Has my SSN been stolen?
December 31, 2009 1:51 PM Subscribe
I think someone might have used my Social Security Number to claim citizenship, or at the very least may be accidentally using my SSN on their W2.
posted by XQUZYPHYR to Work & Money (5 answers total)
I had to refile for unemployment this morning, and the person at the Labor office informed me that under my SSN, I had about $7,000 of wages paid out over three quarters of 2008 from an LLC in New Jersey, a state I have neither lived nor worked in since 2004. Googling this LLC, I got only information about public approval for construction and an address, which on Google Maps appears to be a residential home. There is no phone number or non-mail contact to be found.
While I know little about this, my suspicion is that this may be a result of a private contractor hiring illegal labor or something similar, and using my SSN, perhaps just at random, for one the workers paid to do work on this particular home. Or perhaps it was a legal worker who typoed their SSN on a W-2. Regardless, because I am concerned about possible fraud, I certainly do not want to mail a letter to this address with any inquiries, as it would then link my name, address, and/or other contact information to my SSN.
I have already gotten a free credit report from Equifax which indicates no discrepancies or problems that I can tell. I do not think I am an outright victim of identity theft. But I am of course nervous and would like to get to the bottom of this.