Tips To Recover From Identity Theft

by Hank Coleman

use a shredder to prevent identity theftIdentity theft is a big issue for people. It seems like everyday more and more businesses are becoming the victim of hackers. And, criminals are stealing customers’ personal information from companies. This is a trend that is sure to continue in our ever-interconnected world online and at brick and mortar stores.

Is having your identity stolen inevitable? Some experts say it is. So, then how do you recover from identity theft?

Protect Yourself With Identity Theft Prevention

There are many companies that can help you monitor your credit report and also help monitor your accounts for suspicious activities. These companies have a proactive approach to recover from identity theft and prevent identity theft. They also can help you clean up the mess after you have been a victim of identity theft.

Two popular identity theft protection companies currently are LifeLock. Sign up for LifeLock today and save 10% off your final purchase

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Both companies provide several services that can monitor your credit reports with the three credit bureaus. They look for changes in your report that you may or may not have made. They offer service packages where they will email you when something has changed in your credit report or if someone has tried to open an account in your name.

The companies look for the potential exposure of your personally identifiable information. These companies warn you of potential identity theft that you may find yourself a victim of and then alert you. They can also help you recover from identity theft.

Companies like, LifeLock and Identity Guard, often offer identity theft insurance that can help you to hire attorneys, personal finance experts, investigators, and identity theft consultants that can help you clean up the mess afterwards.

Seek Legal Advice to Recover from Identity Theft

You may want to consider seeking the advice of an attorney after your identity has been stolen. They can possibly help walk you through the steps of getting your life back together if the theft has been severe. A lawyer can help you dispute items on your credit report with the three credit bureaus.

You may also have an avenue to seek help through a company the files claims on your behalf. Whether you a combating hidden fees through mortgages, credit cards, and other financial loans or are the victim of identity theft, you can recover from identity theft.

You should seek the advice of an attorney to determine if you potentially have a case against identity fraud, medical identity theft, and regular identity theft.

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About Hank Coleman

Hank Coleman is the founder of Money Q&A, an Iraq combat veteran, a Dr. Pepper addict, and a self-proclaimed investing junkie. He has written extensively for many nationally known financial websites and publications. Hank holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and a graduate certificate in personal financial planning. Email him directly at Hank[at]

Hank Coleman has written 582 articles on Money Q&A. Learn more about Money Q&A on Twitter @MoneyQandA and @HankColeman.

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I would not imagine my identity being stolen. Again its worth having sign up for a identity protection company. If not possible, then its good to keep watch of your credit report regularly.


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