Signs You Might be the Victim of Identity Theft

Identity theft can wreak havoc on your finances and emotional wellbeing, and it can be very difficult to recover from the harm caused by identity thieves. It is important to recognize when you might have been a victim of identity theft as soon as possible to mitigate the damage, and the following are some signs it might have happened to you.

  • You start receiving account or credit card statements you did not open or do not recognize
  •  You apply for credit and are shocked to learn you were denied
  • You start receiving letters, calls, or other communications from debt collectors when you have no past-due debts
  • You stop receiving statements for your legitimate accounts at your email or mailing address
  • You find inaccurate information on your credit report, including credit inquiries you did not make
  • You have unknown charges on your credit card or bank statements
  • You receive fraud alerts from your bank or credit card provider that your card was used at an unusual location or for particularly large purchases
  • You call the Social Security Administration hotline (800-269-0271) and learn someone used your SSN to get benefits or a job.
  • You receive strange calls from the police or prosecutor who believes you are a suspect of a crime
  • You get medical bills for services you never received
  • You learn from the IRS that someone filed a tax return with your information

This is not an exhaustive list, and if you notice anything unusual, it is best to let a Toluca Lake consumer protection attorney advise you of the best course of action in your situation.

Contact Our Toluca Lake Consumer Protection Lawyers Right Away

At Martin & Bontrager, APC, we represent the rights of clients who have been the victims of identity theft and other consumer law violations. Contact us online or call 323.940.1700 for a free case evaluation today.