Theft after death: Deceased woman's identity stolen
Thieves know victims can't fight back
It's tough enough losing a family member. Now imagine having to relive that loss, because a thief has stolen their identity.One West Chester, Ohio woman is learning about theft after death, and has a warning for all of us. That's because sadly, even death -- that peaceful, final resting spot -- no longer protects you from identity theft.
Susan Hughes couldn't believe it. Her aunt -- who died 13 years ago -- was suddenly an ID theft victim.
"The IRS sent a letter to my aunt, marked 'deceased,' and it said someone had used her Social Security Number to gain employment" she said.
Now Hughes is scrambling to protect her beloved relative and having to relive sad memories.
"After 13 years, who would expect to get something like that" she asked.
It turns out identity theft involving the deceased happens a lot more often than you would think. It's very easy for the crook, because that person is never going to find out about it.
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