Wednesday, September 29, 2004

My brother is the victim of Identity Theft :(

His day was going fine until he went to the mail yesterday. First letter he got was a credit rejection letter from some place he had never applied for credit. The next letter he opened was a letter from Gateway saying he had a 1800.00 credit limit with them and 1799.00 had been used of it. He has never done any business with Gateway. He called the local police (he is not an officer in the city he lives in .. but one about 20 minutes away) and they came over and filed a report. He called all the credit agencies and let them know what's going on. They are sending him copies of his credit report (I am scared to hear what all this creep has run up on there). The guy doing this had given them Steve's first and last name and his social security # and address (for the bill) and a different phone # to contact and a different delivery address. Steve called the phone # they had listed and got this man's answering machine but it had no name on the answering machine .. but the ironic thing is the guy ends his message with "Have a blessed Day" . Steve said when he heard that message he wanted to wrap his hands around this person's neck and give it a good squeeze. The cops told Steven it may take YEARS to clear all this up. I feel so bad for him. He is soooo down. He now has to go to his Police Department and tell them about this. Because when you are a police officer they keep a watch on your credit score and such .. they don't want cops up to their neck in debt because they might be more likely to be bribed and such. Also he has been getting ready to apply for a police job in a different city and now when he applies he will have to explain this situation to them too. I could just cry.


Mias2Angels said...

((((HUGS))) for your brother!

Anonymous said...

That is awful! You'll have to let us know how it works out. Lynn (lyn)