You’ve probably heard about the term, “identity theft”. But do you know the definition of the term, and what it means for your own personal identity? Today we’ll review what is identity theft, and whether or not you should sue someone for the identity of you or someone else.
Basically, identity theft is taking another person’s identity or pretending to be someone else to get things you want, do things that aren’t really yours, or do things you don’t want to do.
Some examples of identity theft include mail order brides or online dating. If your credit card or ATM card is used by someone else and you don’t know that the transaction has been done, you can be sure that your personal identity has been violated.
The first step to successfully defending against identity theft is knowledge. The first step is to understand what identity theft is, and how you can take action to defend yourself. These are just a few of the most common elements of the act.
The first thing you should know about identity theft is that your identity is not actually stolen, rather the criminal takes a hold of it. Once that takes place, it becomes the property of the criminal. The criminal has full access to your financial and personal information and can even get the number of your bank account.
Once the identity theft is done, it is often referred to as the “crime”. While it does involve damage to your life, it isn’t something that is harmful to you directly. The damage that will occur is that you will be ruined financially, and a name will be attached to your name, and your reputation will be damaged, not only for a brief time but for a very long time.
How can your identity be stolen?
Well, the act of identity theft is something that is easy to do. Once the act is done, the thief has your personal information, you have no way of knowing whether your identity has been used, and you have no recourse. Your only recourse is to sue someone who has done the deed.
How can you sue someone for identity theft?
Because there is no way to prove the theft has taken place, there is no way to go after the criminal. That leaves you with suing someone for identity theft.
Do you need to be sued? That depends on your situation. If the thief is the only one to have in your information, then you will not need to be sued. If they did not steal your information, and they are the only one to have it, then you will need to be sued.
In this article, we’ve explained what is identity theft, and how you can protect yourself, no matter what you’ve heard about the crime. Of course, if the thief is your credit card company, or your bank, then you need to sue for it.