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Hi! I’m Erin, an automated IDShield representative here to assist you with any questions you may have.

What is identity theft of the deceased?

  • Identity theft of deceased individuals occurs when an imposter uses the personally identifiable information of the decedent to commit fraudulent acts. Such acts may include obtaining credit, opening accounts, setting up utilities, receiving Social Security or medical benefits, and even committing criminal acts.