Don't you just love human error

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Don't you just love human error

Postby tonydahose » Wed May 28, 2008 8:05 am

late last nite i got an email about suspicious activity on my debit card....i don't have a debit card :mad: . so long story short after being transferred to 5 different people last nite it looks like someone has a credit card (not debit now) with his info and my social security number :mad: :mad: :mad: . my sister went through idenity theft and i know it is a major PITA. when i tried to cancel the card that this other person is using the lady said sorry but you can't because i am not him, so now i am really pissed. its around 2230 hrs and all the numbers for ID theft are closed so i am SOL until this morning. today i call up and get a police report, then call the credit card company to see if they can put a freeze on it now that i have the report. 6 more transfers and 75 minutes on the phone and i find out that the person who took his info to get a credit card mistyped one number in his SS# so it matched mine. i still have to call the 3 credit agencies to cover my butt, the CC company said they would take care of it :rolleyes: :rolleyes:. anyways a word to the wise, check your credit report often. i have to get back on the phone now :( :(
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getting hosed...

Postby AllenETreat » Wed May 28, 2008 9:25 am

tonydahose -

Try this website ( as most ID thefts are done by computer ) -

http://www.ic3.gov

and, one of my favorites -

http://www.ftc.gov

Take care!

AET

( p.s. - thanx for the heads up on my thread! ;) )
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Postby RIOT » Wed May 28, 2008 10:36 am

that sucks Tony bigtime, its a major pain dealing with your own personal situations when it comes to credit cards and debit cards, i deal with this crap everyday for a living, credit cards love to get you into one but never want to doing anything to help you

your situation is a little different though, identity theft is horrible

what credit card is it chase, b of a, citi ?

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Postby tonydahose » Wed May 28, 2008 11:11 am

it was bank of america....i actually got someone that seems like she took care of everything. she was the one that figured out it was just a typo and not identity theft. she said it would take 30-45 days for it to clear up with the credit agencies. i have a gold membership with equifax because one of my old companies somehow lost all of the employees info so they gave it to us for free for 2 years. (i have had this happen 3x once with Swiss Air, once with the carpenters union and once with the city of chicago, a gang banger was caught stealing info in the payroll division...lovely huh) i saw the bank of america account last nite on my credit report. today after i spoke with the representative from B.O.A. i called equifax to file a dispute or whatever they call it and the lady said she couldn't find the credit account. i checked on my computer and it is gone, like it never existed. i was dumbfounded...even my old accounts from when i was 18 are on there but this one just disappeared. (i had a legitimate account with them back in 2000) it is kind of freaky...i would hate to piss off someone with that much power. i am picturing the two old guys making a $1 bet in Trading Places :p
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Postby RIOT » Wed May 28, 2008 11:15 pm

tonydahose wrote:it was bank of america....i actually got someone that seems like she took care of everything. she was the one that figured out it was just a typo and not identity theft. she said it would take 30-45 days for it to clear up with the credit agencies. i have a gold membership with equifax because one of my old companies somehow lost all of the employees info so they gave it to us for free for 2 years. (i have had this happen 3x once with Swiss Air, once with the carpenters union and once with the city of chicago, a gang banger was caught stealing info in the payroll division...lovely huh) i saw the bank of america account last nite on my credit report. today after i spoke with the representative from B.O.A. i called equifax to file a dispute or whatever they call it and the lady said she couldn't find the credit account. i checked on my computer and it is gone, like it never existed. i was dumbfounded...even my old accounts from when i was 18 are on there but this one just disappeared. (i had a legitimate account with them back in 2000) it is kind of freaky...i would hate to piss off someone with that much power. i am picturing the two old guys making a $1 bet in Trading Places :p

sounds like a good old waste of time for you in this case, sucks


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