Criminals aren’t relegated to the shadows and dark alleys. They don’t all carry switchblades or guns like in the movies and on television. The most damaging, heartless criminals never hold you up on the street, steal your car, or even break into your home; its those who steal your life.
Identity theft is more than the stealing of property which can be replaced, but a violation of everything inherent to your individuality; your very self. Identity theft can paralyze your entire life for weeks, months, and years.
Identity theft victims suffer severe creditworthiness setbacks, which mean attempts to purchase a car, a home, or get a credit card – anything involving credit – will be difficult, if not impossible. Ruined credit can even prevent you from getting a job.
According to the US Dept. of Justice, the average number of identity fraud victims, annually in the United States, is an astonishing 11,571,900, with a total financial loss in 2013 of $21 billion, up from $13.2 billion in 2010. These numbers show the exponential growth of identity theft in the U.S.
Identity theft has no prejudices, and does not discriminate against age or race, marital status or income. If someone has a Social Security Number, then they’re at risk.
By using only the normal avenues available can take an indeterminate amount of time to settle and resolve. Using a Private Investigative service can speed up this process, and put your identity back with you, where it belongs. We can help you gather the proof and evidence you need to prove you’ve been a victim of Identity theft so you can get your life back on track faster, and even help track down whoever stole your identity in the first place.