Granddaughter Accused of Identity Theft
A woman, who was employed as a police officer in Daytona Beach, was arrested last week for “uttering a forged check” and other charges. The Volusia County Headlines Examiner notes that Annie R. noticed on her credit report that an automobile was purchased in 2007 in her name. She was denied a loan in March of this year, which prompted her looking into her credit report. A Daytona Beach arrest report notes that $32,000 loan was given in the name of Ms. Robinson and her granddaughter, who is a Daytona Beach police officer.
Many don’t take into account that fact that family members, who have access to personal information, might use their identity to get a loan. Many identity thieves use their family members as bait, especially if they know that the person does not often check their credit report or would not otherwise be aware of the fraudulent loan. Many don’t feel they will ever be caught stealing the personal identity of a family member.
It is good to always be aware of how you store and use your personal information. Who has access to it in your family that might be in desperate need of money or a loan?
Check your credit report often for any fraudulent activity. If you find that accounts were opened in your name that you were not aware of, report this to the proper authorities immediately.
Consider using a proactive identity theft monitoring service, that can alert you if new credit is issued in your name. Representatives can also be extremely helpful to you if you find that you do become the victim of identity theft and you are a member of an identity theft protection service.
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