Identity Theft

what is it and how can it be stopped?

what is Identity Theft?

The fraudulent acquisition and use of a person's private identifying information, usually for financial gain.

how can Identity Theft be stopped and prevented

1. if it has already happend you can drop all the fees of all the things you have not bought but you have to tell the bank as soon as you find out

2. only carry essentials with you not carrying extra credit cards, your Social Security card, birth certificate or passport with you outside the house can help you prevent identity theft.

3. be carefull about giving personal information over the phone

some kinds ovf identity theft

website from the picture bellow benicia.patch.com

ID Theft case




BENICIA -- Police say they've arrested a career criminal from Oakland who appeared to be churning out fraudulent documents in a local hotel room.

Police responded Wednesday afternoon to the Heritage Inn on East Second Street to investigate a report of a room being booked with a stolen credit card.

Officers encountered two suspects in the parking lot, including 34-year-old Adrian Hayes of Vallejo, who was wanted on a misdemeanor domestic violence warrant. He was arrested on the warrant.

The other suspect, 40-year-old Dayna Huntsman, was found to have an extensive criminal record involving identity theft, burglary and fraud