A new identity theft scheme is spreading across the nation claiming that President Barack Obama will pay for victims’ utility bills via a new federal program. The scheme targets those in need by claiming they need Social Security and bank routing numbers for the program to work. So far, the perpetrators have contacted potential victims through phone calls, text messages, social media, and fliers, according to Fox News. When contacted, victims are told the government program will either pay their bills or provide credit. After giving thieves the information they need, victims are given a fraudulent bank routing number to pay their utility bill through an automated telephone service. The scheme has been successful because the payments are processed and credited to victims, with payment confirmation notices given. Because it seems to work, victims share the information with family and friends who also become victims. Unfortunately, however, the seeming legitimate payments are later rescinded and the information is used unlawfully by the thieves. So far, there are more than 12,000 victims of the scheme. At the Law Offices of Howard D. Silver, we understand the enormous difficulties and complications that can arise from being the victim of an I.D. theft scheme. For help putting an end to your victimization and recovering what you have unfairly lost, contact Ventura I.D. theft victim attorney Howard D. Silver. Call the Law Offices of Howard D. Silver today at (855) 341-2611.
New I.D. Theft Scheme Claims President Obama will Pay Utility Bills
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015