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I think I've been scamed from this address: ***@******.***

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I think I've been scamed from this address: ***@******.*** I gave my social security number, passwords license #. I thought it was from Bank of America. What do I do to stop this asap?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
The first things you need to do is file a complaint with the FBI internet computer crime center, http://www.ic3.gov and also to your state attorney general about the internet fraud and potential identity theft.
Second, because these scammers go through anonymous email servers and anonymous email addresses, you going at them directly is going to be virtually impossible, but cancelling your card was the first step, as you are protected against fraud by the terms of the credit card contract. However, you also need to monitor your credit report, which you can do by going to (http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0155-free-credit-reports).
Additionally, you need to have some added protection since they have your SSN (the SSA will not change your SSN until it has actually been used in identity theft I am afraid), is you are going to have to use a service such as LifeLock (http://www.lifelock.com/dm/signup-searchbdg/?promocodehide=GOOGSEARCH35&gclid=CNvrz8yA1sYCFRYbgQodsl4GBw) to prevent anyone from opening any new accounts under your name which can cause you financial havoc and can cost you much more money than the cost of the life lock service.
These are your recourses based on the information you have provided to us.

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