Ways The Id Theft Deterrence Act Can Aid Victims Of Fraudulent Activity
According to studies done by Gartner Inc only one in seven hundred people who commit identity theft are ever caught and brought to justice. In Oregon recently it seems like they may have caught the one.
The Associated Press reported that one identity thief showed up at a local bank in order to cash another fraudulent check. What makes this story so bizarre is the thief was caught by the person he had been victimizing. It seems that person was there at the exact time disputing the bogus charges showing up on his financial statement.
Unfortunately for most victims of identity theft the chances of coming face to face with the actual thief are slim and at best and non-existent at worst. Identity theft and fraud affects eight to nine million people every single year. While certain forms of identity theft like check fraud are on the decline the same cannot be said for other types like phishing websites which have seen a sharp increase. In fact technological advances have made identity fraud that much easier.
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