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Weird phone call, attempted ID theft?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by nhuman, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Just got a call from a local insurance agency and then a call from an internet insurance company, both to quote me insurance on a car I don't own. the thing thats got me creeped out is that they are using my name, address and phone number, and a hotmail account that is no good. So what could someone actually gain from that? I have done the usual, credit gaurd fraud alerts and soc sec. freeze. any other tips?
     
  2. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Your ID has been compromised! You need to start with a credit check and then go to the DMV among other things.
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Were they calling on a car you previously owned, or a car that you have never owned? Was the hotmail account one you had in the past?
     
  4. Car I have never owned, hotmail I have never owned, Need to do the dmv thing tommorow make sure no one has gotten a liscence with my name and their picture, already did all the id gaurd and credit report nothing outta whack yet
     
  5. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Trlsmn is right. Your ID has been compromised. Contact DMV and all of the credit reporting agencies to see if there are any erroneous sales or loans that have been taken out or purchases linked to any credit or debit cards you own. It might also be a good idea to cancel any credit or debit cards you currently have. I know it's a hassle, but it might save you some major grief in the long run.
     
  6. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, check this out thoroughly now, or it may get worse int he future.
     
  7. el gringo loco

    el gringo loco PDX Member

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    Pay attention to what you get in the mail in the next few months. What you might normally toss in the trash as junkmail may give you a good indication of where your information was compromised. You may even get a bill from someone you have never done business with. If you catch it right away, you can fix the fraud before it ruins your credit (an entirely new pain in the neck).
     
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  8. ajf1

    ajf1 beaverton Member

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    yes it sounds like you have a problem a brewing.
    It would be nice if the company could have given you the cars info, lic. plate number. then there would be something to go on.
     
  9. they gave me the make and model, but no plates or anything. last thing I need to do is check dmv, credit reports all look good. luckily I still had monitering alerts from a burglery this year. thanks for all the help.
    Kyle