HOW TO: Get Through Having Your Identity Stolen
...regular Consumerist commenter trixare4kids sent us a great, well crafted email detailing her own experience having her identity stolen. Better yet, she wrote us a personalized How To for getting through an identity theft crisis.
I was the victim of Identity theft 5 years ago. In my case they got cell phones, bought furniture and TVís from "Rent to Own" got power and lights and a land line telephone all using my name and SSN. I had no idea until I had a bad mark show up on my credit report. This was four years ago. It took 100+ hours to clear up the mess and to this day it keeps coming back every once in awhile. HOW TO: Get Through Having Your Identity Stolen Consumerist via Bruce Schneier
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