Identity thieves are opportunistic and exploit vulnerabilities in individuals’ personal information security practices. Identity theft is more than a simple inconvenience. It’s a crime that can seriously complicate your life—potentially costing you time, money and opportunities.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the number of reported cases of identity fraud in 2020 doubled in the United States. Each piece of information or account they gain access to can help them steal more. Unfortunately, signs of fraud can take weeks or months to reveal themselves, leaving us even more vulnerable.
Here are the best steps you can take if you have become a victim of identity theft:
If your case of identity theft has not been resolved to your satisfaction or you need help in this process, email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-800-822-7120. THD Credit can help.
In 2015 alone, over 13 million Americans were victim of identity fraud, resulting in damages of more than $15 billion. While identity theft takes many forms, these are some of the most common:
– Credit card fraud
– False applications for new credit
– Fraudulent withdrawals from a bank account
– Fraudulent use of telephone calling cards
– Fraudulent use of medical care
– Social security fraud (for tax and employment fraud)
Here are 4 steps to take immediately if you have been a victim of identity theft:
Clearing the wreckage of identity theft can be a complex process. If this happens to you, I am here to help stop the theft and minimize the damage.
Until next month,