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Offline van from Arkansas

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Warning to beeks, my identity stolen, along with $8,700.00.
« on: November 17, 2019, 06:47:49 pm »
Jim, please let this post remain on the main forum for a few day prior to relocating this post.

I qualify for Social Security but have elected NOT to receive my benefits.
My ID was stolen and the nightmare began.

An email created with my name, then a bank account opened at JP Morgan/ Chase Bank in my name.  Then social security was applied for over the phone, which is allowed due to my disabilities.  The thief?s have enough info on me to fool a Social Security [SS] Officer and applied for my SS.  It worked, to my horror: $8,700 was transferred to the fraudulent bank account along with reoccurring monthly payments.

I find out, LAST WEEK, when I received a confirmation letter from SS which took 4 weeks from the day of the fraudulent application.  The Social Security Administration and Secrete Service was immediately notified and is working on the case.

Currently, my credit is locked up as I notified Equifax of the above.  In the future, I have to be present at SS for any changes.

Due to my age, I am on Medicare, over 65, but as stated, I have elected not to receive social security benefits.  The question remains, HOW DID THE FRAUDSTER KNOW I QUALIFIED FOR  BUT ELECTED NOT TO RECEIVE BENEFITS FROM SS????

  I am not on or a member of any social media such as twitter or Facebook.  BeeMaster is my only public means, period.  However, I would not be surprised if there are fraudulent public accounts in my name.  My ID was stolen years ago from the Fed Govt, all my personal info stolen from my pervious employer, even my fingerprint down to my High School.

Blessings

Van
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Offline Ben Framed

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Re: Warning to beeks, my identity stolen, along with $8,700.00.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2019, 07:00:03 pm »
That is terrible Mr Van. CROOKS!. With the secret service involved, you should have answers and results soon.  Those folks are good at what they do.  God Bless you for having to experience this time of trouble. Wishing you the best!
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Re: Warning to beeks, my identity stolen, along with $8,700.00.
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 12:57:52 am »
Van,
Sorry to here this. I hope SS rails them real quick and throws the book at them.
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Re: Warning to beeks, my identity stolen, along with $8,700.00.
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2019, 08:51:17 am »
At this point it's safe to say everyone's information has been stolen.  They just can't defraud everyone at once, so it's just the luck of the draw.  I'm sorry to hear of your troubles.  I hope it gets straightened out soon.
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Re: Warning to beeks, my identity stolen, along with $8,700.00.
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 09:39:42 am »
Bush, you are correct, EVERYONE info stolen.  Equifax was breach, data stolen, that is basically everybody in the US, everyone with a credit rating that is.

It was our money that was stolen, money from the govt.

Phil, Jim, Bush, thanks for the reply?s.
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Re: Warning to beeks, my identity stolen, along with $8,700.00.
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 11:44:05 am »
What a mess. Nothing is safe anymore.

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Re: Warning to beeks, my identity stolen, along with $8,700.00.
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2019, 09:13:39 am »
My ID was stolen years ago from the Fed Govt, all my personal info stolen from my pervious employer, even my fingerprint down to my High School.
Van
Van, what more would they need if this was compromised?
Seems like you should have had a new social security number issued back then.
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Re: Warning to beeks, my identity stolen, along with $8,700.00.
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2019, 09:54:49 am »
>you are correct, EVERYONE info stolen.  Equifax was breach, data stolen, that is basically everybody in the US

Exactly, and that's only ONE breech, but is basically everyone.  And we probably have never heard of 9/10 of the breeches.  No one admits a breech unless they HAVE to.
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