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    Is the Information on Me an Error or Am I a Victim of Identity Theft?

Is the Information on Me an Error or Am I a Victim of Identity Theft?

Documentation: Official or unofficial require human input. And that creates an opportunity for inputting errors.

Errors are a result of not paying attention, hitting the wrong key, having old information and/or not providing updated information. Below are examples of how incorrect information can be misleading.

Example #1: Public Records: Recently we discovered that an individual who had no interest in a case was listed as one of the defendants when in fact they were the Registered Agent. They never received any notification from the court that a judgment was awarded against the rightful defendant and them, as the Registered Agent. Years later when conducting a background check upon themselves, this “error” was discovered. Although the judgment was small, the reporting error played a huge role in [...]

May 8th, 2019|Identity Theft|

Identity Theft vs. Identity Fraud

Because we stay in the know, constantly arming ourselves with ways to assist our clients, International Investigators is most concerned about how computers can sometimes turn our clients into victims. To explain our point, we wish to share some rather scary information with you: every two seconds, another American becomes the victim of identity fraud.

In fact, according to research conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research, the number of identity fraud victims jumped in 2013 to 13.1 million. That was an increase of 500,000 from 2012.

Most often, the media talks about identity theft, which occurs when your personal information is accessed, even if it is not necessarily to be used for financial gain. For example, a person steals your social security number and takes on your [...]