I also prepared an identity theft complaint affidavit, which I later printed and took with me to my local police station when I filed a police report.
I called my mobile carrier back several times over the next few days to finish cleaning up this mess.
One of my phones had ended up with the wrong phone number and the other one no longer had voice mail.
A few days later I received an email about mobile phone insurance that the thief had apparently added to my account.
My phones immediately stopped receiving calls, and I was left with a large bill and the anxiety and fear of financial injury that spring from identity theft.
It appears she did not actually make use of either phone, suggesting her intention was to sell them for a quick profit.Such thefts involved all four of the major mobile carriers.Identity theft reports to the FTC likely represent only the tip of a much larger iceberg.After three trips to my carrier’s retail stores and many hours on the phone, my carrier eventually fixed all the problems and refunded the fraudulent charges.I was interested in learning where the theft had occurred and how much of my personal information was in the hands of the thief.I called my mobile carrier’s fraud department and reported what happened.