Identity theft is a serious problem — and since the start of the pandemic, it's been on the rise. According to the Federal Trade Commission, reports of identity theft in 2020 doubled compared to 2019.
If you've been a victim of identity theft at any time, we want to hear your story.
Maybe you left your phone in the car when you were running a quick errand. Then somebody snagged it, hacked your passcode, and used your phone to Venmo themself thousands of dollars.
Or perhaps someone close to you used your social security number to open a credit card and racked up some hefty debt, leaving you to deal with the consequences.
Or maybe a data breach at a big company landed your banking passwords on the dark web, and a thief used them to drain all of your accounts.
If you're comfortable sharing your story about identity theft, you can tell us all about it in the comments below or through this anonymous Google form. You could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.