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Identity Theft and Techniques Used to Gain Identities

By Hochheiser & Hochheiser, LLP  Nov. 10, 2010 7:00p

With technological advancements making forward progress all the time, identity theft has expanded along with it, creating more victims. Penalties can be harsh if one is convicted for this crime and law enforcement is getting wiser as to the techniques used to gain peoples' identities illegally.

Techniques for Stealing Identities

Following are some of the techniques that are being used to steal people's identities.

  • Stealing checks and using peoples' account information for personal use
  • Stealing personal information from trash receptacles or dumpsters
  • Stealing credit cards, ID cards, bank cards or passports by burglarizing, pick- pocketing or mail theft
  • Taking personal data from computers, servers, mobile phones, USB memory sticks or hard drives that have been abandoned, sold or transferred to another
  • Illegally skimming information from credit or bank cards with card reader devices or creating an illegal duplicate of a card (cloning)
  • Computer hacking to gain personal data
  • Stealing data from a company while having insider access as an IT professional
  • Infiltrating organizations with the intent of stealing quantities of personal information kept in records or data bases.

If you, or someone you know has been accused of identity theft in the New York area, you should contact a New York City identity theft defense attorney as quickly as possible if you wish to preserve your freedoms. Penalties are harsh for identity theft. At the office of Hochheiser & Hochheiser, LLP, we are competent and experienced criminal defense attorneys who can help guide you through the complexities of the criminal justice system and create a strategy for your defense. We will do all we can to enable you to maintain your personal freedom and avoid a conviction.

Contact a New York Identity Theft Lawyer in our office and we will go over your circumstance in a consultation, free of charge.

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