Don't Assume the Change-of-Address Form Works: Advice from an Identity Theft Victim

December 31, 1969
December 31,1969

I moved apartments and put in my change of address card with the US Post Office branch nearest me. Unfortunately, they did not forward my mail to my new apartment. So when my mail was dropped at my old location, the people that lived there just left it out in a common area that anyone walking by could take. Because of that, someone took all personal mail from my bank (including statements) and credit card applications and filled them out and sent them in my name.

Cell Phones and Student Loans and Civil Judgements, Oh My!

December 31, 1969
December 31,1969

I recently discovered that I have been a victim of ID theft for quite some time. The person has been using different permutations of my name and has several civil judgements against me, several cell phone debts, a student loan, and numerous leases that he has skipped out on.

Identity Theft: Cases from the PRC Log Files

December 31, 1969
December 31,1969

Cheryl and her 7-year-old daughter went to the bank to open a checking account for the daughter. The bank told Cheryl her daughter had a bad credit report. Someone had been using the child's Social Security number to open credit accounts.

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