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Having your identity stolen can prove incredibly traumatic. You may suffer increased telemarketer harassment, end up with background check errors, or have trouble passing employer background checks or landlord background checks. Unfortunately, it can be a long process to have your identity restored and get help. Working with a Mississippi identity theft attorney can help you learn more about your next steps and provide you with essential support.

What to Do If Your Identity is Stolen

If you have your identity stolen, there are several steps you need to take immediately.

  • Notify your identity theft insurance, if you have it, immediately.
  • File a report with the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Contact any companies that may need to be notified.
  • Contact your local police department for vital support.
  • Freeze your credit, place a fraud alert on your credit reports, and review your existing reports for any strange accounts.
  • Tighten security on all of your accounts since the thief may be able to access more of those accounts than you think.

Dealing with identity theft on your own can prove incredibly frustrating and traumatic. Having an experienced identity theft attorney on your side, on the other hand, can make it easier to manage the many challenges that may come your way while you deal with identity theft. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to learn what protection is available for identity theft victims.

Laws That Protect Identity Theft Victims

Identity theft is a serious crime and can cause immense trauma for the victim. You may struggle to deal with background check errors or bankruptcy reporting errors. Your entire life may feel like it has been put on hold since you may have trouble securing a line of credit or moving into a new property while dealing with identity theft challenges.

Fortunately, several laws aim to help protect the victims of identity theft.

Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008

According to the Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act, the thief can be ordered to pay restitution, including an amount to cover the time the victim had to spend dealing with the identity theft.

The Crime Victims Act

The Crime Victims Act establishes victims’ rights in federal court proceedings, including the right to timely proceedings and timely payment of restitution for your losses. In addition, you have the right to be reasonably heard during the course of the trial.

When to Contact a Mississippi Identity Theft Attorney

Often, victims of identity theft may not even realize that their identities have been stolen. Those victims will frequently go about their lives normally until they have a credit check or background check performed. Then, they may suddenly realize that their identity has been stolen and that, as a result, they may have several complications ahead of them.

If you realize or suspect your identity has been stolen, contact a Mississippi identity theft lawyer immediately. Working with an attorney on your identity theft claim can offer some key advantages.

A Lawyer Can Help with Necessary Reports and Paperwork

Dealing with identity theft may mean going through a great deal of paperwork. An identity theft lawyer can help you ensure you have filed an accurate report with the Federal Trade Commission and that you have filed a police report promptly. Furthermore, a lawyer can help you gather the vital information you may need for those reports, decreasing the time you may have to spend dealing with the authorities over your identity theft.

Get Help Contacting Financial Institutions and Credit Bureaus

Depending on what accounts you have and which ones have been compromised, you may have to spend considerable time talking to financial institutions and credit bureaus. A lawyer can help you put together a comprehensive list of whom you need to contact and help with the process of contacting those entities. A lawyer will also ensure that your credit is frozen, accounts are securely locked or have additional security put in place, and that you have closed any accounts that the thief may have compromised.

Have a Lawyer Contact Debt Collection Agencies on Your Behalf

Identity theft often means dealing with extensive spam texts and debt collection calls as the thief uses your private information to secure loans and lines of credit. You may need to put a stop to those calls and remove those reports from your credit whenever possible. A lawyer can help make those calls. In many cases, callers will take a lawyer more seriously and remove you from their list sooner, which can help decrease the overall frustration you may have to deal with as you manage your case.

As the victim of identity theft, you may find yourself struggling. A lawyer can help. Contact us as soon as possible for help.

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