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    • #5207
      lyarrow
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      Points: 390

      Got mail today informing me that my unemployment benefits were being processed. And I never submitted a claim because I continued to work through Covid. So that means my social security number has been compromised. I have notified the department of labor. Now I have to inform the credit reporting agencies, my banks, credit card companies, Social Security Administration, the IRS, and the Federal Trade Commission. Yep, life continues to be good but someone just made me very irritated!

    • #5209
      RobininVirginia
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      Oh Linda, I am sorry that this has happened to you. You should also file a police report to have it on record that your information has been compromised.

    • #5215
      lyarrow
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      Points: 390

      thank you Robin, will do!

    • #5223
      Jcash
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      Points: 784

      Oh crap… although those would NOT be the words I used to vent. 🙂🤬 I am sooo sorry!!
      You will likely need to file for a new SSN now as you have no idea where or how many times its been passed around or stolen. I swear thieves just keep getting better and stupider.

      I’m shocked that these idiots don’t realize that the IRS has your number… THAT number assigned to you with your address! Like d’uh.. don’t you think they will send the info to the rightful person?? Idiots. I do not envy remembering every place that has to be notified and info changes or guarded. Yikes!

    • #5229
      lyarrow
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      Points: 390

      @jcash I don’t get it either….how they think this will work! My employer also received a letter today verifying I was no longer employed with them and they obviously reported it as fraud also. Someone told me that last year, Kansas had 7 fraudulent unemployment cases and this year, they are at 45,000+.

    • #5237
      Veena
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      Points: 576

      What a pain! Hope you are able to address and resolve the matter without too much time and effort.

    • #5250
      VikkiHDF
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      Points: 403

      Apparently it’s rampant so while no consolation…..

      Vikki

    • #5253
      lyarrow
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      Points: 390

      the reports took less time than I anticipated so that was a silver lining! The first credit agency automatically sends the report to the other two. When I filed a report with FTC, they automatically file it with the IRS. And my credit card companies gave me a choice on whether to close the cards. Since there has been no activity on the cards, I chose to keep them open and will be checking activity multiple times daily for awhile.

      The event created an urge to stitch with silks and eat chocolate. The only chocolate I could find was chocolate icing. Being a dietitian, I limited myself to 2 tablespoons, lol, but it was enough to release the endorphins. And I do not have to limit myself on the silks so……..I will spend the evening stitching! 🙂

    • #5256
      Jcash
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      Points: 784

      What a pain but glad the reporting didn’t take as long or be as difficult as I imagined. I hope that is not because it has gotten so rampant as Vikki says.
      It’s that extra money. $600 extra a week is just too much for them to pass up. I thought it was per month/ but hubby said no.. it’s per week!! $2400 is too much to blow it off I guess.

      PS: I keep 2 things always. Plain Hershey bar milk chocolate and a small bag of individually wrapped Rolo’s. Choc and caramel…. 🥰

    • #5268
      ggggaea
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      Points: 221

      I’m sorry you have to deal with this and great you’re on top of it so quickly, not to mention a perfect plan of attack!

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