Identity Theft for Cosmetic Surgery
In an unusual new update to our recent series on
medical identity theft, a California woman paid for
her cosmetic liposuction surgery using the stolen
identity of another woman.
Apparently, this identity theft criminal was successful
in not only getting over $5,000 of liposuction surgery,
but also managed to secure "several" post surgery
This woman identity theft was caught, however, by authorities
after completing a finance request to pay for the surgery.
Also, having a distinctive tattoo evidently lead investigators
to identify this vain thief from her past arrests.
So, our tip for today is to be on guard with your credit beyond
what most consumers consider are typically card fraud related
incidents of identity theft.
Because there are many ways, like this identity theft
liposuction crime, your credit can be accessed without
your authorization it's prudent for you to consider credit
monitoring. Active credit monitoring can alert you via wireless
or email alerts when suspicious activity first takes place given you
the necessary time to limit or even prevent extensive damage to
Plus, to find the often times hidden, past incidents of non-
credit report damage such as liens or court judgements
resulting from criminal activity committed in your
name, get your personal information profile (pip).
You will be shocked to know the volume of information on file
with your public information profile that presents over 400 ways
an identity thief can easily ruin your good name. Any one of
those 400 ways can cost you your job, force you to pay
higher auto insurance, or even land you in jail.