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Someone in is using my SS number and I live in Los Angeles

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someone in Virginia is using my SS number and I live in Los Angeles California
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 4 months ago.

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If you suspect that somebody is using your social security number, call the social security immediately, call the IRS and report potential identity theft and also contact all three credit reporting bureaus (Trans Union, Equifax and Experian) to put identity theft monitoring on your credit reports.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 4 months ago.

I see you read my respond. Do you have any questions? Is there anything else I can help you with today?

Identify theft skyrocketed in last couple of years and if somebody is already actively using your social security number (not just accidental typo) you need to act quickly to prevent further damage. And if it just one incident, it is still better to be safe than sorry.