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Questions about Identity Theft You Should Not Ignore

Jul 12, 2008
How Do Thieves Steal My Identity?

If you do not pay attention then you will find that their are many thieves and criminals out there who are just waiting to steal your identity from you.

Criminals have developed many different methods to steal you ID and we have listed just a few of the most common ways here so that you will be more aware of what they do.

Taking personal documents that you have put out in your rubbish.

If your house is stolen from then they make take your personal documents and letters as well.

Removing letters and packages that are left outside for you.

Taking purses from ladies and wallets from men by pick-pockets or other devious means.

Using a dead person's birth certificate or other of their personal details.

Getting post and mail redirected to a different address so they get your letters instead.

Stealing your credit card details from credit card receipts.

Often these identity theft criminals are part of a larger organized gang set up specifically to obtain personal identities from people.

So if these thieves do manage to get your personal ID information you could easily find that it might be used in crimes that are part of trafficking or terrorist operations.

So Who Can Tell Me If My Personal ID Has Been Stolen?

If your identity is stolen there numerous ways in which you might find out about it.

If you are lucky when you find out, it will not be too late.

The following are some indicators that identity theft might have taken place:

A new credit card statement that you have never seen before arrives addressed to you.

Your mail contains a bank statement for an account you know nothing about.

Unknown or unrecognizable purchases appear on your credit card statements.

You see transactions on your bank statement that should not be there.

Unusual credit card transaction cause your credit card company to call you.

So you should always pay careful attention to both your bank and credit card statements and everything your receive through the mail which is a little different from normal.

If you fail to take these actions then you could easily find that theft of your identity will go undetected.

The effects of identity fraud can be financially embarrassing and frustrating to resolve.

Trying to prevent identity theft is the easiest option!

A proven method for doing this is to monitor your credit report frequently at your credit reference agency, so you can quickly detect unexpected activities.

By monitoring your credit report for changes and unusual discrepancies you will be one step ahead and have a much better picture of what is taking place in your name, even if it is not you!.
About the Author
Dave Joa provides more information on how to use a Free UK Credit Reports in the UK to Prevent Identity Fraud at his UK Credit Reports website.
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