You receive your monthly credit card statement and find several charges that amount to roughly $1000 from retailers you have never visited or used online. After doing some research, you find out that three new credit card accounts have been opened in your name and a loan for $5000 has been issued in your name. This seems to be a case of identity theft. In a Word document, discuss all aspects of this issue.
• How can you determine the amount of the theft?
• What are the immediate steps you need to take to stop any further charges?
• What are the next steps you need to take to repair and fix your identity?
• Provide a list of the long term steps you can take to prevent the theft of your identity?
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.