What is Identity Theft & How Can You Protect Yourself?
Identity theft involves a category of crimes; including burglary, auto prowl, theft, mail theft, check fraud, forgery and criminal impersonation. Victims can be devastated by the effects this crime has on their financial well-being. One act can lead to an almost endless series of crimes. Most losses are not monetary, so damage can be difficult to quantify.
The justice system is often overwhelmed with cases, resulting in ineffective punishment when compared with the number of crimes committed.
Unfortunately, identity theft is a problem for everyone living, working, doing business or banking in Cowlitz County. There are things you can do and steps you can take to protect yourself. If you have already been victimized there are resources available to help you. Join us in our efforts to Impact Identity Theft.