Post # 1
So my wedding was just a month ago, and everything was great before and day of. The ice machine at the venue was broken, so the coordinator said that she would mail me a check for a partial refund. Great, didn’t bother me day of.
Today I recieved the check in the mail. In the envelope with the check was the email the coordinator sent to someone else (accounting I assume) that requested the refund for myself and another renter from that weekend. In the email, both my and the other renter’s full names, addresses, social security numbers (still not sure how she got this, I did not provide it), phone number, email address, and full credit card info were included. I assume that the other renter recieved this personal information as well, and that scares the pants off me! Darling Husband and I are trying to buy our first home in the next few months and any credit blips are going to screw us over. I cannot believe that the venue would do this and I am so hot right now over it.
I don’t even know where to start with this. I am planning on calling my bank in the morning to have my credit card frozen and the number changed, but what do I do about the social? I have never been in this situation before, I am usually super careful. The fact that a professional did this makes me so mad. What do I do bees??
Post # 3
@missapis: Definitely call the person that did it, and let her / him have it. Talk to a supervisor if necessary.
You can keep an eye on your credit report to see if there is any change in activity. In fact, you are entitled to a free credit report each year. Google it. I remember equifax being one reporter of 3, but I don’t recall the other 2 off hand.
Post # 4
You can actually call Equifax and other credit bureaus directly and give them a heads up that your personal information has been disclosed to unknow third parties. They will flag you and let you know if anything is reported that is new and perhaps false infromation.
Post # 5
Wow! I would be pissed! How unprofessional!!
Post # 7
O_O That is completely idiotic. How could someone miss that?
Post # 8
What! Yah I’d be mad too!
Post # 9
I would call and let them have it.
Post # 10
Wow. I would lose. My. Shit. How incredibly irresponsible. I would call to complain, directly to the offender, also let them know you will be making a complaint at the management level. I would want reassurance that they will be covering any expenses you have to incur as a result of this as identity theft can be really expensive to deal with. If they won’t cover expenses I would threaten to sue if you end up having any costs or issues related to this. Seriously how can people be so boneheaded!
Post # 11
I would be super pissed too, but realistically, you have the same level of info on the other perso you they have on you. You are both unlikely to use it. Call/email the other person and get a vibe for them. If they are unresponsive, then you can worry, but most likely they’ll be like “OMG I KNOW I was so pissed too,” you can sleep well at night, and both can shred the document.
Put the fraud alert on your credit (or whatever it is called so nothing new can be opened without them calling you) so you can rest easy. But I bet nothing will come of this.
Doesn’t mean you shouldn’t rip the venue a new one. I’d be scathing (probably in a very simple way and cc’ing the other person and the boss), but reality is nothing bad is likely to happen (since you have their info too), and you’re only stressing yourseperson worrying about what you can’t undo. This info was sent to someone who is most likely local and has just as much to lose as you. It’s probably not going to fall into the hands of an identity thief.
Post # 12
Also, auto correct on the iPhone on the bee is the worst.
Post # 13
Who the fuck makes that kind of mistake.
I mean really.
I would throw a bitch fit.
I normally handle issues very calmly…but my social security number?
Oh fuck that.
Post # 14
that is so careless. this is unacceptable. i hope they have a good explanation for this.
Post # 15
What they did is totally unacceptable! Keep a close eye on your credit.
Post # 16
Oh wow. It was all just annoying stuff until… social security number?! NOT okay.