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Protect your SSN!

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posted on Dec, 20 2003 @ 07:56 AM
Protect your social security number!

One good way is to request your SSN statement. 'f anyone else used your number when applying for a job, their earnings will appear under your name in the SSA's files. If someone uses your SSN (or name and address) to apply for credit, it will show up in the files of the big three credit reporting agencies. "

posted on Dec, 20 2003 @ 08:09 AM
Put a Fraud ALert on your credit card. basically if anyone requests your credit history, tries to open a new account, etc. the agency is supposed to call you. See:

Specifically, to call in and get it:

"On the plus side, a fraud alert won't cause any problems with using your credit card or checking accounts. It's focused on new credit accounts, not the ones you already have opened."

Additionally they mail you a credit report. I do believe it's a free one because they don't ask for any charging information AND by law you will be given one if you suspect credit fraud. Calling the credit fraud number is a good case of suspecting credit fraud

[Edited on 20-12-2003 by ktprktpr]

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