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I can't take it anymore, my story with identity theft

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posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:05 AM
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For years I have had some ILLEGAL in Texas using my name, ID, address and basically my LIFE information over there. I have filed numerous complaints, forms and I even have an alert on my credit so getting credit for me is hard, yet somehow this illegal piece of scum has gotten a house, which explains calls I get on refinancing my home, they also have better vehicles than I do and credit cards, no wonder I CAN'T get anything...they have used up all my credit!

I noticed something off on my credit when I went to Suzuki to finance a bike, well they told me I had financed from them before and I told them no I had not. Well the finance manager printed out my entire credit report and I was dumb founded at what I saw. I immediately contacted each company and filled out complaints and tried to get this off my credit, well 6 years later and NOTHING. Do you have any idea how hard identity theft is?? It is extremely hard to prove and clear up.


After this happened I went online and googled myself, well this woman was a little stupid..I found my name on a site in TX for a cooking club and there she was! Some spanish piece of illegal scum (yes I am saying that, my right since this person is living OFF of me!) I emailed her and of course she didn't respond. I wish I could find the site again but it is no longer a valid address...

Well yesterday my sister tells me that a woman from TEXAS messaged her on FB with her name..Now my sister and I's names are NOT common names esp our last name. I was instantly pissed because I knew this person was scamming my sister. I told her not to add her, but she did anyway.. My sister has been talking to this girl and my sister is OBLIVIOUS to this girls scam. This is what this scammer and the one who stole my identity are doing...

They are reading information I posted years ago on ancestry.com and other sites like it where you can post your family history and look for other family members. I signed up on these sites looking for my dad and researching my German geneaology. They are reading from various sites that have information on my sister and I. I looked at her FB and she just happens to like all the things my sister does? Yeah right...My sister should know better, she already has someone in CA using her name via Sprint and Sprint has done NOTHING.

I find it funny that the girl says she is 50% German and 50% American (the one who contacted my sister), um yeah not so much. She is only using the German side because that is what out last names origins are but if she knew anything she would know it was originally French. She also takes from what our interests are and the sites I have posted on so for my sister to ADD her on FB is insane! I know more about my German side because of these sites but thanks to these sites, ancestry.com and the others I have someone using my identity! I contacted every single person in this country 8 years ago with my last name, less than 200 or so. I am related to all of them via my dad's side and there is NOBODY in my family with my name again and my sisters name again.

ALSO the one with my sisters name has an email address as follows andreaxgau@gmail.com NOW WHY DOES HER EMAIL HAVE MY NAME IN IT?! See what I am talking about?!

I have had a few friends tell me people have tried to contact them via FB with the same name...is this some new scam or what???

My uncle messaged me one day on FB to tell me my sister and I's names were being used for a Viagra add on FB and it had email addresses that are not ours. Again I contacted google and yahoo inregards to this and have heard nothing and I sure as heck haven't heard from FB either.




posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:12 AM
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Well that sucks..

I cannot imagine having to go through this, really. The amount of work that one has to go through to try and clear ones name after someone else has taken advantage of it is the lowest of the low.

I know if it was me, I would be taking a trip to Texas to pay said person a visit. After all, I don't think it's a crime to smack yourself around a few times.

I have heard of this for years of course, but you are the first person that I actually know that this has happened to and I wish you the best of luck in getting rid of this ugly monkey on your back.

Maybe it's time to leave the country and start over,,



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:17 AM
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Oh yeah the amount of paper work and calls you have to make are ridiculous only to have nothing accomplished about it. I have the hardest time getting any kind of credit and I haven't had a CC in over 10 years. I pay cash or use my debit card which is a prepaid CC. I don't use banks because of this, can't get an account!

I just got really pissed when my sister told me about the girl who contacted her and I am even more annoyed that my sister is so naieve to fall for it. She thinks this person really has her name even though there are RED FLAGS hitting her in the face!

Yea I am moving to Canada, but you know that
I know it won't go away by moving there but I am sure everything else I want and need will be better...soon!



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:18 AM
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I'm sorry for your plight. It must be awful for you.

I, however, cannot help but notice a theme throughtout your post.

Social media sites. Social media must be a virtual boon for identity theives.

Also..how do you know she is illegal. It's entitley possible that she is American, or do you think they are not capable of fraud?



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:19 AM
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Also she doesn't want me to drive to Texas, it wouldn't be pleasant for her. I would make her life a living you know what since that is what she has done to me.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:22 AM
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So... your sister friended a woman from TX who has the same name? And you told her it was a scam but she did it anyway?? What does she hope to achieve by doing this? This is a totally bizarro story. It certainly sounds like the credit companies don't care. Can't they compare signatures?? I mean, really! Have you gotten an attorney involved?

I feel for you. I sincerely hope I NEVER have to experience this!!!

Good luck!



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:25 AM
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She is illegal cause I saw a picture of her and she is 100% spanish and lives 20mins from the Mexican border. Sorry process of elimination tells me she is illegal. Never seen a mexican or spanish person with my name and exact family history and interests as me..come on now I know what this person is up to.

Ancestry.com is a site I signed up for, I paid to join it's not like FB or myspace. I even emailed them to let them know someone was using information from my account there. I joined the site looking for my dad and found practically my dad's entire family on there.

I have done everything I was told to fight identity theft, it's really a pain in the butt. I am open to any suggestions people might have because now it's getting worse esp since one is trying to get to my sister by playing the "we are related" card which is not true!



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:31 AM
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Originally posted by ThatDGgirl
So... your sister friended a woman from TX who has the same name? And you told her it was a scam but she did it anyway?? What does she hope to achieve by doing this? This is a totally bizarro story. It certainly sounds like the credit companies don't care. Can't they compare signatures?? I mean, really! Have you gotten an attorney involved?

I feel for you. I sincerely hope I NEVER have to experience this!!!

Good luck!


Yeah my sister isn't too bright with this. I told her to delete and ignore this person and report her to FB. My sister has someone using her name as well in CA yet she doesn't see what this person is doing and she doesn't seem to care. I however do.

It is bizzaro and until yesterday I hadn't really thought about it in awhile because nothing has come up in regards to it until my sister told me what happened yesterday. I messaged this person and reported them myself. Of course this person has no picture on their page, go figure.

Yeah they can compare signatures but when the person perfects your signature it doesn't help any. The person using my sisters name in CA had her address from another place she lived years ago as their address for a Sprint account. My sister only found this out when she tried to get a Sprint account and Sprint has done nothing and my sister has filed all the proper paper work..

No these companies don't care, as long as you keep buying on credit they get more money. They don't seem to care who is using the credit as long as it's open making them money.

I haven't spoken to a lawyer but I do have someone I will contact who is a lawyer and see if he can help. It's expensive to have a lawyer, I looked into it years ago but the cost is pretty high and I can't afford it but this person might be able to help me in some way, or I hope.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:36 AM
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Can you call a real estate company in Texas and put the house on the market? Can you have their power shut off? Try to think of as many things as you can to make their lives as interesting as they've made yours.

I think you might be able to have some fun with this. Always remember in cases like this there is NO LEVEL PLAYING FIELD!



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:36 AM
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She is illegal cause I saw a picture of her and she is 100% spanish and lives 20mins from the Mexican border


Oh dear. I am convinced that is just anger speaking and you can't really mean that.

Millions of Germans immigrate to Mexico

It seems Mexico has quite a history of German immigration and many Mexicans actually DO have Germany ancestry. Sorry.



German-Mexican civic organizations are prevelent thought out Mexico it seems



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by Merigold
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She is illegal cause I saw a picture of her and she is 100% spanish and lives 20mins from the Mexican border


Oh dear. I am convinced that is just anger speaking and you can't really mean that.

Millions of Germans immigrate to Mexico

It seems Mexico has quite a history of German immigration and many Mexicans actually DO have Germany ancestry. Sorry.



German-Mexican civic organizations are prevelent thought out Mexico it seems



She is NOT german she is spanish, sorry I am not speaking in anger, this is truth. She is not from this country. This person is using MY information from Ancestry.com I emailed this person years ago when I first found them and they didn't reply and now it;s an invalid account and the site I found the picture on is now invalid. This person is using my full name and information. They are NOT an American citizen using my name, they are illegal and they are Spanish, now where from spanish wise I am not sure but my bet is Mexico.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:45 AM
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There has to be somebody you can call and get this sorted out.



Points down at signature.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:48 AM
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im sorry man,its really frustrating,and the stupid companyes arent doing anything about it..grr you should just manhunt them



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:53 AM
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Originally posted by Stillalive
im sorry man,its really frustrating,and the stupid companyes arent doing anything about it..grr you should just manhunt them


Yea if I had an exact address it might help but I only have a location from years ago and the information is no longer valid. Now the person contacting my sister is on FB and we shall see if she responds to me and what I said.

Drums lmao!



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:55 AM
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I was about to suggest a trip to Texas - until you stated this woman lives in close proximity to the border.
It would be interesting to perhaps "retrieve" a fancy vehicle or two from the perps and let them figure out how to get it back - it sounds like you can show ownership vis-a-vis your credit reports. Squatting at their house or putting it on the market (since your SSN "owns" it) may have been some options that could've drawn attention to the situation.

But a conflict with a hispanic person 20 minutes from the border would not be a good idea. Sorry.

gj



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:59 AM
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Contact the Attorney General of Texas office and see what can be done.

The story sounds strange especially the fact that she is still using your information and you know where she lives but she hasn't been arrested.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 09:01 AM
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Originally posted by ThatDGgirl
Can you call a real estate company in Texas and put the house on the market? Can you have their power shut off? Try to think of as many things as you can to make their lives as interesting as they've made yours.

I think you might be able to have some fun with this. Always remember in cases like this there is NO LEVEL PLAYING FIELD!


If only it were that easy. I would like to know how this person gets all this and yet I have the hardest time getting anything. It really is strange and it is frustrating that in all the years not one company I have contacted has ever showed any concern. All they care about is getting their payments.

I wish I could sell their house, take their car and purchase my next few plane tickets to Italy on their credit card
since they are using my SS#. I would love to sell their house and take the money esp for the crap it has caused me! I am incapable of getting loans because of the ones this person has out. It's like they went nuts when they started using my information because everything was opened up in the same year, nothing before it. I have kept an eye on this over the years and looks like it is popping up again thanks to FB. I really didn't want a FB but I have it to keep in contact with my bf who is overseas and friends I don't get to see.

I like social networking sites to an extent but when stuff like this happens I can't stand them. I have my FB account very private but apparently that doesn't seem to matter.

I will be contacting the companies again today. This is not how I wanted to spend my day!

I kind of feel bad for this person in the fact that she is willing to ruin my life just so they can live here. I mean is it worth it to steal another's identity just to live in the US? If this person is having a better living than me then why not do it legally? If you are smart enough to use my identity then why not use that skill to do it LEGALLY! I would love to live in Paris but I am not going to steal anothers life so I can. I just don't get it. I would love to sit down and talk to this person while getting my life back from them.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 09:02 AM
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This isn't just a civil matter. Have you called the police? Since it extends into another state you should also file a report to the FBI and I don't mean go online and fill out a form. I mean call them. They have a special division for this if I remember right.

It reminds me of a story though. Me and some guys were pulling our credit reports (slow night) and one of them finds that he's defaulted on his mortgage recently. A house that he apparently bought when he was 3 years old. The worst part was trying to prove to the reporting agencies that he in-fact did not buy a house when he was 3 years old.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 09:03 AM
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Originally posted by jam321
Contact the Attorney General of Texas office and see what can be done.

The story sounds strange especially the fact that she is still using your information and you know where she lives but she hasn't been arrested.


Exactly! I have contacted everyone I was told to contact for this and it does amaze me that they have done nothing. I will try the Attorney General of Texas, never tried that one.

I bet if this was Arizona stuff would be fixed asap!



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 09:05 AM
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Why in the world haven't you went to your local SSA and had them issue you a new SSN if this person is using your's?? Doing so invalidates your old number as well...



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