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My College PO Box Buddy Stole My Identity. – Crystal

“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 … Read more

My Mother Stole My Identity and Opened 30 Credit Accounts in My Name. – Darryl

“Dear Steve, My mother has opened at least 30 accounts in my name and stolen my identity. She put the wrong birth year on all accounts, but put the right information. I still live with her and have nowhere else to go until i become eligible to join the military service. I dont know what … Read more

My Wife Took Credit Out in My Name and Then Died. – Jasper

“Dear Steve, One month after my wife passed away I received a bill from a credit card company. I have never applied for a credit card and never used one. She had applied for this in my name without my knowledge. Am I responsible for this $5000 debt? Jasper” Dear Jasper, First off, I’m so … Read more

My Mother Opened Credit in My Name While I Was in a Coma

“Dear Steve, My credit was ruined in early 2004 when I was in a coma and my husband had decided to leave me, take the money and not pay the bills. I lose everything, home, car, credit and any insurance money he spent. So I had started over from nothing. I have now found out … Read more

I Was Given an AMEX Card With The Business and My Name On It. – John

“Dear Steve, A family member (father) owned a business that I helped operate for a short period of time. My sister worked in the office at this time. I was given a AMEX business credit card with the business and my name on it. Eventually, my father retired and closed the business. Soon there after, … Read more

Credit Card Company Put Someone Else’s Name On My Account- Help – Heather

“Dear Steve, Discrepencies on credit report and credit card mess. Question The cc company accidentally put someone elses name on myaccount. I couldn’t have access to the account while they investigated and when the reopened it there were tons of late fees and penelties. It was not my fault. Someone opened a lot of credit … Read more