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Capital One Fraud Question

TheTechieGuy
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Capital One Fraud Question

When I was a minor, a member of my family used my information to open up a Capital One card. Frustrating a few years later, but Capital One did their investigation and sent me a letter letting me know that they confirmed the account was fraudulent; I was not going to be held responsible; that I should keep this for my records, etc.

Fast forward 3 years later, I request a preapproval for an auto-loan—they don’t even look at my report. They send me a letter saying past delinquent obligations to Capital One prevented me from approval.

Am I just never going to do business with Capital One? Does anyone have any experience with this?
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RobertEG
Legendary Contributor

Re: Capital One Fraud Question

Did you ever follow the identity theft process under the FCRA, which permits block of the account from yur credit report with no involvement of the credtior?

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TheTechieGuy
New Member

Re: Capital One Fraud Question

Yes; I’ve sent the documents about a year ago. Capital One also notified me that they notified the three credit bureaus (and they did) to remove them.

The curious thing seems to be that they still have me liable for the account when I try to get a line with them—but don’t hold me financially responsible for it. Any thoughts or experience are appreciated.
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Benmarkley3
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Re: Capital One Fraud Question


@TheTechieGuywrote:
Yes; I’ve sent the documents about a year ago. Capital One also notified me that they notified the three credit bureaus (and they did) to remove them.

The curious thing seems to be that they still have me liable for the account when I try to get a line with them—but don’t hold me financially responsible for it. Any thoughts or experience are appreciated.

Departments often don’t talk with each other. So in this case it would be good to ask for a reconsideration. They don’t do reconsiderations normally. But sending a copy of the proof to the department could reverse the decision. It’s a hassle, I know. But big banks or any big business often have the problem of the left hand not knowing what the right hand has done. Someone obviously didn’t put info correct into the system somewhere along the line.



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Morphine
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Re: Capital One Fraud Question

Did you go for a preapproval or did you actually apply? Since the preapproval system is automated, your name might still be flagged in their system unknowlingly. If you apply - and are declined for that reason then I am sure it is possible to recon and provide the information. Its something that can very easily be proven.
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