Are you concerned about identity theft? It’s not something that should consume your life, but we’re here to inform you that protecting yourself from identity theft should be something that you take seriously.
Is identity theft really a threat for me?
If you’re asking yourself this question, you might be doubtful that it can happen to you. The truth is: it can, and there’s a good chance that it will at some point if your life. Identity theft has been escalating at an alarming rate across Canada and the United States in recent years. In fact, a new identity theft related crime occurs every two seconds.
What is identity theft?
The name itself usually conjures up images of a skilled thief completely adopting every aspect of your identity, in all facets of your life. But that’s an extreme form. In reality, identity theft can be much subtler. Someone can simply gain access to an online account, a credit card number, or password without you even knowing it. The damage they cause could be only be revealed long after the fact.
Identity theft is typically done by someone you have never met, but it could just as easily involve someone you know or even trust. It’s important to stay vigilant with respect to your personal information at all times, no matter who you’re dealing with.
Unfortunately, it is very easy to fall into the trap of an identity thief: The simple act of revealing your birth date and current address to unauthorized individuals online can lead to serious repercussions. You may notice your credit scores suddenly dropping or may even be accused of a crime that you did not commit.
Have you been the victim of identity theft? We can help
At Discreet Investigations, we understand that identity theft is a serious problem in Canada, and we do our part in Toronto and surrounding areas to put a stop to it. With practiced skill and extensive experience, our private investigators can identify the perpetrator to restore your reputation and bring them to justice.
To conduct a thorough investigation, we begin by obtaining the following information from the identity theft victim:
Date of birth
Social Security number
A copy of their credit report
Relevant account numbers
When and how the theft was discovered
The perpetrator’s potential motive
The victim’s relationship with the perpetrator (if any)
The purpose of the initial interview is not only to confirm the facts, but also to have a solid foundation on which to build the new facts for the subsequent trial. That is why it is crucial to come to us immediately if you notice any suspicious activity involving your personal information, such as a false application for a credit card, a letter from a company that you do not support financially, and anything else that you did not authorize.
If you believe that you may be the unfortunate victim of identity theft, do not panic! Simply contact Discreet Investigations at 647-975-0193 for a detailed consultation. Our team of Investigators will promptly begin gathering the necessary facts to help get your life back on track.