Identity Theft

Have you been the victim of an identity theft crime? You are not alone. Identity theft has become the number one national consumer complaint, and Florida has the highest rate of identity theft in the United States. The Department of Justice has acknowledged identity theft as the number one for-profit crime. Our tax attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in dealing with identity theft victims and their recovery. There are important deadlines that the victims of identity theft must meet in order to avoid the responsibility of the debt or penalties.

It is so easily overstated and overlooked, but very important to remember that anyone can be a victim of identity theft. Anytime that you give your personal identifying information you are susceptible to becoming a victim. Most of the time the identity thief simply needs a name, date of birth and Social Security Number.

One common misconception is that the victims of identity theft are irresponsible with their personal information, but investigations have revealed massive schemes where victims' personal information was leaked without any wrongdoing from the victim. Employees at hospitals, insurance offices, doctor's offices, attorney's offices, and even accountant's offices have been found guilty of stealing private information. In other circumstances, the government inadvertently leaked private identifying information online.