Recognize that 60 million Americans have been affected by identity theft, which makes it one of the most common crimes to date. While you may expect this inappropriate behavior from a stranger, there are many examples where a domestic partner can be committing this inappropriate behavior. 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 examine the facts of your case and your legal options. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring you and your financial future are covered.
How do I know if I am a victim of domestic identity fraud?
Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to describe all types of crimes in which an individual wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way including fraud or deception, generally for economic expansion.
To start, according to California 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 have suspicions that your spouse or partner has stolen your identity, it is in your best interest to not confront him or her. Rather, 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 obtained from your credit reports. Our legal team will not let you walk through this process alone, give our skilled team a call today to fight for you and your future.
What are the different kinds of domestic identity theft?
In addition to using your money or credit card without your permission, the following include domestic identity fraud:
- Engaging in substantial unauthorized financial transactions
- Stealing your Social Security number
- Suppressing 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
If your spouse or domestic partner has put you through any of the above situations, do not hesitate to reach out to a reliable California consumer law attorney who can help you acquire any additional proof. Our legal team is prepared to help you with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure you and your future are protected. Do not wait to give us a call today. We are on your side no matter what you are facing.
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.