Did you know one of the most common ways Identity Theft occurs is when someone uses a family member’s or friend’s information? Children often become victims due to a parent or guardian using the child’s information to obtain credit cards and loans.
It is also common for elderly individuals to be victimized by younger family members or caretakers. Unfortunately, these are also the most difficult cases to prove because the victim must press charges or the case will remain at a standstill. Family members can be hesitant about getting family or friends in trouble, however, it is absolutely necessary in these situations as there is no other way to resolve the theft.
If you know someone who has been a victim and needs help restoring their identity contact InfoArmor.
Source: “It’s All Relative: What to do when your Identity thief is a family”, ITRC blog. Retrieved August 30,2012.< http://idtheftcenter.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2012-07-26T10:51:00-07:00&max-results=7&start=7&by-date=false>