Protect Yourself: Surge in Identity Theft Has Puerto Rico Reissuing Birth Certificates

Lifelock ID theft Puerto Rico

In the United States as well as much of Europe, driver’s licenses or passports are the main identification document. In many less technologically developed countries, however, birth certificates are a main source of identification. Birth certificates are a tremendously weak form of main identification, as they do not contain a photo or list identifiable traits and they can be easy to falsify, especially in Puerto Rico. A birth certificate, once obtained, can be used to gain access to valuable information or to get photo identification. In Puerto Rico, the custom…

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