Identity Thieves Steal Man's House
From the strange but true category of identity
theft, an 89 year old Canadian man's entire
home was stolen in what authorities recognized
as a legal real estate transaction.
What makes this particular identity theft even
more outrageous is the man is facing the loss
of his home forever, even though it was sold
fraudulently to an non-existant relative as
part of the scam.
It seems the thieves assumed the 89 year old
man's identity, even presenting a fake driver's
license during the power of attorney paper work
signing over of his property to a fictious person.
"To find it's been stolen right out
from under them is totally devastating."
The identity theft victim can't even legally
enter his (formerly) home because that act
would be considered trespassing requiring
consent from the new owners.
"You really have to do due diligence
So, our tip for today is to prevent this
type of particular identity theft from
happening to you. Twice per year make
sure to run a complete check of your
public information profile (pip) to
scan the more than 400 databases
for the hidden evidence this type of
identity theft has not already been
committed against you.