You know how the Federal Trade Commission is big on letting you know what identity theft is and how to deal with it when it happens? And how they tell you that anyone who uses your name to open an account or changes your address with the post office is an identity thief? And how they tell you an identity thief can be related to you? And how they tell you no matter who the identity thief may be, you should report all this to the FTC and your local law enforcement official?
What they don’t tell you is that if the identity thief IS related to you, your local law enforcement official will be overly reluctant to write up a report as to what happened. They don’t tell you that your local law enforcement official will suggest that you “work it out” with your shitbag relation.
All the time they’re telling you to work it out, your shitbag relation is running up new charges in your name and the retailer only has your phone number to call when you don’t pay the bill.