A female resident filed a complaint with the Eagle Pass Police Department reporting Identity Theft on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
The complainant stated that she had been receiving multiple mail correspondence and phone calls from credit card companies, retail chains, and even banks regarding inquiries into obtaining credit and even opening bank accounts under her name.
The individual stated that she had not attempted to obtain any of the accounts with those companies and she felt her identity was being stolen to do so.
The attempt to steal her identity goes so far that a bank account in Florida and Mississippi were opened under her name.
The female resident filed a complaint with local law enforcement authorities and is worried that the actor(s) who are perpetrating this crime will continue doing so.
“I’m afraid that they are going to ruin my credit and defraud those companies,” said the resident.
She has not been able to find out how the scammers obtained her personal information to attempt such crimes.
The community is asked to be careful when using your personal information especially online or giving out such details to anyone over the telephone.
Clues that someone has stolen your information include; you see withdrawals from your bank account that you can’t explain. You don’t get your bills or other mail. Merchants refuse your checks. Debt collectors call you about debts that aren’t yours.
You find unfamiliar accounts or charges on your credit report. Medical providers bill you for services you didn’t use. Your health plan rejects your legitimate medical claim because the records show you’ve reached your benefits limit. A health plan won’t cover you because your medical records show a condition you don’t have. The IRS notifies you that more than one tax return was filed in your name, or that you have income from an employer you don’t work for. You get a notice that your information was compromised by a data breach at a company where you do business or have an account.