Over nine million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Fraudulent collection agencies are illegal organizations known for buying victim’s personal information from scammers. Criminals get ahold of people’s personal information in different ways.
Scammers often pose as a short-term online credit company as a way to get valuable information. Criminals also try stealing people’s identities by calling their homes and workplaces. They pretend to be the IRS and then ask for their bank account information and routing numbers.