We've heard from hundreds of customers who have become a victim of this scam. It costs them thousands of dollars in lawyers’ fees to prove they were not the person arrested. And many of them lose their jobs.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013
WarrantCheck.com is asking people to search their own records in order to help fight identity theft, company officials said yesterday.
“Identity theft is exploding as more and more scam artists start coming online,” a company spokesman said. “This has led to innocent people being hauled off to jail before they can clear their own name.”
What often happens, the company said, is that identity theft scam artists get identification in their victim's name. Then when they are arrested, they give that name to the cops. When they make bail, they disappear and a warrant is issued in their victim's name.
“We've heard from hundreds of customers who have become a victim of this scam,” he said. “It costs them thousands of dollars in lawyers’ fees to prove they were not the person arrested. And many of them lose their jobs.”
People can make sure they have not become victims by searching their names and making sure there is not a warrant out for their arrest, he said.
“It should be worth five minutes of your time to make sure you don't end up behind bars,” he said. “This is the only way to truly protect yourself from this type of crime.”
Once people know there is a false warrant in place, he said, they can go to the police and get it straightened out before they go to jail.
“I implore you to defend yourself against this scam,” he said.
WarrantCheck.com provides clients with quick and simple warrant check searches in North America. With an extensive database of public records, consumers are able to access information such as driving records and background reports. Visit WarrantCheck.com to chat with a live representative, call 1-877-855-6984, or email Manager(at)WarrantCheck(dot)com with any questions or concerns.