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23 November 2005 @ 02:26 pm
But it's my phone number  
Okay this is getting to the point of insanity. Some idiot with my last name and my brother-in-law's first name has been rapidly destroying his credit. Now the problem is for some reason he picked our phone number out of the phone book to use. He has even had the guts to use our names, address, and phone as listed in the phone book as a credit reference.

When this all started I thought it was my BIL that they were trying to get hold of but as it went on I came to realize he has nothing to do with it.

Now I field 2 or 3 of theses a month. Some are from bounced checks, believe it or not he put our phone number on the checks. Another was a hospital type bed. Today was a call where we were listed as credit reference. Lucky that so far they are all believing me when I tell them what is going on but it is still irritating.

I'm getting to the point where I would love to find him and punch him out.
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
(SylYle's pet)S'Tryalstryal on November 23rd, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)
Make sure your BIL gets the help he needs to prove identity theft, for that is what it is plain and simple. There are a good many groups out there. Also, if he can prove he's not the ones making these purchases, etc..all the better.
Also make sure this new person isn't screwing up his driving record or getting tickets, etc. Like I said..get help with identity theft.
Katrynaladykatryna on November 24th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
Identity theft isn't a problem here. They don't have the BIL address, ssn or even birth date. The idiot seems to be using his own information other then he is using our phone number and now has listed us as references. Him not knowing use is easy to prove because of how the phone listing is.

This isn't a real problem just an irritation.

Thanks for worrying :) *hugs*
(SylYle's pet)S'Tryalstryal on November 24th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it's just an irritation!