Identity Theft (Penal Code 32.51)
Identity theft is sometimes a part of relationship violence cases. Other times, it’s a stranger against stranger crime. This crime costs victims emotionally as well as financially. You may spend hours writing credit card companies, merchants, financial institutions, and credit reporting agencies. Feelings of rage, betrayal, helplessness, and anger are normal reactions to this crime. It may take months to repair the damage.
Their target population is the low income and impoverished client. Their services are available in English and Spanish and include:
The Victims Initiative for Counseling, Advocacy, and Restoration of the Southwest (VICARS) is a program that helps victims of identity theft and financial fraud. They provide a “toolkit” that helps victims compile the needed evidence and information to document the crime and repair credit. Their website is in both English and Spanish. They also provide direct legal advice and counsel to victims, they help victims negotiate with creditors, collection agencies, and credit reporting companies at no charge. For more information on VICARS and their services.
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