How to get an arrest warrant when you haven't done anything wrong
You can't imagine how awful it can be to have your identity stolen - until it happens to you. You can lose all your money, become loaded with debt that you don't owe, have your credit rating shot to pieces and you can find yourself with an arrest warrant for an offence that you didn't commit.
Yes the identity thief can ruin your reputation as well as your finances. Getting an arrest warrant isn't the first thing that you think of when you worry about identity theft but it can happen.
Avoiding identity theft is a topic best left to another day but I will say that it's almost if not completely impossible to protect yourself 100% against identity theft. No matter what you do or how hard you try, if a thief is determined enough then you can still become a victim. The best that you can do these days is to be constantly on the lookout for signs that you have been robbed and deal with any suspicions early. The longer a thief can use your identity the worse it becomes for you.
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The Internet is perhaps one of the most important developments of our time. We all rely it to some extent, one way or another. It's provided many opportunities and accelerated our development far beyond what could have been imagined a decade ago. Unfortunately it also presents more opportunities for scam artists and identity thieves. It's inevitable that opportunities for crime will increase as the amount of information online increases and it's a problem that we all must address.
What has identity theft got to do with arrest warrants?
When you get your identity stolen you might assume that the thief will help him or herself to the money in your bank account or take out a loan in your name that you will then become liable for. You might start getting bills for hire cars and all sorts of other stuff that you never ordered. The idea that you could also end up with an arrest warrant for something that you never did might not even cross your mind but it is possible.
Imagine that a thief has gained access to enough of your personal information to be able to impersonate you. The thief then goes and steals a car or holds up a store and gets caught. The thief gets a good lawyer, persuades the court to let him/her out on bail and then simply disappears. The court then issues a warrant for your arrest because the thief has been using your identity.
Of course the police should always verify the ID of someone they have just arrested but they don't always have enough time to do that. If the thief was good at what he did then he would surely be able to satisfy any superficial scrutiny of the ID.
Find your arrest warrants early and deal with problems quickly
Doing your best to avoid getting arrest warrants and having your identity stolen is good advice but you can never be 100% certain that you've done enough to prevent it. So much is out of your control and the best that you can do is find arrest warrants that appear and deal with them as soon as you can. The quicker that you can react the better it will be for you.