With the rise of technology, it has become easier than ever to steal sensitive information. Whether your information was stolen in a security breach at a large company or a gas station with an illegal card reader, becoming a victim of identity theft is life-changing.
We have come to depend on the internet and other technology to help make our lives easier. However, with added comfort comes added security risks.
The Department of Justice defines identity theft as “all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data” for financial gain. When a thief has enough information, they can sell your information to other criminals or use it to commit:
Fraudulent withdrawals from your accounts
Falsely apply to credits cars
Fraudulently fill out loan applications
Buy and obtain goods and services
Unfortunately, identity theft is rising exponentially. According to studies gathered by Experian, in the last reporting year:
Large-scale data breaches have increased by 44%
Records exposure has increased by 389%
Credit card exposure increased by 88%
Approximately 158 million social security numbers have been exposed
Turn to Trusted Identity Theft Attorneys
Suffering losses due to identity theft is devastating. Victims are often overwhelmed and unsure of how to put their life back together. Our identity theft lawyers have extensive experience with financially sensitive and complex matters.
First, it is important that you know there are criminal and civil actions you can take. The National Conference of State Legislatures has a comprehensive list of each state’s penalties for identity theft, most of which include:
Prosecuting the crime as a felony in most cases
Ordering restitution for financial losses and other damages
Our identity theft attorneys can file a civil suit in addition to the criminal charges.
If you have been victimized by identity theft but law enforcement has not successfully found the perpetrator, you still have options. Our dedicated attorneys may be able to find and identify those responsible.
Law enforcement usually has numerous ongoing cases. Our identity theft lawyers can focus on your situation and employ several tools to bring you justice, including:
Using investigators, forensic accountants, and other experts to identify all liable parties
Gather critical evidence
Evaluate the full extent of damages and financial losses
We will work tirelessly to recover your losses and protect your financial future.
Contact Our Identity Theft Attorneys Today
Identity theft can take a heavy toll on your financial and mental health. It can take years to recover fully from the damage caused.
Our identity theft attorneys are committed to achieving justice and secure the damages you deserve. Fight back and contact our legal team to discuss your best course of action. We provide our clients with the aggressive representation they need to maximize their compensation.
While every identity theft case is different, your recoverable damages may include:
Compensatory damages for the financial losses you have suffered
Injunctive relief for the debts that are not yours
Emotional distress damages
Possible punitive damages in applicable cases
Take back control of your life and call our identity theft lawyers today.
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