Dear fellow identity theft victims

Submitted by Mari J Frank on Thurs, 7/24/2008 – 12:44am.

Dear Fellow Identity Theft Victims,

You have experienced a tremendous violation! I know how it feels because I lived the “Identity Theft Nightmare” which lasted almost a year, and took 500 hours of my time. I wrote 90 letters (return receipt requested) to the various agencies, and incurred out-of-pocket costs of approximately $10,000. This included my postage, long distance phone calls, travel expenses, additional security systems to my home, (since the woman who had stolen my identity also was stalking me) and many other incidentals. This does not include the $50,000 in credit that she stole in my name from various credit grantors and banks. I was overwhelmed by the ordeal of dealing with the mess of “Identity Fraud Hell.”

As you know, there is very little help for victims, and most police departments do not even prosecute these crimes. (Often, they won’t even take a report.) You must be very persistent, assertive, and savvy about what to do and how to get around the system. I forged my way through the “Jungle” and now have my perfect credit back again, but it was not an easy task!

As a result of my experience, I appeared on several national television shows (ABC, CBS, CNBC and NBC) and many local television shows, and will be featured on 48 Hours as “an expert” (not by choice, but by necessity!) I also was featured in Your Money Magazine, The Congressional Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Register, and numerous other newspapers and magazines. I agreed to these interviews so I could alert the public of this insidious crime!

As a result of the media exposure, I have received hundreds of phone calls and e-mails from victims across the nation. I was overwhelmed by the calls that I recently received after my appearance on a Los Angeles News Program. This is the fastest growing crime in America with over 500,000 new victims each year.

After hearing the pleas for help for over a year, I as one person could not help the hundreds of victims who literally cried to me for help. My dilemma was – I did not want to charge victims for my time, but I could not help people without supporting my children. I felt that the only answer was to develop a coaching kit that includes the information I learned from the hundreds of hours that I spent in research and repair. I decided I could inexpensively help many more people with this information, the cost of which is less than I would charge for writing one letter.

I hope the information is a great help to everyone..

Mari J Frank

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5 Responses to “Dear fellow identity theft victims”

  1. this story is so similiar to what happened to me. I was also a victim of identity theft last year, and i totally understand every single thing mentioned in this letter. When this happened to me, and after i got to fix some of the problem, i decided on becoming member of an identity theft protection company with over 30 years of law enforcement experiece named The people working for this company are professionals, and they help alot with information that all of us should know, since this can happen to anyone. I recommend, before anything bad like what happened to me happens to you.

  2. Does anyone see that there’s a difference between the ShieldSafe mentioned above and the rest. The prices vay, but most of the services look the sa,e. ShieldSafe is only 49 dollars a year. I’m i missing anything?

  3. What do you mean the rest? Like the other companies that do Identity theft protection like Lifelock, Debix and such? Cause ya, you would be right in assuming the services look the same, they are actually the exact same service. There’s only 3 main bureaus in the US that deal with credit checks and identity theft, so what these companies do is they are all in direct communication with the bureaus and they monitor your credit/identification 24/7. Great service to have if you want your Identity protected. In my opinion the prices for these type of services will go down drastically, actually it already began with a few companies, Shieldsafe being the first. I think they charge 50 bucks a year whereas everyone else charges like 90 or more.

  4. Yeah, i did futher research and agree. After looking on google under ShieldSafe, and reading an article about them on CNBC, I figured it was a “no brainer” for 49 dollars. Thanks for the help.

  5. security system on January 13th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I have found buying identity theft protection to be very helpful just for the peace of mind that someone else will deal with it if my identity ever gets stolen. To be honest, I’m not sure if they do anything but take my money but I’m ok with that.

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