The Internet and World Wide Web allow us access to a wealth of information, activities and stimulation. They afford us the opportunity to keep in touch with friends, keep up with current events and shop online from the comfort of our own homes. Online shopping is typically easy, convenient and safe. However, it can also make us vulnerable to identity theft. We are very susceptible to identity theft, identity fraud and Internet identity crimes in society today. Being accused of identity theft or identity fraud carries with it very severe legal penalties. If you have been accused of committing identity theft it is in your best interest to consult with a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Identity Theft Defined
A crime in which a person wrongfully, illegally or fraudulently obtains and uses someone else’s personal information as a means to commit fraud or other illegal activities is termed identity theft. In order for identity theft to be committed various forms of personal information have to be stolen. Some of the more common information stolen is: name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, telephone number(s), mother’s maiden name and various credit card and bank account/routing numbers.
Types of Identity Theft
- Online identity theft
- Credit card identity theft
- Computer identity theft
- Bank identity theft
- Social Security number identity theft
- Credit union identity theft
- Health care identity theft
- Insurance identity theft
Contact An Experienced Defense Attorney
Being charged with identity theft, fraud, or any other type of identity theft-related crime can impact your life forever. Your freedom, your rights, financial status and your ability to be employed are all jeopardized if you are convicted. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and plan a strategic defense. Jack B. Rubin, PA will help you navigate through the judicial system and obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Call our Baltimore-area firm at 410.727.8710. You can also contact us online.