Almost 60 million Americans have been impacted by identity theft, which makes it one of the most common crimes to date. While you may expect this unacceptable behavior from a stranger, there are many instances where a domestic partner can be responsible. If your domestic partner has spent your money without your permission, continue to read on, then reach out to our experienced California domestic identity theft lawyer to discuss the details of your case and your legal options. Our firm is committed to ensuring you and your financial future are protected.
Am I a victim of domestic identity fraud?
Identity theft and identity fraud are words used to refer to all kinds of crimes in which an individual wrongfully acquires and uses another person’s personal data in some way including fraud or deception, typically for economic growth.
To begin, according to state law, there is no true difference between whether your significant other is a spouse or a domestic partner. Any unauthorized use of your money or credit cards is unlawful. It may even be deemed a type of domestic financial abuse. If you think that your spouse or partner has stolen your identity, it is recommended that you not confront him or her. Instead, you should order copies of your credit reports from Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. Once you have done that, you should file a police report, using the information you gleaned from your credit reports. You will not have to go through this alone, reach out to a skilled legal representative to fight for you and your rights.
What are the different types of domestic identity theft?
In addition to using your money or credit card without your consent, the following include domestic identity fraud
- Engaging in significant unauthorized financial transactions
- Stealing your Social Security number
- Hiding certain assets
- Hiding unpaid bills
- Using your personal information to stalk or harass you
- Forcing you to open up a credit card account, then maxing out said account and destroying your credit
In the event that your spouse or domestic partner has put you through any of the above circumstances, it is in your best interest to reach out to a dedicated California consumer law attorney who can help you obtain any further evidence. Our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to ensure you and your future are protected. Give us a call to get started.
Contact a California Consumer Lawyer
If you are facing any sort of consumer-related issue, such as one involving identity theft, a credit report dispute, or you need a debt collection defense attorney to fight for you, our firm is ready to help. Contact Loker Law, APC today to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced legal team.