News|What women should know about identity theft

Albuquerque police have arrested a suspect linked to more than a dozen identity theft cases.Sheila Rosenau, 31, is accused of receiving thousands of dollars worth of merchandise that was purchased with stolen credit cards and then having it delivered to her home.

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Sheila Rosenau KRQE 13 News

Detectives were able to identify about 13 victims, but police say based on what they found in Rosenau’s home, she could be linked to more cases.She was also wanted on absconding from her probation for a previous identity theft case in Sandoval County.

Source KRQE 13 News

Identity theft is no joke. Whenever you are a victim of identity theft please take a moment to do the following:

Educate yourself on identity theft is and how it can affect you:

Identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number or other personal information to open new accounts, make purchases, or get a tax refund.

Take action against identity theft immediately:

IdentityTheft.gov suggest that you should complete the following when you are a victim of identity theft.

Call the companies where you know fraud occurred.Place a fraud alert on your credit reports and get copies of your report.Report identity theft to the FTC.File a report with your local police department.

Then, take a deep breath and begin to repair the damage. Depending on your situation, your next step might be closing accounts opened in your name, or reporting fraudulent charges to your credit card accounts.

Has your identity ever been stolen what steps did you take to repair the identity crisis?

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