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    Super Moderator goldenhtr's Avatar
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    What a PITA

    Finally happened, someone stole my identity. Got 2 medical bills in the mail yesterday. Seems he's using my name DOB and SS#. Been all day dealing with this crap. Someone in Vancouver Wa. One biller says no problem after a few questions. They hava PO box for him in Vancouver. Different wife's name. But the other one will not back down because of the SS and DOB match. Well the my local sheriff says different and will make a call to Vancouver Sheriff and send the report to the 2nd biller. Checked all my credit and all is good so far. Had to put a lock on my SS#. And fill out a form at ID theft.gov
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    That sucks, monitor your credit daily for the next year at least. Get a service that emails you.
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    Well that just blows. Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I wish I had some magic advice to give but unfortunately your best course of action is simply monitor your credit report daily as already recommended. Good luck.

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    I use Life Lock. They have caught things for me twice. Great service.
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    Very sorry to hear this. Makes me feel very vulnerable. Hope things get better for you very soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    I would also advise walking into your local bank...whichever one your checking/savings account(s) are with, and having a face to face conversation with the branch manager. They want to hear this kind of stuff, so that...once you have given them a heads up...they can now fight in your corner to protect you if the perps take any money out of your account, or make charges via your accounts.
    This is probably very good advice.
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    I hate thieves. Nothing lower in my book. I would rather have my name in the paper for murder than being a thief. There are good reasons for killing someone.

    ...like when you catch them stealing from you....
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    Been hoping my ID gets stolen so I can forward them all my bills :P
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    We need an "unlike" button. Sorry to hear this.
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