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Identity theft via UI benefits

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Djone27, Apr 7, 2021 at 7:04 PM.

  1. Apr 7, 2021 at 7:04 PM
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    Djone27

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    Anyone ever deal with someone filing for unemployment using your name? Got a letter alerting me to my UI benefits and application. Has my name and last 4 of my SSN. Going to call about it when they open up in the morning. Just trying to find out what else I may need to do. Checked Experian and Credit Karma already for new account being opened. Hope this is isolated to UI only.
     
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    I would be very proactive in locking down your credit at the three majors - Trans, Experian and Equifax. You can always unlock it later if needed. Might be free in your state - tell them you are subject of a credit breach.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2021 at 7:45 PM
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    Thanks for the tip. Froze Transunion and Equifax. Experian's site is down so can't lock it yet.
     
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    I use LifeLock. Helps prevent fucks like this from using my info
    U can also freeze ur credit with it so it can’t be ran
     
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    It seems to be a common thing now. In MD......a bunch of state employees and or various county teachers had the same thing happen to them.

    Was told to contact the big three credit folks and put a freeze on my credit so no one could open accounts in your name. Seems to be isolated to this UI scheme. So far nothing else being reported by those who have had fake UI claims filed by these losers. Seems to come back to fake phone numbers and or fake addresses. Some suggesting it is by overseas criminals. On the fence about steering folks to use the life lock stuff.

    Good luck!
     
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    The Patriot 1776

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    Me and 2 other guys in my dept got hit with this in the last couple weeks. City wide it’s in the dozens where I work. It’s out of fucking control right now! Gubmit estimates they’ll pay out $200 BILLION in fraud this year due to cv-19. So many are getting laid off that these people are hoping more just slip thru the crack. Do a credit freeze with all 3 credit reporting bureaus.
     
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    This happened to me and a bunch of people at my company. File fraud reports and issue a credit lock with all 3 bureaus. Contact the Unemployment division locally so they can deny the claims, in CO they will pay out the claims if there is no fraud report, so this is an important step. File a police report.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2021 at 12:55 PM
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    My neighbor got hit a month or so as well.

    The lady I spoke with at TWC (not the fraud dept; they have called back yet). Said the vast majority of their calls are for fraud reporting.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2021 at 2:42 PM
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    My wife got hit with it back in December. Even got a debit card from UI. Spent hours on phone trying to inform them of what happened. Even got sent a W-2 for tax filing purposes on it. Eventually got a corrected zero balance W-2 form. It i maddening. Our state (Ohio) got swamped with fraudulent UI claims. Took them some time to figure it all out. You can't be safe enough by not giving out your information these days. Crooks everywhere on computers!!
     

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