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My friend lost his ss card and it had his ss number on it .

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My friend lost his ss card and it had his ss number on it . How can he stop anyone from stealing his idenity?
Hello and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you.

You friend can contact each of the 3 credit bureaus and put a freeze on his account. That means that nobody would be able to obtain any credit in his name (including himself) for a few months. After a few months he'll want to lift the freeze but continue to monitor his credit report for any unusual activity, and file a dispute if there is any activity that is not his own. He would only be allowed to get a new SSN if his current SSN was actually used by an identity thief, and he was unable, as a good faith effort, to get his credit report cleaned up. So, it is too early at this point to try for a new SSN.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

what 3 credit bureaus do we notify?

Hi again.

The 3 credit bureaus are Experian, TransUnion and Equifax.

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Atlanta, GA 30374

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Chester, PA 19022

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Allen, TX 75013
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