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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2018, 11:35:38 PM »
You are. A freeze can be removed anytime with the PIN, and the inconvenience is a small price to pay if someone is indeed using your personal info.

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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2018, 12:20:35 AM »
You are. A freeze can be removed anytime with the PIN, and the inconvenience is a small price to pay if someone is indeed using your personal info.

I guess you're probably right (although a fraud alert is not insignificant either), I'll probably just put the freeze on.
Question is- you leave a freeze on forever?? I mean if s/o potentially has my info,  why would I remove the freeze in a year, in two years?? What changes from now to then?

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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2018, 12:42:33 AM »
I guess you're probably right (although a fraud alert is not insignificant either), I'll probably just put the freeze on.
Question is- you leave a freeze on forever?? I mean if s/o potentially has my info,  why would I remove the freeze in a year, in two years?? What changes from now to then?
You can remove it temporarily before applying for something. That's what i do, my Experian report is always frozen.

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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2018, 12:53:52 AM »
You can remove it temporarily before applying for something. That's what i do, my Experian report is always frozen.

I know that. Just curious - why only your Experian?

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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2018, 01:05:50 AM »
It's mostly to prevent hard pulls, not for ID theft, and EX is the one i care the most about.

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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2018, 01:07:51 AM »
I know that. Just curious - why only your Experian?
In your situation better to freeze all 3.
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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2018, 01:11:58 AM »
It's mostly to prevent hard pulls, not for ID theft, and EX is the one i care the most about.
Thank you

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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2018, 01:12:41 AM »
In your situation better to freeze all 3.

Thank you. I'm going to do just that.

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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2018, 01:17:58 AM »
Make sure to save the PIN. Experian's 'email my pin' feature didn't work for me this week btw, so make sure to save it before closing the window.

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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2018, 01:25:45 AM »
Make sure to save the PIN. Experian's 'email my pin' feature didn't work for me this week btw, so make sure to save it before closing the window.

Thanks for the heads up on that.

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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2018, 09:10:25 PM »
Got an e-mail from Credit Karma alerting me to a new inquiry from Verizon Wireless-NY yesterday.
I did not request nor authorize that inquiry- positive. Should I be concerned about ID theft?? It's only showing on Equifax (no contact # listed), I disputed it there earlier today. Not sure; should I do anything else and/or be overly concerned about ID theft?? TIA
Got a letter in mail from verizon about account in DWs name. Called up verizon fraud and they confirmed account was open and they had her ss, dob, and obviously address. Was opened middle of november and its the only fraudulent pull on her credit file. I guess I need to freeze her account on all 3 agencies.
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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2018, 12:06:48 AM »
Got a letter in mail from verizon about account in DWs name. Called up verizon fraud and they confirmed account was open and they had her ss, dob, and obviously address. Was opened middle of november and its the only fraudulent pull on her credit file. I guess I need to freeze her account on all 3 agencies.
By me VZW was trying to sell me that maybe someone entered one digit off on their social etc yeah, what's the chance of that happening and it being exactly my social?! They did insist that no account was opened and I never received any alerts of any opened account. You're in good company  ::)

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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2018, 12:10:29 AM »
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Re: THEFT IDENTITY
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2019, 08:52:40 AM »
A relative of mine renewed his green card online and (typically) used one of those services out there on google who renew green cards, thinking it was the goverment website he submitted all his info as requested, social, cc, green card info etc etc. he later realized what he did...

What would be the recommended next step to do?