File a Report About Business Identity Theft

Identity Theft File a Report About Business Identity Theft

Business Identity Theft: Criminals Are Making Their Moves Everyone

It is not only individuals who need to worry about identity theft, as business identity theft is also very much on the rise. Companies have seen how having sensitive information come out as a result of their corporate identity being stolen has caused them to lose customers and lose the entire image they have worked so diligently to build. Thus, direct and urgent action must be taken to keep businesses from potentially losing out on future sources of revenue because they had a crime committed against them. DoNotPay may be a useful resource to help make this happen.

What Is Business Identity Theft?

Business identity theft is when someone uses or creates business identifying information to obtain tax benefits or other goods and services that may be of use to them. It is quite common that this type of theft does nearly irreparable damage to the business that is victimized by it, and it is vital that all businesses pay very close attention to the potential signs that they might be the victim of an attack like this. Some of those signs include:

  1. The business or someone that does business with them receives fake IRS documents
  2. Someone receives IRS notices for a dormant or otherwise non-operational business
  3. Any tax return is filed by someone who does not work for the company but claims their identity

These are all major red flags that should be brought to the attention of the IRS (and other proper authorities) as soon as possible so they are aware of it and can take all necessary actions to bring the criminals to justice. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but everyone needs to make an effort to keep themselves safe.

Credit Card Theft vs. Identity Theft

Credit card theft is incredibly common, but it is not quite the same thing as identity theft. The two crimes may feel similar to the victim in the sense that they are losing out on some of the good credit and reputation that they have built for themselves, but they are different crimes. Those who are the victim of credit card theft may have a somewhat easier time removing the fraudulent charges and moving on with their lives than those who are the victims of identity theft. Credit card fraud is often noted by some of the following occurrences:

  • Fraudulent charges on your account
  • Calls from your credit card company about charges you did not make
  • A sudden and unexplained drop in your credit score

Any of these issues could prove to be a very serious problem that you need to address as soon as possible, but they may not be as time-consuming to fix as when you have your entire identity stolen. You should try to keep a close eye on your credit reports, in particular, to note if there is any unusual activity at all on those reports that you need to get clarified. After all, a credit report can potentially be an early sign that there is something amiss.

How To Use DoNotPay To Get Help Reclaiming Your Identity

How to deal with identity theft using DoNotPay:

  1. Search "identity theft" on DoNotPay and select the type of incident you would like to report.

     

  2. Tell us more about the incident that occurred, including the location, date, time, financial loss, and any suspect information you may have.

     

  3. We’ll identify whether you should file an FTC report, contact the IRS, freeze your credit report, contact state agencies, or file a police report. Once we guide you through the best options, we'll automatically submit the reports on your behalf.

     

Why Use DoNotPay

DoNotPay’s identity theft product is proven to help with the three primary forms of identity theft:

 

FinancialThis type of identity theft involves the use of personal information to take over a person's finances and accounts.
MedicalThis form of identity theft involves someone using your health insurance information to see a doctor, obtain prescription drugs, and file fraudulent claims.
OnlineThe act of stealing identities online in order to perpetuate fraud.

What Else Can DoNotPay Help With? 

If you have been wondering how DoNotPay can help put you back in the driver's seat and reclaim your identity, you should certainly give them a look. While you are there, you need to remember that DoNotPay offers a variety of other services as well that may be of use to you as you try to get your identity back on track. They are known to provide users with assistance with the following situations as well:

  • Compensation for victims of identity theft funds
  • Chargebacks and refunds
  • Insurance claims

They can assist with getting you set up with the help that you need to find out if your identity has been stolen and what you can do about that fact if it comes to pass. You don't want to be left with nothing to show for your efforts at building your credit for all these years, and you certainly do not want to let the criminals get away with it. Remember, if you leave yourself vulnerable just once, they can take advantage time and time again. It can be extremely painful to try to rebuild your credit and reputation following a situation where your identity is stolen. Instead, try to do what you can now to protect yourself against this happening.

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