Welcome to Part 1 of the
HOPE4USA.com Identity Theft Series

Identity theft happens when someone steals your private identifying information and fraudulently uses your name and information to open accounts in your name without your permission. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the US. Nearly 1/2 a million consumers submitted complaints regarding identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission in 2015 (and those are just the consumers who complained - the actual number of victims is probably much higher). 

For Part 2 of the HOPE4USA.com Identity Theft Series click below:
How to Prevent Identity Theft


Michelle Black is an author and leading credit expert with nearly a decade and a half of experience, a recognized credit expert on talk shows and podcasts nationwide, and a regularly featured speaker at seminars across the country. She is an expert on improving credit scores, budgeting, and identity theft. You can connect with Michelle on the HOPE4USA Facebook page by clicking here.