Credit Karma has dropped a hilarious new ad to spotlight a very serious issue: identity theft.
The 30-second spot, dubbed “Polite ID Thief”, features a woman throwing away garbage and finding a man in her
trash can. “Oh, my Gosh, I’m so sorry, are you ok?” – she asks the guy, who’s saying that’s ok and that is all his fault. “I was rummaging through your trash so I could steal your identity.” – he reveals smiling. “Oh, ok.” – the woman answers smiling, as well. However, her smile vanishes after she processes the information just received. “Wait, my identity? You can steal my identity with my mail?” – she asks while the thief starts eating half a sandwich found in the trash. “Oh, sure can and it works like a charm, too.” – he admits and then, saying he’s got everything he needs and taking another piece of paper from her mailbox, rushes away.
“Your identity matters. Monitor your credit for free. With Credit Karma.” – the voiceover says at the end of the commercial, adding then the company’s tagline, “Get knowing”.