Have you had your identity stolen?

@PH1975 (10)
United States
July 25, 2008 11:41pm CST
I did, and it was a mess. Somehow, they got into my checking account, and had me over $1500 in the negative. Luckily, my account was insured. But, I had numerous credit cards in my name. I finally got most of the stuff wiped off, but they still pound at my credit score, even though I didn't do that. Has anyone been through this? And how long does it take to recover?
2 responses
@myklj999 (26205)
• Olney, Illinois
26 Jul 08
It's never happened to me. I don't think anybody wants to be an ex-con.
@klaudine (3651)
• Indonesia
26 Jul 08
I did, but it wasn't fatal as your experience. It was only my friendster account which got hacked and never get it back. I can't even log in to my account anymore since the hacker changed the email and the password. The only loss I had was my social networks because i had more than 1000 friends there. I won't use friendster anymore, it was too easy to be hacked