How do I notice a scammer?
How to Spot a ScamYou are contacted out of the blue. You are required to send money upfront in order to receive a prize. You are asked to send money via a wire transfer or “reload pack.” You are asked to provide personal or financial information. You are asked to keep it a secret. You are asked to act quickly.More items
Do identity thieves get caught?
Identity thieves almost never get caught In a study done in 2006, “only 1 in 700 identity theft suspects were arrested by federal authorities (0.14%).” Its safe to say that identity thieves are far more likely to get away with their crimes.
Can you find out who stole your identity?
If youve been the victim of identity theft, and someone has stolen your Social Security number or personal data to file taxes, open credit accounts, or make charges you didnt authorize, you can find out who committed this illegal act. Theres no 100% foolproof way to catch an identity thief.