Monday, April 28, 2008

Identity Theft?

There have been two payments taken out of my checking account to pay Sprint. A mobile phone, apparently.

I don't have Sprint.

Yes, I'm on top of it. The bank has been notified. I spent LOTS of time on the phone with Sprint (to no avail). But I'm very, very pissed off.

5 comments:

kkonmymind said...

Oh, Naomi, I'm so sorry. Good luck dealing with that - I'll be thinking of you.

If it's any consolation, I'm a sprint customer, and I don't have any luck with them on the phone either ;)

Jillian said...

Ugh. Identity theft is so scary. Whenever my mom is on the phone and someone asks for any personal information, I always ask her how she can be sure it's the real deal. It's so crazy what people can do with seemingly insignificant information. I hope this gets straightened out very quickly!

Shannon said...

Wow. I hope you resolve all of this quickly.

k2 said...

Naomi -
I'm pissed for you!!!
So sorry 2 hear that you have to deal with such crap-olla.
Positive vibes your ways sister!
Kelly

Isophorone said...

Naomi,

If you haven't done so already you might want to get a credit report (free) through the Federal Trade Commission's web site (www.ftc.gov). You can get one report free from each of the three credit reporting companies, though a credit score will cost extra.

I've also heard that identity thieves use the Social Security numbers of kids, and that the kids generally don't find out until they apply for a college loan many years later. You cannot run a credit check on a child through the FTC web site; you have to write to the credit reporting companies separately. (I know, because I tried.)