West Sacramento, CA asked in Identity Theft for California

Q: My Identity was stolen and the person responsible got my info from my old employer. Can I hold them responsible?

I left my old job in 2016 and never got a chance to clean out my locker. I believe whom ever they gave my locker to got that info from old check stubs I forgot I left in there. The fraud starts in 2016 with my old address and phone number linked to my previous employer with many inquiries for on-line payday loans and cashed checks. I discovered this on a more detailed credit report from Clarity, a company associated with Experian. I've downloaded the original report but also have an updated report with all disputed claims removed and put a fraud alert and freeze on my credit. I would appreciate any advise. Thank You

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Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
  • Studio City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: not likely unless you have specific proof showing your old employer gave your information to the person that stole your identity (knowing that the person will steal your identity). it's a hard burden to prove.

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