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It seems my SS# has been used fraudulently and I am trying

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It seems my SS# ***** been used fraudulently and I am trying to find out the steps to take to how it was used and how to clear the misuse up.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

File a Police Report. Then go to the local office of Social Security Administration and file a report. Click here for contact information:

https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

https://www.ssa.gov/agency/contact/

File complaint with FTC, this would generate Identity Theft Affidavit.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft

https://www.identitytheft.gov/

Also contact all three major credit Reporting Agencies (Experian, Equifax, and Transunion) to put a security freeze on your account. With this you would be notified if someone tries to apply for credit using your information.

http://www.experian.com/consumer/security_freeze.html

http://www.equifax.com/help/credit-freeze/en_cp

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs

You also need to contact Credit Reporting Agencies to request a free copy of your credit report so that you can review the reports and then dispute any fraudulent information on the reports. Click on the link below to get a free report from each of the major Credit Reporting Agencies:

https://www.annualcreditreport.com/requestReport/landingPage.action

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