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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” Dear Jasper, First off, I’m so sorry for your loss and ... 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

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              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 »

                I’m a Victim of Credit Fraud By My Husband. We Are Now Divorced. – Bobbi

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                Bobbi “Dear Steve, Divorced and stuck with huge debt from marriage. What is the best way for me to get out of debt and have decent credit again? I was married to a “spender” who tricked me so many times – getting loans and credit cards under my name without asking me, made himself an “authorized user” and maxed out ... Read More »

                  My Mother Keeps Taking Out Credit in My Name. – Beth

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                  Beth “Dear Steve, I live in Pennsylvania and lived in PA all my life, my Mom lives in Illinois. I recently received a bill in my name from a collection agency for a little over $650. I continued to read the details and it was from an electric company from my mom’s one old address in IL. I was completely ... Read More »

                    Identity Thieves Flee Walgreens Without Credit Card But Grab Condoms and Greeting Card on the Way Out

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                    Out of Wyckoff, new Jersey comes the standard story of credit card impostors using fake cards to buy merchandise. What made me chuckle about this story was what the crooks took as they fled the drug store after a declined purchase using one of the fake cards. According to police, the same men returned yesterday, and attempted separate purchases. The ... Read More »

                      Dentist Office Leads to Identity Theft Idiot in Law Office

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                      Photo Credit: Sappymoosetree An identity theft ring just busted in California got the information on victims to open fake credit accounts in their name from a local dentist office where an employee was giving the identity theft ring dental claim forms which contained the patients’ names, addresses, dates of birth and social security numbers. And people are worried about using ... Read More »

                        Colorado Attorney General Reaches Settlement With Identity Theft Scammer

                        Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that attorneys from the office’s Consumer Protection Section have reached a settlement with Donald Sterling Whitlock (DOB: 5/6/1970) that secured full restitution for the victims of his elaborate identity theft and commercial-lending scheme. The State had originally also charged his wife Erin Whitlock in the scam but she was dropped from the suit. ... Read More »

                          Casino Part of Identity Theft Case Involving Cash Advances

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                          NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – Authorities say they’ve cut off a major identity theft operation. The suspects are from New York City, but a significant portion of the alleged crimes were committed here in western New York and involve massive cash advance withdrawals at Seneca Casinos. Authorities say this case could involve hundreds of out-of-state victims and big money losses. ... Read More »

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

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                            “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 that my recently deceased mom, ... Read More »

                              Scammers Use Dead Babies Identities to Ripoff Banks

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                              Here’s a scam I had not heard of before. This one is from Wales and the United Kingdom. A NIGERIAN gang which stole the identities of dead babies and then plundered bank accounts set up in their name was jailed yesterday. The gang of three, two men and a woman, stole 44 separate identities over 18 months to set up ... Read More »

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