All too often, 60 plus or better are major targets for identity theft. Our average cases of identity theft victims range from ages 45 and better. We see more crime with senior clients because they are the most vulnerable. No matter who the individual is, you have a lot to lose when identity theft enters your life.
There are several preventive steps to stop identity theft entering your life.
- Enroll in credit monitoring, such as Experian and Lifelock
- Enroll your real estate property or properties with Title Lock
- Lock your credit, if you do not plan on inquiring for new credit such as a new business loan, a new credit card, a new car loan or home mortgage
- Never accumulate mail in your mail box, mail scavengers seek loaded mailboxes
- Do not open emails that are unknown to you, it may just be a phishing scam, which is very common these days
- Change your passwords on your computer
- Purchase or update your malware system on your computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone
- Never give your social security number to an incoming call that you are unfamiliar with
- Never respond to texts that you do not know where they originated from, do not call back those text numbers. Most of the time, unknown numbers are a scam
- When you don’t know who the text sender is, do not click on to text messages that have links to that text message
- Your credit card companies do not call you for any promotional events, they call if your payment is late.
- IRS never calls you with intimidated messages.
Actually, we stopped real time identity theft. Because our client was a senior, the perpetrators had the audacity to continue their identity theft crusade by opening new lines of credit and a mobile phone, while our client froze her personal credit.
Luckily, we worked quickly and prompted our client to continue working with the sheriff’s department. We could not complete our work without the help of our local sheriffs intervening with identity theft.
The next common targets of identity theft are the Latino Americans and Americans who have ethnic surnames. Also, Millennials get ripped off quite often with identity theft because most of them shop online. Online shopping can be an easy compromise for hackers.
Damage after Identity Theft
If you have exhausted yourself in fixing your business identity theft and personal identity theft or have no direction to navigate your identity theft restoration, please contact us for a free thorough consultation. Our professional assistance can help your damage control by bouncing you right back where your personal credit history was before the identity theft compromise.
For more information on how we can help Floridians locally in Palm Beach and Jupiter FL with identity theft restoration, please fill out the online contact form about your concerns or give us a call at 561.244.9914 or 855.477.9007. Read what our valued clients have to say about First Pro Capital and Credit Consulting Experts on our Testimonials page