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My Mother Stole My Identity and Took Out a Discover Card

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Question: Dear Steve, I am now a sophomore in college, during my first semester in college my mother took $1,000 from my financial aid refund because my bank account was connected with hers since I was not 18 at the time I opened my bank account. My mother has a bad history of taking money from people, she took a ... Read More »

    My Nephew Stole My Identity

    ID Theft or Stolen Identity

    “Dear Steve, I am 56 years old and i had perfect credit in 2008 and then a nephew moved in with me. I thought the kid was working when in reality he was stealing and opening credit cards in my name. I was working 70 hr workweeks and he had full access to everything in the house (files) etc. He ... Read More »

      A Truck Driving School I Never Attended Sued Me. – Randall

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      “Dear Steve, A TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL I NEVER ATTENDED HAS PUT A JUDGEMENT WITH EQUIFAX. THIS SUBMISSION WAS WITHOUT INFORMING ME OF ANY OF THE RELEVENT NFORMATION. EQUIFAX REFUSES TO REMOVE THIS ITEM. I LIVE IN S.C NEAR THE GA. BOARDER AND CAN GET TO ATLANTA. IN TWO HOURS. CAN I SUE EQUIFAX IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT TO GET THEM ... Read More »

        My Son Put My Name on His Law School Student Loans Without Telling Me. – Mark

        ID Theft or Stolen Identity

        “Dear Steve, My son co-signed my name on his student loans for law school. I did not know that he signed my name on the student loans. In March of 2013, I started receiving calls from a collection agency asking if I could make a payment on these loans. I was never notified before this that I was co-signed on ... Read More »

          First National Collection Bureau Falsely Verified I Owe a Debt. – Aaron

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          “Dear Steve, For the past 6 months I have been dealing with a debt collection agency. First National Collection Bureau. They placed a debt on my credit report. The debt did not belong to me. My name was used fraudenlty. I disputed the debt, and came back verified. I sent 2 certified letters, for validation. They never responded. Ive sent ... Read More »

            My No Good Ex-Husband is in Jail But Forged My Name to Loans. – Amber

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            “Dear Steve, My husband and I recently divorced, and I was able to keep the house. While we were married, we got a joint credit card, and also shared a bank account. I was eager to build good credit since I had filed bankruptcy just a couple years before. Unfortunately, my ex-husband had severe substance abuse problems he was able ... Read More »

              I Refuse to File Charges Against My Mother for Identity Theft

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              “Dear Steve, When I was in college my mother took a credit card in my name. Apparently I signed up for a free Bank of America credit card when I also signed up for a bank account. They sent the card to my mom’s house (my official place of residence at the time even though I was in school and ... Read More »

                I Am Willing to Sue My Mother Over My Private Student Loan. – Elaine

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                “Dear Steve, I attended college directly after graduating from high school in 2005. Having a full scholarship, I did not have to take out any loans for my undergraduate degree. However, my mother took out a private student loan in the amount of $27,000 with me unknowingly as the cosigner. I learned of this loan this past year due to ... Read More »

                  My Son Fraudulently Signed My Name to His Student Loans. – Bob

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                  My son whom has been rehabbing from a drug addiction, signed my name to 80k of school debt, did not finish school yet but is working hard to get his life on track . The lenders are hounding me now for this money . He is telling me to contact them and tell them he has committed fraud, However as ... Read More »

                    My Parents Stole My SSN When I Was a Kid. Now I Have Bad Credit. – Sophia

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                    My parents used my name and SSN number when getting cable and some other things. They have balances that have not been paid. I am only 19 and they did it when I was 14. Now my credit score is poor. How can I resolve this to fix my credit score. How do I fix the credit my parents ruined? ... Read More »

                      Im being scammed by a friend! – Gash

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                      I believe a friend of mine has become my identity theft, but i cannot prove it. That is why i want to drive down to atlanta GA. and get a copy of my credit report, and is there somewhere i can take my computer and find out if its been tampered with and how i can secure it from future ... Read More »

                        My Mother May Have Opened a Credit Card in My Name. – Paige

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                        “Dear Steve, I’m only twenty years old. I have had one loan with a secure agency. My mother has awful money problems and has went as far as filing my taxes and not telling me to get my money. With that being said I have gotten two phone calls this month from two different numbers talking about a credit card. ... 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 »

                            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 »

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

                              “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 »

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