If you were a Victim Of Identity Theft, What Would You Do? I read an article titled “To Catch an Identity Thief” and it got me thinking what people would do if this happened to them. After reading this post, ask yourself if you were a victim of identity theft like the lady mentioned below, what would you do?
The article was about a lady named Karen Lodrick and her life was a living hell after becoming a victim of identity theft. Because of our business I hear a lot of people say stupid things like “they can have my identity.” Really? This has to be one of the dumbest statements because they don’t truly understand how devastating being a victim of this crime can be to them and their families.
Karen ordered a latte at Starbucks while waiting nervously for the bank on San Francisco’s Market Street to open. She had been anxious and distracted of late but couldn’t help noticing the scruffy looking pair standing next to her: a tall man wearing a navy baseball jacket and a large woman in jeans and Gucci glasses, carrying a brown suede coat and a Prada wallet. The woman looked vaguely familiar. That coat. A cold tingle of fear ran through Karen as she took it all in. The distinctive faux-fur trim along its edges looked as unkempt as the woman who held it. And then BINGO she knew. Karen’s ID had been stolen five months before. Her bank account had been emptied, and her life sent reeling out of control. The coat she was looking at was the same one she’d seen in the bank surveillance tape, worn by the woman who’d stolen Karen’s ID.
The day before, Karen’s bank had called after Read more…