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Do you think it is hard for someone to steal your identity?

The answer is No.

It is actually very easy,  Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information such as your name, Social Security number, credit card number, passport or other identifying information, obviously without obtaining your permission. These identity thieves will use this stolen information obtained to commit fraud or various other crimes.

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Identity theft is a serious crime. People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years plus their hard-earned money cleaning up the mess that thieves have made of their good name and credit record. In the meantime, victims may lose job opportunities, be refused loans, education, housing or cars, or even get arrested for crimes they didn’t commit. Idenity theft is a serious crime that should be addressed immediatlly.

One of the fastest growing crimes in America is considered identity theft. This serious crime has victimizes over 10 million consumers a year, costing Americans billions of dollars and countless hours of time fighting the fraud. 

Unfortunately, identity theft can happen to anyone, and often months will pass before the victim notices that they have been the victim of fraud. Identity thieves typically obtain your personal information from online software, your trash, your mail and even through legitimate access to documents in your home. Once this information is in the theifs hands, then they can use your identity to make payments, obtain cash advances and open new credit cards in your name.

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At Excell Investigations, we provide several options of assistance in these identity theft cases by undertaking an investigation to identify the perpetrator to you, your creditors and law enforcement. In addition, also as added protection, we also provide identity and credit monitoring services to protect you from any future identity theft related issues. 

Over the past decade, Identity theft crimes have become more common, largely because of the internet. Initially, many states including California were unsure of how to deal with these cyber offences. 

If you want to safeguard yourself from identity theft or believe you may be a victim already, please contact Excell  Investigations today to receive a free consultation and the attention your case deserves.

Identity theft is America’s number one white collar crime.It is also the fastest growing crime of any kind. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, only one percent (1%) of all identity theft crimes are ever solved. We work closely with the local police department and help solve these types of cases in a timely fashion. 
What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information such as your name, Social Security number or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.

The FTC estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. In fact, you or someone you know may have experienced some form of identity theft. California has stagering idenity theft cases each year, and excell investigators are there to assist in these types of investigations.

The crime takes many forms. Identity thieves may rent an apartment, obtain a credit card, or establish a telephone account in your name. You may not find out about the theft until you review your credit report or a credit card statement and notice charges you didn’t make — or until you’re contacted by a debt collector.

How do thieves steal an identity?
Identity theft starts with the misuse of your personally identifying information such as your name and Social Security number, credit card numbers or other financial account information. For identity thieves, this information is as good as gold. Skilled identity thieves may use a variety of methods to get hold of your information. These include:
1. Dumpster Diving
They rummage through trash bins ussually looking for bills or other paper with your personal information on it.
2. Skimming
They steal users credit/debit card numbers by using a special storage device when processing your card.
3. Phishing
They pretend to be financial institutions or companies and send spam or pop-up messages to get you to reveal your personal information. Most of the time you will not be able to detect this tactic.
4. Changing Your Address
They divert your billing statements to another location by completing a change of address form.
5. Old-Fashioned Stealing
They steal wallets, purses, mail, including bank and credit card statements; pre-approved credit offers; and new checks or tax information. They steal personnel records, or bribe employees who have access.
6. Pretexting
They use false pretenses to obtain your personal information from financial institutions, telephone companies, and other sources.
How do thieves use your personal information as a stolen identity?
Credit card fraud :
They may open new credit card accounts in your name. When they use the cards and don’t pay the bills, the delinquent accounts appear on your credit report.
They may change the billing address on your credit card :
You no longer receive bills and they run up charges on your account. Because your bills are now sent to a different address, it may be some time before you realize there’s a problem.
Phone or utilities fraud :

They may open a new phone or wireless account in your name, or run up charges on your existing account. They may use your name to get utility services like electricity, heating, or cable TV.

Bank/finance fraud :
They may create counterfeit checks using your name or account number. They may open a bank account in your name and write bad checks. They may clone your ATM or debit card and make electronic withdrawals your name, draining your accounts. They may take out a loan in your name.
Government documents fraud :

They may get a driver’s license or official ID card issued in your name but with their picture. They may use your name and social security number to get government benefits. They may file a fraudulent tax return using your information.

Other fraud :
They may get a job using your Social Security number. They may rent a house or get medical services using your name. They may give your personal information to police during an arrest. If they don’t show up for their court date, a warrant for arrest is issued in your name.
If you have been a victim of identity theft, let us help you!
  • We can tell you who to notify.
  • We will provide a letter which you can show to creditors and law enforcement showing that you have hired a licensed Investigative Agency to help you.
  • We can often determine the identity of the party who has stolen your ID, and will provide this information in the form of a report, which you can take to law enforcement authorities.
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Please call us at 1.888.666.0089, if your identity has been stolen.
We will locate criminals who steal your identity and expedite restoring of your credit rating.Let us investigate these criminals for you.

Again, we will help you with your complaint to the proper law enforcement authorities by providing a declaration as to our search, which you can use with both law enforcement and your creditors. This process should help expedite the process of straightening out problems with creditors. We own a Commercial Collection Agency and are well-versed in credit issues.

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