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Some one has my social security number, what can I do?

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I just want to protect

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I just do not some one to take my income from social security.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 10 months ago
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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Unfortunately, identity theft is an epidemic.

The steps you should take are:

1. Contact one of the three major credit reporting agencies--Equifax, Experian, or Experian.

2. Report the theft of your Social Security number to the IRS.

3. Report the theft of your Social Security number to the Federal Trade Commission.

4. File a police report with your local police.

The following links contain additional information (including websites and phone numbers) to report the theft:

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/what-to-do-ssn-stolen,news-18742.html

https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10064.pdf

Please let me know if you have any other questions, and I will be happy to help.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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Social Security Expert: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 10 months ago

Just following up with you to see if you have any other questions. If so, please let me know so I can continue to help you.

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