Crime victim (auto break-in) seeks advice (lost SSN, where to repair in SV)
September 20, 2009 4:03 PM Subscribe
Victim of auto break-in in Silicon Valley seeks advice about
a) compromise of my SSN (Social Security Number) and
b) reputable, affordable and speedy window-glass replacement for an old Toyota.
posted by Rash to Grab Bag (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A thief just stole my briefcase, getting no laptop (hah!) but only a bunch of paperwork for my classes (I'm a teacher).
a) Among that paperwork are timesheets with my SSN plainly labeled at the top. Should I be worried? What can/should I do about this besides checking my credit report ASAP (ie every four months?
b) 1991 Tercel; I have a trusted local mechanic but they don't do windows. Do I just bend over and submit to the dealer for a vehicle of this vintage, as any local shop will just be ordering the glass from them anyway? Or maybe you know a good place -- I'm in Sunnyvale. Thanks!
PS: Maybe I should just get the window myself, via car-part.com. I do have experience, but not on a Toyota - that was putting one-piece windows into an old VW beetle and I don't have any special Toyota tools.