He recommends a 1-10-1 rule should you fall into icy water. 1 minute to get your breathing under control before attempting to get out, 10 minutes of useful efforts at escape before you run out of energy, and then finally 1 hour before your heart stops. How cheery.
Is there a comparable rule for identity theft victims?
- 1 hour of uncomfortable questioning the wisdom of giving your password to that nice person from 'tech support';
- 2 days spent with bank customer support determining if they did indeed contact you;
- 3 years to deal with the consequences.