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DMV told that I had a warrent for my arrest in Colorado

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I moved to the state of florida in 2001 and waited till 2003 to change my drivers license over. When I went to the dmv the told me I had a warrent for my arrest in the state of Colorado. I have never in my life been to Colorado. For 2 1/2 yrs. I had to call person after person in that state tryiong to fix this. they kept saying theres nothing they could do. I got so sick to my stomache and my hands started shaking everytime I had to make another call so I had to have my husband do it. after a yr. of my husband talking to the district attourney over there he finally threatened to sue. they finally started telling him what to do to fix the problem. but, the yrs. of stress i had to put up with and the last year of it I had been pregnant. i know don't give out my social and if it is needed for something i hand the person my card instead of saying it. i'm so afraid someone will over hear and i'll be going through this all over again.




trouble,
Keep your head up and eyes wide open I understand your pain and most of us have been arrested and learned our lessons just make sure next time that you don't give out your social or if you loose any form of identification that you report it right away and I am sorry to hear that you had to go through something like that but you are strong and you seem like you have a good head on your shoulders remeber never give up!

Sub: #1 posted on Sun, 10/09/2005 - 21:41

chmartinbaby06 chmartinbaby06

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trouble
i'm glad everythings alright now it makes me open my eyes i hand out my ss# like it was candy. this makes me think twice. a friend of mine years ago always said don't hand it out it was private information tell them you will give them a personal id # instead or in other words a password and as far as ulitilies and other companys they would have to accept that of course don't include your bank irs but you have the general jist of what i'm saying i should have took his advice 15 years ago when he told me guess i'm a slow learner

Sub: #2 posted on Mon, 10/10/2005 - 02:44

debbra47 debbra47

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Identity theft is on the rise these days and it's all due to the improper use of the social security number. Your social security number can be easily used by anyone who knows it and can open up new accounts in your name without your information.

Legislation has been sponsored by the Congress to restrict the use and display of the SSN. All the government and private entities are bound to follow it protecting the privacy of the individuals and reducing identity theft.

Thus, if the government is giving so much importance to the SSN, it is your prime responsibility to ensure legal safety of this number.

Sub: #3 posted on Mon, 10/10/2005 - 13:55

roxette roxette

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thank you all for responding to my topic. If anyone can learn from hearing what happened to me it's worth putting it out there. I don't ever want anyone to go through all the stress and hurt I went through. The worst part of all this was they don't know who the lady was who used my identity. So this lady is free to do it to someone else.

Sub: #4 posted on Mon, 10/10/2005 - 14:38

trouble96_2000 trouble96_2000

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trouble96

Have you filed complaints with the local police? This will be helpful because if later anyone tries to commit the same crime, your record in the police station will be helpful. If comparisons can bring out the person who has stolen your identity, you will be able to know the suspect some time later.

Sub: #5 posted on Mon, 10/10/2005 - 15:01

ben ben

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We talked to the police in Colorado over the phone and they said there's nothing they could do. When the women got pulled over all Colorado askes for is name, DOB, and address. so since there was no social given they said it gets attached to everyone with the name. I think it's bad when the police only ask for that information with no proof that it's you real name. The lady only the gave that information with no proof of her real identity.

Sub: #6 posted on Mon, 10/10/2005 - 15:49

trouble96_2000 trouble96_2000

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If you have not done so yet you should check the FTC web site for a book called When bad things happen to your good name, it is in the ID Theft section and has a insert about who to contact with the police issue. It would be a very good idea to activate a fraud alert on your credit report with all 3 credit reporting agencies. That will give you 2 free credit reports per year from each credit reporting agency.

Sub: #7 posted on Wed, 07/26/2006 - 06:51

Pammila Pammila

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I searched for the link

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/

Sub: #8 posted on Thu, 07/27/2006 - 16:57

IncredibleHelp IncredibleHelp

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I also had ID theft happen to me. I filled out too many applications at once, and my former roommate found my SSN. He went to open cellular accounts, bank accounts, get loans, etc. Now my credit is all messed up. Before anyone goes telling me to fill out a police report, I have already done so, and they cannot find him.

What is the next step?

Sub: #9 posted on Tue, 08/15/2006 - 18:13

andy andy

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You need to dispute all the charges that your roommate charged with the credit bureaus and put a 7 year identity theft alert on your credit report. If you can prove all this, you can go to the social security office and request a new number. You can get a new number if you have the sufficient proof.

Sub: #10 posted on Tue, 08/15/2006 - 18:26

Not so Lucky Not so Lucky

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