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True Cradle Robbers – Stealing Credit From The Cradle

It’s often not a parent’s first thought to check the credit report of their minor child, however, it may now become a necessity. Not because a child may fraudulently be using credit without their parents’ knowledge but because scammers may have stolen their unused Social Security number and identity. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) put out a warning last week ... Read More »

I Went to Jail for Larceny Committed by Someone That Stole My Identity. – Kam

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“Dear Steve, I had a “friend” steal my info years ago (along with ex i’m hiding from) she has used it through the years! I had to bankrupt $50k + and still haven’t been able to get apts, credit, house, nothing! I recently got a suspension on my D.License because of her.. She murdered some kid, and was part of ... Read More »

Maryland Fraudster Gets 6 Years In Prison For Bank Fraud And Identity Theft Scheme

After being convicted on July 5, 2011, Vicente Bilora Mbenga of Maryland, has been sentenced to six years in prison, three years supervised release after and an owed restitution of $27,218.06 for committing bank fraud and running an identity theft scheme. According to court documents and evidence presented at Mbenga’s trial, he participated in a scheme in which co-conspirators contacted ... Read More »

When I Was in the Navy Someone Used My Name and Social Security Number to Buy a Bowflex. – Roberto

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Someone used my name and I’m now getting informed about me owing for a bowflex that I never ordered and I didn’t even live at the State it was sent to. I have been in the Navy since 2003 to 2007 towards the end of my enlistment someone used my social and ordered a Bowflex under my name and credit ... Read More »

The Effectiveness Of Tearing Up Unwanted Credit Card Offers

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Ever wonder how effective tearing up an unwanted credit card offer is? Many will just tear it in half, or even tiny pieces, throw it in the garbage and never think of it again. However, how easy would it be for a criminal to get a hold of your garbage and tape it back together? So many of us think, ... Read More »

My Identity Was Stolen and Collection is Trying to Get Money From Me That I Never Owed. – Barbara

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“Dear Jeremy, Indenity theft 10 years ago 3 cards. (I had a house for sale in a another city. They got my mail. They changed my address back to that house) One I paid off. Someone used my card I already taken out. and I could prove that I did not use it. I was teaching in a classroom in ... Read More »

I Was Sued by Rubin & Rothman and My Bank Account Was Seized for a Credit Card They Say I Took Out When I Was 12 – Bren

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“Dear Steve, I just had a legal hold put on my bank account. Upon contacting Rubin & Rothman, LLC., who issued the “Information Subpoena and Restraining Notice”, I have come to find out that they are representing a debt collection agency that alleges that I owe a debt from a credit card opened in 2000. This is clearly an identity ... Read More »

I Was a Victim of CCDN, Identity Theft, and Illness. What Now? – Kim

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“Dear Steve, My present husband and I have been married since 2001. When we got married we merged our 2 households resulting in 8 children to care for. By 2003 we had collected $100,000 in unsecured debt. We were able to resolve this debt with the help of my father. My father loaned us the money and then wrote it ... Read More »

I’m Being Sued for a Capital One Account My Wife Opened in My Name. – Gerald

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“Dear Steve, Being sued by Capital one for $6500 and have 21 days to answer. My wife opened this account in my name without my consent or knowledge. She was making payment without my knowledge until I lost my job in the automotive and she wasn’t able to make any more payments and the ugly truth came out! They want ... Read More »

It’s Cheaper to Buy Fake Credit Cards Than Debt Settlement Leads

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I suppose this story has more to do with the issues surrounding a free market and supply and demand than anything else. Otherwise how can you explain the reality it is cheaper to buy someone else’s credit card details than it is for a debt settlement company to pay for leads or new clients. A report out by Panda Security ... Read More »

Can I Be Sued for My Husband’s Debts? – Linda

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My husband and I have legally been seperated for three years; May of 2010 my husband rented a tool from home depot in my name, yet he signed for it. Home depot has been harassing me for payment, I explained to them I never rented such a tool. I requested that they review the video of the transaction so I ... Read More »

Legal Assistance Guide for Identity Theft Victims

The Federal Trade Commission has created a guide to help attorneys and victim advocates provide legal assistance to identity theft victims. Geared toward resolving issues out of court, the Guide for Assisting Identity Theft Victims describes how advocates can intervene with creditors, credit reporting agencies, debt collectors, and others, as well as self-help measures that victims can take. Victims may ... Read More »

My College PO Box Buddy Stole My Identity. – Crystal

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“Dear Steve, A few years ago, the person whom I shared my college post office box with stole my identity and opened several cards in my name, most of which were charged off later. To this point I have been able to have all of them removed from my report except Capital One. Although Equifax and TransUnion both removed inaccurate ... Read More »

I Had A+ Credit Until My Identity Was Stolen. – Nikki

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Nikki “Dear Steve, I had A+ credit until I found out my identity had been stolen. Collection agencies are just out for blood from anyone. Now I am facing arbitration! I am facing arbitration with a credit card company’s attorney. Can I protect my assets with a lien or trust to buy some time and leverage and is this process ... Read More »

My Ex-Husband Stole My Identity and Ran Up Debt. – Veronica

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“Dear Steve, I was married to a man that was our sole supporter for 18 years, we seperated and he kept the house. 3 years later when he died i realized that he racked up over 40k in debt in cc’s and loans in my name that i did not know about. we also had a house that was lost ... Read More »

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