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Hello, I ave just encountered a case of identity theft, as far as I can tell anyways. A.T. & T. phone company who I have never done buisness with called me this morning about an account that I had with them. I told them I did not open the account, my first and last name with the correct spelling, my complete address and the last four numbers of my soicial. All of the information that I gave suposedly matched the account which they had open. The man who I spoke to from the Fraud department was trying to convince me to give out my full social number over the phone, I told them I would not give out this type of sensitive information over the phone with a company I have never done bussiness with, the man I spoke with said I was being incorropitive because of this. I told the man I was speaking with that I would sew if they did not shut down the account today or if they tried to hold me financially responsible for any of it. I would like to know if I wold have a legal case?
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Yes, you do. If it is not you, then you're not responsible. However, if they are not satisfied that it is indeed ID theft, they can charge and eventually they'll file suit, and then you'd have to show the Court that it was not you to nullify the charge. So I would try to work with them over the phone, but if they're being unreasonable, wait for the court to prove your case.

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