Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sometimes integrity is hard to find!

My sewing machine has been quite for such a long time. Life around here has just gotten crazy. On top of the usual business stuff there has been the broken car, my cold, dealing with cell phone companies, and the latest, someone trying to steal my husband's identity. 

Our son lost his wallet a couple of weeks ago and the person who found it not only took the money but decided to take advantage of the information provided in the wallet - namely, my husband's ssn from our son's dependent's military ID card. As soon as we discovered the wallet was missing (within a couple of hours) we realized that the ID card was in it and husband got a credit report from the three credit bureaus. 

Nothing much happened for about one and a half weeks and then Tuesday morning he discovered that someone had requested a $5K check from one of our credit cards to be sent to our street address (not our mailing address which is a PO Box). The request was made on Sunday so it hadn't arrived yet so we are having our mail held at the post office and we removed the mail box from the bottom of the driveway. So far, it hasn't gotten here but since the credit card company was notified and stopped payment on the check we should be ok. 

So all our credit cards have been cut up and will be reissued with new numbers and passwords, the banks have been notified and we are working to do everything else that you are supposed to do in these situations. 

The worst thing about this is that since we know the wallet was either lost at our little post office or at the bottom of our driveway, it is likely that whoever this person is, they live in our small community!

2 comments:

Knitted Gems said...

Oh, I'm so sorry that you have to deal with this. Good for you to catch it so quickly. I hope everything turns out OK.

ROZ said...

Wow, what a mess. I went and froze all my credit at all three credit bureaus a year or two ago. I can do that as I'm not planning to buy a car or get more credit cards in the near future. I hope that the police arrest that criminal who did that to you. Someone once forged checks on my account, and the bank had to give me back all the money, as they had no business cashing those phony things. It was a big headache.