Identity Theft

Identity theft or identity fraud is the criminal act of taking a victim’s identity for the purpose of obtaining credit, credit cards from banks and/or retailers, stealing money from the victim’s existing accounts, applying for loans in the victim’s name, establishing accounts with utility companies, leasing automobiles and residences, filing bankruptcy, and/or even obtaining employment.

Identity thieves often steal thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims, in the victim’s own name, without the victim knowing about the fraud for months or sometimes years. If you feel you are a victim of Identity Theft please visit the Florida Attorney General’s website for more information.