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Privacy error/breach /on Experian site

By Terry Savage on June 17, 2024 | Credit/Debt

Hi Terry,
I am a long time listener to you on WGN radio & I have your books. When I was looking at my credit report I found under the identity monitor , privacy that someone has tried to identify them selves as a relative. I know who this person is, they are a neighbor’s nephew, not a relative of mine. What should I do about this? Their name has appeared in 8 search engines. They may have a job that allows him to do credit checks? I would appreciate any advice. Thank you so much

Terry Says

First, read this column and FREEZE your credit report!

Identity Theft – What To Do! – Terry Savage

Second, I would call 800-CALL-FBI and report this person as trying to steal your identity.  That’s a tough step — but instead of confronting the person directly (which could be dangerous) I would see if you can get the FBI to contact them instead of you!



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