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Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law
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MY AND MY WIFE'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS WERE ON A US TAX

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MY AND MY WIFE'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS WERE ON A US TAX RETURN IN A BRIEFCASE WHICH WAS STOLEN ABOUT A WEEK AGO. WHAT SHOULD WE DO? WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD WE TAKE? WILL WE HAVE TO CHANGE OUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS? ARE OUR CREDIT CARDS' SECURITY AT RISK?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 10 months ago.
MY AND MY WIFE'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS WERE ON A US TAX RETURN IN A BRIEFCASE WHICH WAS STOLEN ABOUT A WEEK AGO. WHAT SHOULD WE DO? Response 1: You need to file a Police Report for the missing briefcase and for the contents in the briefcase. You need to notify your credit card companies if your credit numbers were exposed. Contact all credit reporting bureaus to put a freeze/fraud alert on your account. WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD WE TAKE? Response 2: See my previous response. WILL WE HAVE TO CHANGE OUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS? ARE OUR CREDIT CARDS' SECURITY AT RISK? Response 3: You would not have to change your Social Security Numbers. For more information, click on the link below: https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3789/Can-I-change-my-Social-Security-number Kindly give a positive rating to my response so that I can receive credit for responding to your post. There is no additional cost to you for doing this. Thank you for your cooperation.