According to a recent AP report, a study by the government found that 1 out of every 14 Americans 16 years or older was a victim of identity theft. According to a national household survey of 70,000 people by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, identity theft resulted in over $24.7 billion in financial losses last year. The crime affected 16.6 million people. Surprisingly, the households that were victimized the most had an annual income of $75,000 or more. That income bracket represented 10 percent of the total people affected. To read more, click here.
With the explosion of technology and the access to easy credit and our personal financial information traveling through cyberspace billions of times a day by banks, credit card companies and citizens themselves, it is not surprising that this crime has become the fastest growing one in America.
Our firm has represented victims of identify theft for years. What we have discovered is a credit industry that will put their desire for profit over real victims. We rarely litigate a case against the individual that has caused the theft. However, we do represent people against the banks, credit cards companies and credit reporting agencies that refuse to update or correct the inaccurate and devastating information once notified. If you are a victim of ID Theft or have information on your credit report that is causing you harm, we can help. Contact us today for a free consultation.