Identity theft is an extremely common occurrence these days and is one of the fastest growing crimes across the country. If we haven’t experienced it ourselves, we likely know of a friend or family member who has fallen victim to identity theft.
In a case of identity theft, someone commits fraud using another person’s identification information. They may use this information for personal gain or sell the information to others. Even those who are extremely careful in attempting to protect their personal information can become a target. There are many ways for thieves to get access to private information such as your birthdate, social security number, driver’s license, tax ID, bank account information or credit card.
Those who commit identity theft face severe consequences including prison sentence and high fines. Victims have the right to seek compensation for their losses from those who committed the crime, and possibly from the business, institution or employer who was maintaining this critical information.
The identity theft attorneys at the Bourassa Law Group can help you take legal action against those who took advantage of your personal information. Besides fighting for the compensation you are owed, our team can assist in providing the information and steps you need to repair your credit score and reclaim your security.