Senior members of our community are, unfortunately, the most common target for identity theft. Identity thieves take various approaches to trick seniors into giving up their personal information, but regardless of the method, if a senior is scammed or otherwise coerced into giving up their personal information and made a victim of identity fraud, our California senior identity theft lawyer is here to help. Contact Los Angeles Legal Solutions today to schedule your initial consultation with our knowledgeable legal team.
California Senior Identity Theft Lawyer | Here for Victims of Fraud
Being made a victim of identity theft is a frightening experience, and often, identity theft victims feel violated, and rightfully so. That said, if you or your elderly loved one have been made a victim of senior identity theft, you can feel confident in your decision to turn to a skilled California consumer lawyer from our firm. We will do everything we can to attain the positive outcome you deserve.
What Does Senior Identity Theft Look Like?
Scammers and other fraudsters will take a wide range of actions to get seniors to reveal their personal information, including the following:
- Making phone calls claiming to be a loved one in need of cash
- Sending emails requesting credit card or other information
- Sending phishing emails, wherein they’ll trick the senior into clicking a link, only to infiltrate their computer and obtain their personal information
- Looking over the shoulder of elderly persons at ATMs to get their personal information
- Stealing credit card info and making purchases in the hope that they won’t regularly check their statements
- Going through the trash to see if the person left any personal information behind, such as bank statements (this is why it’s so important to shred all sensitive information before throwing it away)
Preventing Identity Theft & Taking Action After Your Identity is Stolen
Seniors should always keep abreast of the newest, most recent tactics and scams going around so they are aware of certain suspicious emails, phone calls, and more. That said, if you or a loved one has already been made a victim of identity theft, you should first speak with your creditor and then notify Equifax, TransUnion, or Experian of the fraud. Next, you’ll have to notify the FTC and secure your personal information. Finally, you should speak with an experienced senior identity theft lawyer who can pursue the best possible strategy going forward. In some cases, creditors or banks will neglect to investigate instances of fraud, and when this happens, we can work to hold them civilly liable.
Contact a California Senior Identity Theft Lawyer
The bottom line is that if you or your loved one has been made a victim of identity theft, our legal team is here to help. Contact Los Angeles Legal Solutions today to schedule your initial consultation with our competent and dedicated law firm.