So you find out somehow you’ve been victimized by an identity thief. Maybe your bank notified you of an outrageous charge on your account or you receive an email one day from a company thanking you for a purchase you didn't make. Nonetheless, someone used your personal information (email, credit card, bank account, ect) for financial gain.
How do you recover from having your identity stolen? There are specific steps you need to take when someone violates your personal information, especially if they have stolen large amounts of money or opened bogus accounts in your name.
It’s unfortunate to fall prey to identity theft, but you can recover. Here are seven steps to take after identity theft to get your life back on track:
Be diligent in filing reports, changing passwords, and canceling accounts soon after you find evidence of theft. These steps may not be enough to protect you from further identity theft in the future, but following them will make it harder for someone to unlawfully access and ruin your credit or financial standing.
In addition to working as a RN, Nachole Johnson is a freelance copywriter and an author with her first book, You’re a Nurse and Want to Start Your Own Business? The Complete Guide, available on Amazon. Visit her ReNursing blog at http://renursing.wordpress.com.