Keith Karnes is an Oregon and Washington attorney who has experience representing victims of identity theft. Identity theft is when someone uses your name, social security number or other information to commit a crime. Usually this involves taking out credit cards or other debts in your name. Identity theft leads to collection harassment, false and derogatory information on your credit report and in some cases it can lead to problems with the IRS.
The Federal Trade Commission reports that as many as 9 million Americans a year have their identities stolen. If you are the victim of identity theft we can help get fraudulent credit card charges reversed and work with you to fix your credit report and protect your good name.
Identity theft victims have rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other consumer protection laws. If we litigate your case, we can do so on a contingency basis. This means we are not paid unless we recover for you. Each case is different so you should contact our office to discuss your situation. Contact us for a free consultation.