Identity Theft and Unique Restoration By Licensed Investigators
As a former financial advisor, I consistently recommended that individuals and families fully protect themselves with an effective risk management program. This included health insurance, disability income insurance, automobile insurance, homeowners insurance, renters insurance, umbrella insurance, and life insurance, plus other coverages like long term care, when needed.
I now also recommend that every individual, couple, and family including business owners also now have a comprehensive, economical, effective identity theft package..with RESTORATION of IDENTITY. Why? Because you can lose your financial independence… and you absolutely want to protect your name, your assets and your loved ones personal identification. .
An individual and family can be devastated by the loss of their identity. It may require years of effort to restore identity…if it can be done. The average individual cannot make all the necessary phone calls and personal visits across the U.S. and internationally, as well as the apply the time and energy needed to complete the restoration. Your money and assets can be taken away from you and never recovered.
The reasons for having strong identity theft protection today also recognizes that there are more incidents of damage to citizens for identity theft than that of all other protection policies that we carry. Unfortunately these incidents of identity theft do not include scams by foreigners. Our federal government has thrown up their hands and will not even help you one iota in case you get involved in a Nigerian, African or other country international scam.
The Federal Trade Commission reported in March of 2011 that Identity Theft is the greatest consumer complaint of all and has been now for the last 12 years. More than 9 million cases were reported in 2010 and more than 11 million cases occurred in 2011, up 13% from 2010.. Thieves have discovered that identity theft crimes are more lucrative than drug crimes… and far less risky. Unfortunately only about 5% of the perpetrators ever get punished… and they don’t stand the risk of gang warfare.
Some 30,000+ people in the U.S. wake up each day to learn that their identity has been stolen.
Anyone can be a victim of identity theft. There is really no way to prevent it from happening. The question is… once stolen, how long will it take for the victim to become aware of the act? How does one restore their identity in case it has been stolen? How long does identity restoration take? Usually years! Can you restore your identity by someone mailing you the forms for a “do it yourself” approach across the U.S and internationally? Will all your assets in your bank accounts be accessible to you during the restoration? Do you believe that you are capable of restoring your own identity if stolen? It is estimated that there are more than 25 agencies across the U.S. and internationally that need contacting in order to restore your identity and to assure that your background is fully restored.
Many think that identity theft occurs only with Financial Transactions. Unfortunately this is only one of five major types of Identity Theft Loss. Others include Drivers Licenses, Social Security Numbers, Medical Information, and Character/Criminal Actions. For example, children are especially susceptible through the use of their Social Security numbers which are available from hospital and other personal records from time of birth. If a thief can use a social security number for 18 or more years before being discovered then a tremendous amount of damage can be done to that young person’s financial credibility and status.
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