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My name isXXXXX am a victim of idenity thief . Someone

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My name isXXXXX am a victim of idenity thief . Someone used my social security number to open online banking accounts in my name. They then had my direct deposit transfered to these accounts. They changed bank accounts when I had one account closed they opened another one . I had to go to social security ever month to make sure it was going into my account. When I confronted SS they said that maybe I opened the accounts and forgot about them. I have money in two banks that I can't get to. The other banks the money was withdrawn. I have a police report and idenity thief reports . It seems to me that since I never received the money they are still responsible for it. On my w2 form it is saying that I received all my payments which isn't true. Can you help
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

SS is nuts, they do whatever they can to avoid doing work. SS should actually be considering offering you a new SSN based on the identity theft of your SSN and use of the SSN in the frauds. You need to notify the credit bureaus of the identity theft as well so that they note it on your credit report to alert all creditors to double check any new account applications. If you have lost this money from theft it is a deduction on your income taxes. Unfortunately, this is the common run around people get in identity theft cases. SSA is responsible for handling the theft of your SSN and changing the number and also they should be assisting you in recovering your money that is in the accounts since it is really a SS fraud case for them taking your money.

Sadly, in these cases because SSA can be so lazy and uncooperative, they can force you to get a consumer protection law attorney to file an administrative appeal to SSA to force them to recover the money for you and to issue the new SSN to you because of the theft and also to sue the banks to recover the money in those accounts.

I am afraid that your legal recourses are now limited because of SSA laziness and you are going to have to take the banks to court and SSA to an administrative hearing if they will not work with you.



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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


What type of lawyer do I need

Thank you for your response.

You need a consumer protection law attorney, which you can find at the same sites used by other attorneys, http://www.martindale.com or http://www.lexmundi.com or http://www.hg.org.