Identity Theft Can Put You in Jail While Criminals Go Free
Think identity theft only results in fraudulent transactions on your
credit card. Think again, as a New Mexico man recently learned wound
up spending nearly a week in jail due to the misdeeds of an identity thief.
It seems, according to the Albuquerque Times, a 28 year old
man was wanted on a 2 year old outstanding arrest warrant
for narcotics charges which were actually the result of an
identity thief who had used his name.
Evidently back in 2002, the victim lost his wallet which
contained his social security card (ssn) and the identity
thief used it for a 2005 narcotics arrest which he
subsequently skipped out on the bail.
As a result the innocent 28 year old man ended up
spending 6 scary nights in jail before local authorities
would even listen to him about the mistaken identity.
"Unfortunately, people can be victims for years to
come despite anything we try.."
Because of this unfortunate situation, the victim was even
reported to be in risk of losing his:
- Peace of Mind
Avoid this from happening to you or someone you know.
Our tip for today, is to conduct your own self background
check. Get your public information profile (pip) to scrutinize
it for any incorrect information such as unwarranted arrests
which can very likely land you in jail or worse.