The Reporter can use this Attorney General Identity Theft Complaint Letter to alert their state Attorney General's office that a company is contributing to identity theft by being careless with sensitive information.
The Reporter can use this Attorney General Identity Theft Complaint Letter to alert their state Attorney General's office that a company is contributing to identity theft by being careless with sensitive information. With the letter, the Attorney General's office can intervene, reprimand the company, and fix the matter for the Reporter and other customers who may be influenced by the issue.
If a Reporter is facing his identity theft or his identity is used for tax fraud, he can also use a Notification of Fraudulent Tax Filing (ideti nuoroda) to the IRS so they can handle any fallout or tax consequences.
You fill out a form. The document is created before your eyes as you respond to the questions.
At the end, you receive it in Word and PDF formats. You can modify it and reuse it.
The person filling the document will be able to enter all the details necessary to inform the Attorney General's office to a company whose practices contribute to identity theft. Firstly, the Reporter will have to fill out the identifying information of both himself and the company at fault. Then the Reporter will have to enter details to determine the reason for their complaint. The most common reasons are a misuse of employment records, refusal to remove someone's name from a direct marketing list, and unauthorized sale of the Reporter's name and other information to a third party for marketing purposes. In the letter, the Reporter can also explain the situation and describe the company's response, if applicable. The Reporter may also define what actions they are asking the company to take to amend the case.
A completed letter should be printed, signed by the Reporter, and then send to the state Attorney General's office.
Both state and federal laws govern issues related to identity theft and privacy. One of the functions of state Attorney Generals is to protect customers from dishonest businesses and their careless business methods. All states have an Attorney General appointed for this purpose, and most of their offices have a specific unit devoted to consumer protection. Identity theft is a criminal act that will be investigated both on the local level by police departments, but also on a state or federal level by the state Attorney General's Office, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Federally, the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act is the primary legislation that protects individuals from identity theft and prosecutes those charged with stealing people's private identifying information.