niecey89 wrote:Good that they found him but something about it just does not sound right. No charges, no arrest for fraud, no nothing? Just watch your credit. Now he will just think well may be I should use it more. I would not take that as final
This is a criminal matter not civil, so you should not waste your money hiring a lawyer. Are any of the addresses in different states (ie identity theft in more than one state)? If so, I'd give your nearest FBI office a call (the # is in the phone book of your nearest biggest city, or online I bet). A call to ICE also may be in order (your SS# would be a lot harder to use from another country).
Thank you for starting this thread, shnapple; it's brought up a lot of good points for all of us to watch. GL!
eta: If "no" to the 'more than one state' question: I'd give the office of your state attorney general a call and ask them for advice (and mention that local law enforcement does not appear to be doing a competent job on this). Many, many state attorneys general/employees do outstanding work on behalf of us "folks".
eta #2: if you did want to contact your local FBI office, you can go to fbi.gov and at the top-left you click "contact local office" and click on the map for your local area
Message Edited by JayToo on 09-24-2008 11:28 AM