No, I’m not saying that you’re walking around town with a steal me sign on your handbag, purse or wallet but this type of theft is a common crime, not just in the United States, but worldwide. Also, you may lose your wallet on your own, like I did a few years ago, only to get a call from a police officer a couple days later who told me that a criminal had found it and was driving around with my wallet in his car. Due to that lucky traffic stop, I did not become a victim of identity theft, but millions of Americans are not so lucky so it’s best to be prepared.
Keep your social security number safe. Don’t carry your social security card replacement around with you or any other card that has your number on it. Don’t use your number on checks or bills that can be stolen.
Keep your kid’s social security card(and yours too!) under lock and key in your house. Preferably, keep all private information in a file folder and store it in a fire-proof box. Keep the safe hidden in a closet. Anyone breaking into your house will most likely be looking for cash or small items they can fence easily. They will not be looking for documents.
Small photo albums of your family are definitely an item to carry in your purse. Showing off pictures of my children and my beautiful grandchildren social security card replacement are necessary.
The cost of a US passport isn’t too terrible. The passport will last for ten years, so the price is reasonable. As for what that price is, it comes to ninety seven dollars total and this includes shipping. However, if you would like to have your passport rushed then expect to pay an extra sixty dollars. So that brings your grand total to one hundred fifty seven dollars.
Tip: tell your child again and again not to give out any personal information in emails, especially to someone they met online. Do not allow your minor child to send any pictures of themselves to people you have not met.
When did they get the account? Well they got the account in June of 2006. So, they report to the credit bureau that this account was OPENED with them in June of 2006. My new friend/s GUESS WHAT has just happened? Happy Landings Collection Agency has just added (3) years to your credit prison sentence and this derogatory item is now on your credit report for (10) years. Fair? NOT AT ALL. What can be done? Without any knowledge or what to do about it, or how to find it, NOTHING. BUT, if you understand everything that you have read so far, you can notify the credit bureaus and the furnisher of information that the account is AGED and Federal Law prohibits that.
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