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Registered: ‎09-02-2011
possible ID theft in progress new inquiry

I received an alert the other day about a new inquiry on my credit reports.  I checked it out and apparently someone tried to apply for a cell phone account with Consumer Cellular. I did not do this so after i called consumer celluar and told them, i initiated a dispute, which came back verified. I called Consumer Cellular again explaining this and although no new account was granted with my info, someone did try to open an account. I am quite concerned about this. I just placed a fraud alert on EQ. but will this affect my tax refund or anything else? what are the disadvantages of a fraud alert?


3/07/12 EQ 600 10/02/12 EQ 688
08/13/12 TU(walmart) 653
09/12/12 EX(plus) 655