Fighting For Victims Of Identity Theft
Theft of personal and financial information is one of the most lucrative crimes that one can commit. It seems that every few months, millions of Americans have their information stolen in massive data breaches. Others are targeted through phishing and other online scams.
If you have been a victim of identity theft, you are not alone and you are not to blame. Unfortunately, your financial institution may try to hold you responsible for the crimes a criminal has committed using your information.
In order to protect yourself from being victimized twice, you need a strong legal advocate on your side. At Hays Cauley, P.C., we have more than 35 years of combined experience fighting for people just like you.
How Do You Know If You’ve Been A Victim?
Consumers are not always alerted about suspected identity theft. In fact, it may go undetected for many months, especially if criminals make some initial payments to make the fraudulent account seem legitimate.
You may not know you have been targeted until:
- You start receiving calls about credit cards or other accounts you didn’t open.
- You are denied credit (or other amenities based on your credit score) even though you are financially responsible.
- You receive notice that you are being sued by a creditor or debt collector.
- You check your credit report and find that it is full of activity you did not authorize.
What Can You Do After You Discover Identity Theft?
It is critical to act as soon as you notice problems or potential red flags:
- Obtain copies of your credit reports through the mail or at annualcreditreport.com
- Alert the creditor and/or debt collector that the account is fraudulent
- Call the attorneys at Hays Cauley, P.C.
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With an office in Florence, Hays Cauley, P.C., represents victims of identity theft throughout South Carolina and Alabama. To learn how we can help you, please fill out our online contact form or call 843-773-2782.