Just released is a video by Fox News that nails the ID Theft situation! You will need to pick on the first URL below in order to watch the video. Listen to what this expert says about restoration, how many people have their social security numbers compromised…1 in 7….and the government will not tell you about this.. so you must find out about your identity status for yourself…this means you must be proactive in the protection of your identity.
The following is excellent journalistic reporting by Michael Isikoff of NBC: See the link.
I very much like Michael Isikoff’s thorough work on Open Channel Investigative reporting from NBC News and msnbc.com
- If your identity is stolen and restoration is the only acceptable solution for you…which it probably is…who will do the restoration work? Must you do the many hours of work over unknown geography and with many parties or would you prefer that licensed investigators take on your case working with attorneys and do the work for you? If you choose the licensed investigator approach, you can continue your lifestyle and work without interruption while professionals solve the issues on your behalf. Otherwise you may be signing up for thousands of hours of restoration work yourself, hopefully to be reimbursed.
- Some identity theft protection firms will mail you the restoration forms for you to do the restoration work, you make the phone calls and travel yourself at your own expense…while some provide reimbursement insurance for some of your losses, however may impose limitations and exclusions for types of losses and may not cover all the several major types of identity theft. This article is intended to inform you of the differences between restoration by licensed investigative professionals or restoration by a do-it-yourself plan that may take you years of work and on trips requiring thousands of miles of travel, and many, many phone calls. The question is… can you afford the time and money to enter into a do-it-yourself restoration plan? Most people wanting to protect themselves from identity theft do not know of the licensed restoration professionals solution.
- I suggest that you need to inform yourself and your friends that there is an alternative which is much preferred by those who have been informed about the differences. Once someone’s identity has been stolen, the preferable solution is restoration to the original status before the theft. This includes credit positions, positions with banks, drivers licenses, social security numbers, medicare records, medical records, and with the many agencies that have your data. Very few people are aware that preventing identity theft is virtually impossible. Even more do not realize what courses of action must be taken once their identity has been stolen. Very few people realize that in order to restore your identity that it will take many hours and typically years of effort to contact all of the parties that have your identity data that may have been negatively impacted. Do you know in how many digital data bases your personal identity resides? And in what locations, companies, government agencies, hospitals, employers, stores, suppliers could your data be located?Do you have access?
- Again, I sincerely recommend that you protect yourself for identity theft, including your children, and when you do so, be sure to look for an identity theft package that does not just mail you the do-it-yourself forms for you to correct the issue, but includes their own staff of licensed investigators using power of attorneys and working with very reputable provider attorney firms. This is quite different from you doing the work and requesting reimbursement after the work is completed. In many cases you may not qualify for reimbursement.
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