Somebody stole my identity to live in an apartment for 4 months?
December 7, 2010 11:08 AM Subscribe
So my name's been evicted from an apartment I've never lived in. And yet nothing appears on my credit report. What do I do?
posted by beardlace to Law & Government (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My lease is up on my current apartment in Arizona so I've been looking for a new place in a better location. I find one and do the background check dance.
The owner tells me the tenant background check shows I've been evicted from a place in a part of town I've never been and that this place want 840 dollars.
I immediately get my free annual credit report. There's nothing odd there. The bogus rental didn't inquire into me but my current apartment did when I first moved in.
So what do I do now? Go knock on the door at the mystery place? Report it with the FTC? File a police report? Somehow get a tenant background check on myself? Could this person be using my identity for stuff that's not on the credit report? I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by this unexpected turn of events.