OWNZORED PART 4

All right this isn’t funny any more.

That package from Sprint PCS was a second phone that somebody was trying to add to my wireless account. This means it went beyond somebody getting my credit card number. This means somebody has been intercepting my mail, and probably has my SSN (or I don’t think they would have authorized the second phone).

This is full-on identity theft, and I have no fucking idea what to do next.

I am well and truly owned. There’s somebody out there who has my number, and is more than willing to use it to hurt me. And there’s nothing I can do about it other than just take it. I wish I had the knowledge and abitity to prevent this stuff from happening to me, but I am not 1337 enough to keep up with the bastards out there.

3 Responses to “OWNZORED PART 4”

  1. Dale Says:
    October 12th, 2002 at 8:02 am

    Yeah, it is best to advise the authorities at this point. Call the CA Privacy Office, they can probably help. Inform the Credit Agencies, etc.,. This can take awhile to work out. That link to from the CA Attorney General’s office seemed fairly informative.

  2. Daniel Dolinov Says:
    October 12th, 2002 at 8:03 am

    This is bad! Is it at all possible to change your SSN? I know that right now the answer is probably “no.” But if you could, that would go a long way to resolve the issue. I think what we need is legislation that would protect us from exactly this type of situation, and changing the SSN should be one of the ways to deal with it. I think that a letter to your local Congressman is in order to push this.

  3. Dale Says:
    October 12th, 2002 at 8:26 am

    As it a happens there are laws. ID theft has been recognized as a big problem by the law makers both at the state and federal level.

    http://www.privacy.ca.gov/identitytheft.htm

    That link has direction on what you can do if this happens to you. Has a bunch of links to various places to help with the problem. Unfortunately, it isn’t just automatic clearing your record, it takes work. First of all they recommend reporting it to your local police.