Has Your Identity Been Compromised?
Identity theft has unquantifiable adverse effects on a person’s existence. When someone successfully steals your identity, they can have access to your money, credit, property, and more. They can open up new credit accounts and rack up debt until they damage your credit. They can jeopardize your health insurance by using up all of your benefits and altering your medical history with their information, thereby affecting your future medical care. If an identity thief gets a hold of your Social Security number, she can collect your benefits and take a job in your name, leaving you with her tax bill. Some victims of identity theft have been surprised to find a criminal record in their name. The consequences may include jail time, legal fees, and inability to find work.
With the advent of modern technology, stealing someone else’s identity has never been easier. Electronic pickpockets can harvest your credit card information from the street without you ever having to open up your wallet. Debit card PIN pads and ATMs can be tampered with by thieves in order to intercept your card information and PIN number. Online security breaches and weaknesses open up pathways to theft. Sometimes, thieves go through your trash to collect information from your mail, such as discarded credit card solicitations.
If you think you are the victim of or have been exposed to identity theft, contact CounselOne immediately for a free consultation. Your identity is your biggest asset. Let our attorneys help protect you and your rights. Contact us today.
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