Identity Theft Revisited

Remember last summer when I mentioned I had been the victim of identity theft?

Well, I got a letter in the mail today from the U.S. Justice Department. They actually caught the persons involved. I am fairly surprised. I don’t hold out much hope that they’ll go to jail, but maybe they’ll have at least learned that they can’t get away with that sort of thing. Actually, one of them might do jail time, because it looked like he was involved in some pretty hairy schemes.

I am not sure what all I can say about it. I haven’t been put under a gag order or told not to reveal who it was, but considering they haven’t been arraigned yet, it feels wrong. Maybe once they’re convicted.

It feels really good to know that I wasn’t forgotten or ignored and that they found the guys. It is a horrible feeling to know someone is out there trying to get credit in your name, using your Social Security Number, and emptying your bank account. Not that they managed to do much harm to me financially — my bank was really good about it.

2 thoughts on “Identity Theft Revisited

  1. I've always wondered how serious these sort of crimes are taken. It's reassuring to know that you weren't forgotten.

  2. Wow, Dana! I remember that very well!!!! I am sooo glad that the system really works!!!! Wow! I AM impressed!

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