Cleaning Up Your Record
Now we get to step 6, which can get complex. There are five groups you might have to deal with:
♦ Law enforcement
♦ District attorneys or federal prosecutors
♦ Government agencies
♦ Commercial data brokers
Hopefully the local law-enforcement agency that took your identity-theft report has contacted the agency that arrested the criminal. With your photo and fingerprints, you should be able to prove who you are—and who you’re not. Your investigator should help you to recall any warrants that may have been issued in your name.
If they have found the real perpetrator, the agency can replace your name with his or hers. If not, ask them to replace your name with “John Doe.” Ask the law-enforcement ...