Notices

Possible Identity Theft

Old 10-17-2010, 09:46 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SoFlo, AKA North Cuba, specifically Boca Inlet
Posts: 152
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Possible Identity Theft

Here's what happened: http://www.securityweek.com/universi...xposed-hackers

I was 1 of the 106,884 that were emailed and could possibly be 1 of the 52,853 victims. What should I do, have never dealt with anything like this before. The email stated that UNF did not have any evidence that any info was taken.
Old 10-17-2010, 10:08 AM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: MA
Posts: 16,306
Likes: 0
Received 84 Likes on 45 Posts
Default

Join a credit protection agency or credit watch...
Old 10-17-2010, 10:34 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 659
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Go to www.equifax.com

Get the type of service that will allow you to look at your credit report every month.

When looking at your credit report look for inquiries ... those happen generally when YOU or somebody with your information is applying for credit.

Of course, also look at each trade line (active accounts) and make sure they make sense. As in ... that they are your items.
Old 10-17-2010, 11:04 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, US
Posts: 14,527
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

My daughter just got that as well. And she didn't even attend UNF - it was one of her "fall back" applications when she was applying to colleges.

I told her to call all of the three credit monitoring and add the fraud watch using the police report number. Then go ahead and get the free reports that come with this process as well.

Other than that - be responsive to anything you get from them with the fraud watch. They will tell you of anything that happens on your account - like loan or credit card inquiries. They will reach out to you each time. I also believe that they tell a creditor who is doing the look-up that this account is under fraud-watch and to double-check the identity of the applicant.
Old 10-18-2010, 03:36 PM
  #5  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northern Ohio
Posts: 15,460
Received 1,705 Likes on 905 Posts
Default

If I were you I would consider joining "Lifelock" right away. Everyone in my family has been a member of Lifelock for 5 years. It can be a pain in the butt when you are trying to open a new line of credit or just buying anything with extended payments like 90 days same as cash.

The piece of mind we have knowing that we have the Lifelock service is great. It has stopped at least 2 attempts of people trying to open lines of credit under our name. One time was at ABC Warehouse where an employee actually tried to open an ABC Warehouse credit card in my name. Lifelock stopped the account from being opened and helped us track down who the guilty little jerk-off was.

I would recommend the Lifelock service to anyone. Identity theft can screw up your whole life for years and years. I think the service is like $125 per person per year. A very cheap price to pay for the protection in my opinion.


Russ
Old 10-21-2010, 06:01 AM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Thornton's Ferry,NH,USA
Posts: 10,728
Likes: 0
Received 67 Likes on 41 Posts
Default

Ask your insurance agent if it's too late for ID protection coverage.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.