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Filing Police reports for ID theft

Submitted by on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 07:17
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I have had ID theft problems for the last 6-7 years. In any given month, I have at least 2-3 attempts using my personal information to try to open some sort of account online. I have Lifelock, so I have been able to keep up on most of it, but I just found out that someone opened a PayPal account using my name this past summer and owe a debt of $400.

I know they tell you that every time you have an instance of ID theft, that you should file a police report with your local police or in the jurisdiction where the ID theft took place. All of mine seems to be taking place online, and if I filed a police report every time I had an instance of attempted ID theft, I would be down at the police station filing reports 2-3 times a month. Is there a better way to do this in my situation? Would an FTC ID Theft Affidavit accomplish the same thing as far as "proof" that I have had many incidences of attempted ID theft?

If your identity theft is a result of your online activities, then be cautious next time with it. Here are some of the important points that you need to consider while operating websites for online buying if the website asks for the following information:
Social Security number
Credit card number
Bank account number
Driver’s license number
Home address and phone number
Health insurance id or information.

Submitted by Renee Brown on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 06:27

Renee Brown

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