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Mike Boehler 11-06-2011 03:56 PM

Identity Protection Experts?
 
Anyone know the ins and outs of checking the identity protection of child?

I suspect that our little girl's social has been used by someone of no authority. I would like to have her credit report checked as well as some investigation into whether anyone has accessed her credit for any reason.

I don't want to use the kazillion companies that spend billions advertising on TV. I'm too skeptical to use them. Those companies can't be as clean as they appear.

What say you on the proper method?

Kamper 11-07-2011 04:45 AM

Check with the IRS and Social Security Administration to see if anyone has applied for a job, benefits or used her SSN as an exemption. Bring her birth certificate, original SS card and your ID with you. Probably won't hurt to bring your tax return that shows her being claimed as your dependent.

Good luck!

Cracker 11-07-2011 04:52 AM

Who to contact for a copy of your credit report


Equifax
P.O. Box 105873
Atlanta, GA 30348-5873
1-800-997-2493

Experian Information Solutions
P.O. Box 949
Allen, TX 75013-0949
1-888-397-3742

TransUnion
P.O. Box 390
Springfield, PA 19064-0390
1-800-916-8800


Where to report Identity Theft


Equifax Credit Bureau Fraud Department
1-800-525-6285

Experian Information Solutions
1-888-397-3742

TransUnion Credit Bureau Fraud Department
1-800-680-7289

Federal Trade Commission
1-877-IDTHEFT



What to do if you become a victim of Identity Theft

- Contact all creditors, by telephone and in writing, to inform them of the problem.

- File a police report

- Contact the Federal Trade Commission (1-877-IDTHEFT) to report the problem.

- Call each of the three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) fraud units to report identity theft. Ask to have a 'Fraud Alert/Victim Impact' statement placed in your credit file asking that creditors call you before opening any new accounts.

- Alert your banks to flag your accounts and contact you to confirm any unusual activity. Request a change of PIN and a new password.

- Keep a log of all your contacts and copies of all your documents.

- Contact the Social Security Administrator's Fraud Hotline (1-800-269-0271).

- Contact the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to see if another license was issued in your name. If so, request a new license number and fill out the DHSMVs complaint form to begin the fraud investigation process.


All the best Mike, if you need any further advice PM me

Mike Boehler 11-07-2011 05:18 AM

Thanks guys, this should be easy. I'll get a credit report first, if all is in order its the end of the story, if not, I will proceed based on what's on it.

Ridiculous that we have to worry about this for a six year old, but people suck. The sooner the world learns this the better.


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