The Fetterman & Associates, PA is dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers, including those who have been the victim of identity theft. Today, with millions upon millions of new eCommerce websites launching on the Internet and billions of dollars being exchanged through these sites each year, identity theft is a growing concern for all of us.
Any business that uses an online storefront or a computer system will be collecting sensitive information about you. The fact is in doing so it is their responsibility to protect your personal information from those who would take and misuse it.
Depending on the company, there are various aspects of your personal identity that a specific business or organization may possess. Within their computer network, a company may have in their possession your full Social Security number; driver’s license number or identification card number; credit card, debit card, or bank account numbers; and/or medical or health insurance identifiers.
If any of these are stolen, you can find yourself in deep trouble. Plus, you may not know that someone has taken your information for weeks or even months. During that time, you may have experienced substantial financial damage.
A breech in security may be related to online or in-store purchases, to your having been a client or patient of an enterprise, or to memberships in certain organizations.
Company computers that store personal information do not have to be involved in online sales, they may have been accessible through online means and been hacked, or they may have been vulnerable to company workers who came in contact with your information through legal means, but misused it for their own benefit.
If you believe you have been the victim of personal identity theft, the at Fetterman & Associates, PA can help you. It is very important that you take action as soon as possible. When you become aware of any type of problem with your financial accounts, personal information, or any aspect of your identity, contact the appropriate companies, such as your bank, credit card company, employer, or health insurance provider.
Also, contact the proper authorities. This will often include local, state, and federal law enforcement. It is important to first stop any illegal actions that are being perpetrated on your identity and to understand in what manner your identity has been pirated and utilized.
Once you have worked to alert the proper authorities, companies, and organizations about what has happened, it is essential that you protect your rights by contacting a lawyer.
A qualified and experienced identity theft attorney, such as those on the Fetterman & Associates, PA will listen to your case and help you determine who is responsible for the breech of security that led to the theft of your identity.
Identity theft can adversely affect you in many ways. Not only do you stand the chance of losing money, but, also, your credit rating, reputation, and solvency are at stake. Those who steal your identity can destroy the foundation of your financial security, making it difficult for you to rectify the situation for years to come.
If you have been the victim of identity theft, the Fetterman & Associates, PA will ably represent your civil case against the company that has put you and your information in jeopardy.
Contact Personal Identity Theft Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL today at 561-845-2510, and we will begin working for you to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. When a company violates your trust, and through their negligence, compromises your security, they are liable.
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