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Re: Dealing w/ an unscrupulous father

Credit card companies:  Set-up a password with them.  get a PO box and/or have them e-mail the statements to you.

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Re: Dealing w/ an unscrupulous father

What I would do is,

 

* Get a PO Box and use it.

* Put freezes on your credit reports.

* Sign up for credit monitoring service. (USAA has the best value for such service).

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Hurry up and move out you poor thing Smiley SadGood  luck


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Re: Dealing w/ an unscrupulous father

Have similar situation w family member. You cannot be too paranoid. Our problem is that even if we make police report and dispute charges, (successfully), this has gone on for years and other than making police report neither LE no the credit card companies and banks will do anything to pursue. If you have ever let him use credit card for anthing, cancel it immediately. It is amazing to me how much people are able to do online (open bank accounts using your nane as co signer, for example, w no repercussions. Using just a soc sec, dob and address of other person to make them a joint account holder. Good luck!
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While I understand family is family, but if you persue them for ID theft I can assure you, it would be hard founded they would attempt it again with some one else for several years to come.

 

ID theft is a major crime nowadays, the biggest fault of the system is it is usually performed by someone we know and 65% of the time it is a family member and we do not persue charges. If the system worked better the State would actually still pick up the charges and persue them for you, but it is not considered a high priority as in 90% of consumers this happens to just pay the bill not to have family member get into trouble.

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JM-AM wrote:

While I understand family is family, but if you persue them for ID theft I can assure you, it would be hard founded they would attempt it again with some one else for several years to come.

 

ID theft is a major crime nowadays, the biggest fault of the system is it is usually performed by someone we know and 65% of the time it is a family member and we do not persue charges. If the system worked better the State would actually still pick up the charges and persue them for you, but it is not considered a high priority as in 90% of consumers this happens to just pay the bill not to have family member get into trouble.


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I have this on most all of my accounts, mainly my primary money account has a verbal password. ModCut After watching my little sister walk into a BofA and walk out with cash from my account. i ended that **bleep** right then and there. It was a dare, she claimed she could do it and i didnt believe her. well her DL has my last name and they bought the im his wife routine. my little sister is a doll she would never steal from me it was a one time thing but afterward i have put extra security in place. you can guard EVERYTHING with extra security even your bank account your credit accounts everything , add extra verbal passwords and use only phrases you would know.

 

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