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Secure Your Identity
Did you know that, according to the FTC, over 9 million Americans have their identities stolen every year? Don't become another victim of identity theft. Secure your identity today.
You have worked your whole life to build your name, your credit, and your financial reputation. So much of our credibility is contingent upon our names and other personal information. An identity thief can strip you of all of this in the blink of an eye. With our society becoming increasingly technologically based, we have made ourselves especially vulnerable to identity crimes. This is why it's so important to secure your identity.
Identity Theft: What Is It?
Simply put, identity theft is a crime. Identity theft takes place when someone wrongfully acquires and uses your personal information to commit fraud or other crimes of deception for financial gain. At your expense, identity thieves profit by using your personal data. In many ways, your personal data is as good as gold to thieves because they can use it to open up lines of credit or even take out a home loan. One of the most insidious aspects of identity theft is the fact that many consumers do not even realize their identities have been tampered with until it is far too late. By the time consumers see a red flag on their accounts on credit reports, the damage has already been done.
The Repercussions of Identity Theft
Detecting identity theft too late can lead to grave consequences. To illustrate, consider the famous example of one identity theft case that took place in the late nineties. A convicted felon stole a man's identity, wracked up over $100,000 of credit card debt, bought homes, motorcycles, and handguns in the victim's name, applied for and obtained a federal home loan, and even called to taunt the victim regularly. Eventually, the felon declared bankruptcy, also in the victim's name. The victim and his wife spent four years and over $15,000 trying to reclaim his identity and reputation. This took place before identity theft became a federal offense, so the thief never had to pay a cent of restitution to the victim.
Secure Your Identity
Identity theft is a serious crime, and it is becoming more and more common. There is a way to secure your identity to protect your credit and your good name. Read on for more information on how you can secure your identity and give yourself peace of mind.