Stories About Identity Theft - Share Your Story!

Do you have unique stories about identity theft to share?  Identity fraud cases have become an ever increasing problem.  Every time I hear about a large company getting hacked it makes me cringe.  I've also been receiving emails from companies that say that they've processed credit card payments for large online retailers that I have shopped at, telling me that my personal information may have been stolen.  It's definitely a bad Stories About Identity Theftfeeling, and has been occurring with greater frequency as technology has been evolving, and fraudsters continue to get more sophisticated.

Being a victim of identity fraud is not only a time consuming problem, but can also be extremely expensive.  It can have a severe impact on your ability to get a new credit card, a home or auto loan, and even affect your car insurance premiums.  Also, many employers now check credit scores as part of their employment background check.  So a low credit score can actually prevent you from getting the job you want!  Scroll down to share your story about identity theft.  At the bottom of the page you can also read other people's identity theft horror stories; they're really quite unbelievable (and scary)!  

Fortunately, being aware of the existence of identity theft as a growing concern, and how it works, can go a long way to help you to prevent identity fraud.  For many of us, knowledge is enough to provide the tools needed to prevent it.  There are even a number of things we can proactively do to help prevent identity theft beyond simply being aware of its existence.  The three major credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) offer free or low cost tools to help, and there are also third party identity theft protection companies available to help for very reasonable prices.

If you're looking for more information about identity fraud, and how to minimize your risk of being a victim of identity theft, definitely please visit the following pages:

Tell Us Your Stories About Identity Theft!

Have you personally experienced identity theft fraud? Please share your identity theft horror stories!

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to read identity theft stories that other visitors to the site have written!

Be Careful Who You Trust 
I was arrested in April 2012 for the crime of larceny. The warrant was from a different state than the one in which I currently live in so I was also listed …

Unexpected Account On Credit Report 
I wanted to share a surprising credit reporting experience that I recently had. My credit is very good, and with all of the issues about identity theft …

Identity theft almost cost me thousands of dollars 
I'm a 26 year old guy in Austin, TX and I wanna share my story on how I almost got scammed out of thousands of dollars of work by some scumbag, and ended …

How I Experienced Cases of Identity Theft Twice 
The first time that I experienced identity theft was when I went to the bank to withdraw money and found out that my money was lower than the previous …

Identity Theft Hard to Fix 
I was in my last year of college when my identity was stolen. This was about 20 years ago, and I still to this day do not know who or how it was stolen, …

Money Stolen from Bank Account in Arizona 
I am unable to disclose the name of the bank for legal reasons, but when I was 18, I had opened up a bank account, placing $150 into the savings account. …

A One Second Mistake Will Stay With Me Forever 
In the early 1990's, being a white, country boy fresh out of college and now living in the big city, I accidentally dropped my CT driver's license onto …

Identity Theft Horror Stories 
I know this is supposed to be about my own identity theft horror stories, but luckily I haven't had a problem with identity theft fraud yet (touch wood!). …

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Stories About Identity Theft

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