Identity been stolen, my friend needs to froze his credit

United States
October 15, 2009 3:14pm CST
2 weeks ago, my friend received a letter, which stated that his credit card application is already approval. He scratched his head, and he had no idea when and how he get this visa card approved. He called and try to find out what is going on. Obviously, someone stole his social security number, but where and how? A week later, 2 other credit cards application also notified him. The best advise me and another friend to give him is to froze his credit, so no one can apply for another card again. Besides it, notify the 3 credit bureau and keep eyes on monitor the activities. Isn't that scary? Identity theft would done so much harm on it.
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3 responses
@KrauseHome (33210)
• United States
16 Oct 09
Wow!! This would be Scary for sure. Especially since I have had to work so hard to get my Credit Rating to where it is now. That is why they always tell you to check your Credit scores at least once a yr. and if you see anything on their suspicious to report it. Sounds like your friend has a lot of work to do to find out where the problems are, and hope they can get everything straightened out again as well.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
Good for him, his credit card was mailed on his address. And a quick response to the situation too! Other people are are not so fortunate as he is. While a friend of mine showed me his credit card billings which shows a transaction in a store in Hong Kong. He did not know where that came from and had to prove to the credit company that the transaction was not his.
@ayenacsi (911)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
Good thing that your friend handled the situation quickly and may have saved himself a headache and his hard-earned money. It's really hard to be safe and feel secure now with all the tricks criminally-minded people can do. It's terrifying to think what people can do with just knowing your security number. One can't always be too careful.