PHOENIX - Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are releasing new information on the number of victims that may be affected by the Danny’s Family Car Wash investigation.
So far, they know of 200 people whose personal information may have been compromised. They will be sending letters to all the victims.
As for the workers who were using stolen identification to work at the car wash, ICE released a statement saying in 2009, ICE shifted its worksite enforcement strategy to focus on the arrest of employers, as opposed to large-scale enforcement actions that resulted in the arrest of both employees and employers.
ICE agents advise more arrests will be coming in the near future.
If you feel you are a victim in this case, or any other identity theft cases you are asked to call the HSI tip line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.
You also need to look into your credit report statements by obtaining a free credit report through AnnualCreditReport.com.
If necessary, place fraud alerts on your credit cards by contacting one of the three major credit reporting agencies: Equifax at 1-800-525-6285, Experian at 1-888-397-3742, or TransUnion at 1-800-680-7289.
If you find that you are a victim of identity theft, file a police report with your local police department.
Also, close any accounts that you know or believe may have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.
Finally, if you are a victim of identity theft, file an identity theft complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The form and information on how to file a complaint with the FTC are available on their website.
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