With all the already implied stresses of travel: Will your bags arrive at the correct airport? Will you make it to the train station on time? Will the hotel still have your reservation in their system? There is no need to add a stolen identity to the list.
So you've discovered that you're a victim of identity theft, and you need to file a criminal complaint with law enforcement. This does not have to be as difficult as it sounds.
As millions of Americans discover annually, identity theft is above all else, a huge pain in the neck. It can be stressful and expensive.
Modern technology can be a beautiful thing. It makes our lives infinitely more convenient, and exponentially increases our potential productivity levels. But that added convenience can also mean added danger.
Are you considering selling your old laptop or smartphone? As some of us may be aware, deleting files or data from these mobile devices is not enough.
Most of us who own smart phones store a considerable amount of personal data on them which could be very damaging if the phone was lost or stolen.
Most iPhone users store a considerable amount of personal data on their phone that would be devastating to lose. This can be in the form of pictures, saved PDFs, passwords, banking information, credit card information, and personal text messages.
Identity theft related tax fraud occurs when an identity thief somehow obtains your name and Social Security number and uses this information to file a fraudulent tax return in your name.
When it comes to identity theft, there's a great deal of consumer confusion as to what function law enforcement plays in cleaning up your identity theft mess. "Should I file a police report?" is one of the more common questions our advisors field on a daily basis.
There is something truly terrifying about the thought of losing your passport. It brings to mind being mugged in a third world country and unable to get home.