Repair Your Identity Theft Problems

by Eric Hartwell - Date: 2007-01-24 - Word Count: 271 Share This!

If you have been a victim of identity theft, have you gone through the process of restoration? No? then perhaps you should.

Restoration - what is that?

It is surprising how few people actually do anything about identity theft once they have found themselves to be a victim. Much less that 20% contact their credit agencies to report the crime. Sadly, many victims do not even know where to start the process of recovery.

There are professionals that deal in "identity theft restoration". They will take charge of the situation and begin to put things right by:

- letting victims know of their entitlements

- contact the police and other agencies

- file fraud alerts with credit agencies and other institutions

- begin the process of clearing your credit records

- look back at your credit history

- trace identifying data and inform statutory bodies of possible misuse

Being a victim of identity theft can be a thoroughly overwhelming and entirely dispiriting experience. Victims often feel lost and alone and there is a tendency to "just forget all about it and start again". This is the worst case scenario, as victims can continue to fall foul of their identity theft issues for many years to come - perhaps even lifelong. Restoring and repairing your misused data as soon as possible is the best way to ensure closure of the problem and to prevent further attacks with the lost data in the future.

Companies , such as credit agencies, are happy to work with victims on these issues, but if a victim becomes overwhelmed by the enormity of the crime, them putting your faith in a restoration professional can be well worth the time and money

Related Tags: identity theft, identity crime

For further information and resources on identity theft, internet crime and online security visit the New Identity Theft website operated by Eric Hartwell.

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