LETTER: Identity theft warning

I thought it might be useful to alert the local community of the issue of identity theft.

It happened to me personally just recently.

As resident of Louth I never thought I might be targeted however two charges had been made in my name by a person who had been a resident of a council house after myself.

The sad part was that they didn’t even get my name spelled out correctly and on both of the orders they used a different date of birth.

Due to this my credit report had been effected negatively.

People should use my story as a warning as it can happen to anyone.

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