Every six minutes in America, someone's identity is stolen. When Michelle Brown walked into an office one day to fill out a simple rental form, then handed it to the receptionist, she never dreamed that her information would fall into the wrong hands. As Michelle keeps receiving hefty bills for services and merchandise she never purchased, it doesn't take her long to figure out that someone has stolen her identity, and is determined to take over her life, no matter the cost. But when a warrant is issued for the arrest of the imposter, the real Michelle is wrongly accused. With her life escalating out of control, Michelle must regain her own self to confront her nemesis, and appeal to the U.S. Senate for more concise identity theft laws. Written by
Michelle Brown (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) has the perfect life - a wonderful job, a wonderful boyfriend, and she just bought the dream house she's been waiting for her entire life. But when she gives away all of her personal information to a depressed drug user in need of money named Connie (Annabella Sciorra), her entire life falls apart.
I absolutely loved this TV movie. It's full of suspense and emotional scenes, but more importantly, it's full of truth. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation - every 6 minutes, someone's identity is stolen. The fact that the movie was based on a true story makes it all the more scary, and you have to be prepared for reality to slap you in the face.
It's a big eye-opener. You can also learn a lot from this movie: What to do if it happens to you, etc.
"Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story" aired last night, but if you missed it and have the opportunity to see it again, I highly recommend that you do.
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