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The Growing Problem of Criminal Identity Theft in the st 21 Century Identity theft is a serious enough problem for victims, but when you add criminal activity to the mix, it can really interfere with the lives of those victims. People without criminal records suddenly find out they are charged with crimes they never committed. These same people have trouble getting jobs until they answer to the charges. Identity Theft and Criminal Activity: a Growing Problem st The problem of criminal identity theft in the 21 century is becoming more serious as we move deeper into the century. While identity theft itself is serious, when you add the criminal element, it is even more serious. Some of the problems victims of this type of identity theft face include the following according to Legal‐Yogi.com: • Prevent the victims from finding employment with companies that do criminal background checks • Drain the financial resources of the victims because they have to pay lawyer’s fees and fines for the crimes • Loss of reputation within the community • Loss of income because of the time they spend in jail and court It’s almost important to remember the criminals can use your names for many different crimes; all they need to do is have your personal information and produce a duplicate driver’s license with a picture that looks close enough to the criminal for the authorities to believe it’s genuine. For more information on this increasingly serious crime fill out the contact information form that appears on the Legal‐Yogi website and one of the representatives will contact you very soon. Criminal Activity is on the Increase The number of criminal identity thef t cases is on the increase. Unlike financial identity theft, the criminal version can cause more than just a few problems for the victim, the most serious of which can involve jail time. This doesn’t make it a more serious crime in terms of criminal activity but rather, it’s a different type of crime with different implications. There will still be financial loss, but those losses are more likely to involve loss of income, legal fees and fine s related to the crime for which they have been charged. Protect Yourself from Criminals Criminal ID theft is quite unpleasa nt at best and highly damaging. No one wants to take the blame for a crime he or she didn’t commit, but in this type of identity theft this is exactly what a victim is forced to do. Even if it is as simple as a traffic stop, it can still cause damage to a victim’s reputation, especially if it involves a DUI. Is there a way to prove the innocence of the victim? Sometimes there is and sometimes there isn’t; it depends whether the perpetrato r knows the victim and whether the victim wants to implicate the perpetrator. Criminal identity theft is on the increase, so consumers need to be more cauti ous about protecting their personal information. The number of criminal identity theft cases is skyrocketing at an enormous pace, and the only way to avoid criminal ID theft is for cons umers to band together to top the criminal elements that are behind these crimes. There is a huge market in the current economy for criminal identity theft. Wit h such an increase in victims of this crime, it’s important for consumers to make sure they protect themselves. If you would like more information on how to protect yourself, visit Legal‐Yogi.com where you will find an abundance of helpful information. In addition you will have access to an enormous free database of lawyers and financial consultants all over the United States. If you are interested in setting up a free consultation, take a minute to pick up your telephone and call 800‐397‐1755 whenever you have the time.
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