OWM Blog – How to Prevent Identity Theft after Death

How to Prevent Identify Theft after Death

This article outlines the important steps to take to ensure that your deceased loved one is not a victim of identity theft.  The number of identity theft victims is staggering; the Pennsylvania Attorney General reports that more than 10 million Americans each year are a victim of identity theft[1].  When someone passes away, they often become an easy and unidentifiable candidate for identity theft.  Family members may become unguarded and feel that since their loved one has passed, their identity does not need to be protected.  However, the truth is, the deceased tend to be a prime target for identity theft.

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