NWR – I think my identity was compromised. Now what? And how do I build credit?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Find out who had that phone number before you.  Cell phone companies recycle the phone numbers so you might be getting people calling for the person who had the number before you.  If this is the case the calls should die down eventually.  In addition it’s not uncommon for people who know they are going to fault on their accounts to put down a random number (in this case it just happens to be yours) so that they won’t receive the collections calls.  In both cases your identity has most likely not been stolen, you’re the victim of inconsiderate douchbags.  

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I often get calls from a collections agency looking for someone who I assume owned my phone number previously. Its annoying, as once or twice a month I have to spend 10 minutes on a call explaining that I am not the person they are looking for. I also  get drunken calls from this person’s aunt, and texts froma gent identifying himself as “Clintorus” a few times a year. I’ve had this number for 5 years. You would think they would  all get the hint after a while… apparently not

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@lil_possum:  Clintorus? Is this person a male escort?

Post # 6
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274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

@distracts:  Lol, no idea. Usually he’s letting me know he intends to purchase “rounds” and let him know if I want any

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@renwoman:  Aaaagh! I have a Tracfone that used to belong to some guy who MUST be in debtor’s prison by now–I get 2-5 phone calls a DAY from collection agencies looking for this guy!

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