Identity Theft

Identity theft (commonly known as ID theft or stealing another person’s identity) is rampant and an ever present danger.  ID theft usually occurs when someone uses an individual’s personally identifying information without their permission, including their name, Social Security number, or credit or debit card information.  Identity theft is usually committed when an individual takes another person’s identity by:

- Rummaging through trash for bills or other papers with personally identifying information, or                “dumpster diving”,

- Skimming, or using a storage device to obtain another person’s credit or debit card numbers,

- Phishing, or pretending to be a financial institution by sending spam or other messages                            requesting personally identifying information,

- Stealing property with the information in it, including purses, wallets and pre-approved credit              card offers, or

- Sending your billing information to another address by completing a change of address form.

Identity theft can take numerous forms. Sometimes a complete stranger obtains your personal information and uses it to open credit accounts in your name. Sometimes a family member takes advantage of your personal information. In either case, dealing with damages caused by identity thief can be costly and frustrating.

If you or a loved one was the victim of personal identity theft, we want to provide you with the legal help you need.

The Lavelle Law Group has significant trial experience as well as experience navigating identity theft cases and will work tirelessly to hold identity thieves and other parties accountable for their actions. Our history of success can help you and other victim's restore their good names, reputation, and credit after their identities were stolen.

If you have had your identity stolen, contact Lavelle Law Group as soon as possible. Lavelle Law Group may be able to help to recover financial losses and remedy other injuries you have suffered as a result. To learn more about how LLG may be able to help you, please contact us or fill out our no cost case review form today.

Recovering stolen money and correcting any additional damage caused by identity theft, such as a damaged credit score or a tarnished reputation, can be a difficult task to undertake on your own. As identity theft becomes more and more common, determining the identity of the thief has become a challenge for police, often leaving victims without legal recourse against the thieves themselves. It is important to contact an attorney to discuss options that may be available to you if the police cannot be of assistance.

LLG has access to experts at the top of their respective fields, including private investigators and forensic accountants, who may be able to assist in determining, through their own private investigation, when your identity was stolen and by whom. Additionally, our attorneys can review the details of your case, which will include both information collected by our experts and your own accounts, to determine whether a third party can be held liable for your injury. If your case is successful, you may be able to recover compensation for your financial losses, restore your reputation, and reestablish your credit score.

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