When to Call an Identity Theft Lawyer

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When should I call an identity theft lawyer?

When to Call an Identity Theft Lawyer

If you are the victim of identity theft you must act quickly to minimize damage to your credit. Keep detailed notes of all conversations and correspondence with financial institutions and police about your identity theft investigation, and get written confirmation of all agreements. Send all identity theft claims letters by certified mail, return receipt requested. It may be time to contact identity theft lawyers if:

  • You go through all the proper channels to get credit card fraud help and you don't get results
  • There has been a civil judgement filed against you
  • There have been criminal charges filed against you
You can find an identity theft lawyer by calling the local Bar Association or Legal Aid office in your area.



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