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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 »

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

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                    “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 to do. I cant get ... Read More »

                      My Mother Said I Could Take Credit Out in Her Name and Now Denies It. – Garry

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                      “Dear Steve, About 3-4 years ago estimated time, my mother had given me her verbal permission to get credit in her name, she never said how much credit I could take out, she said I want you to build credit, so I am fine with you having credit cards in my name with you as the 2nd cardholder to help ... Read More »

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

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                        “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” The Answer Dear Jasper, First off, I’m so sorry for your ... Read More »

                          Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself and What to Do If You Are a Victim

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                          Think your money and peace of mind are safe from thieves? Think again. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing types of robbery today. As many as 300,000 people are defrauded each year by crooks using stolen identities. Guess who ends up paying for the millions of dollars that stores and lending institutions lose in this way? That’s right. ... Read More »

                            Citibank in Bahrain Won’t Help Me With Fraudulent Charges on My Credit Card – Sam

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                            Sam “Dear Steve, Hi, My situation is as follows: I have an account with Citibank Bahrain but I don’t live in Bahrain anymore, just use the account for some bill payments and creditcard which is very good to provide airline miles. I Have been thru a situation with them that recently my creditcard was cloned in a different country (the ... Read More »

                              LifeLock CEO Has Identity Stolen 13 Times While Promising in Ads That LifeLock Protects Your Credit

                              Todd Davis LifeLock

                              Excerpts from a great article out of Phoenix that you need to read if you are interested in LifeLock. Apparently not only does the service not work but the guarantee they use to promise to protect customers is full of holes as well. Most telling was the fact that CEP Todd Davis has had his identity stolen 13 times since ... Read More »

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