IST100 ANNO. BIB. FINAL - Michael Rumler ID# 000894645...

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Michael Rumler ID# 000894645 Identity Theft: Victims Identity theft is a crime in which a criminal obtains peoples personal information, such as a Social Security number or driver's license numbers, in order to pose as the victim. The information that they attain can be used to obtain credit, merchandise, and services using the victims’ name. One of the biggest problems with identity theft is that very often the crimes committed by the identity theft expert are often attributed to the victim. Another problem is that the victim has no idea that they are actually victims until the crime has already been committed. The victim usually finds out when a credit card company submits a statement to them with the “mysterious” transaction. Often the identity thief will use the stolen identity to acquire even more credit products by changing your address so that you never see the credit card bills that the thief runs up. The reason I choose this topic is because identity theft is a huge problem in today’s economy. As technology advances, the ease of thieves to use computers to gain access to your information increases. Authoritative Web Page Identity Theft Victims Guide. Retrieved April 26, 2009, from Privacy Rights: This web page is about how to deal with being a victim of identity theft. The page is built to be a guide that provides victims of identity theft with instructions on how to regain your financial health and who to contact for more help. The first thing you should do is act quickly and assertively to minimize the damage. Immediately report the situation to the fraud department of the three credit reporting companies Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. When you notify one bureau that you are at risk of being a victim of identity theft, it will notify the other two for you. The web page has a table of contents to show the order in which someone should go about contacting the correct people to cease the thieve from spreading. Other steps include getting legal help, dealing with emotional stress, and keeping good records of your information so it does not get to hard to handle. This page offers many links to agencies and a lot of contact information to assist victims. Authoritative Web Page Help for victims of identity theft. (2009, March 02). Office for Victims of Crime. Retrieved April 28, 2009, from
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This web page is mainly about providing support for victims by giving victims a large amount of support groups contact information. The pages information includes contact information for law enforcement, additional services, and recovery aids. This web page also provides info about Government Resources such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Social Security Administration and the Internet Crime Complaint Cente r. The web is updated regularly and even provides information about recent Stimulus Check scams. Other information about available programs include a lot of OVC-Funded Programs, many National Organizations, and
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