What should you do if you're (almost) a victim of identity theft?
November 23, 2011 3:01 PM Subscribe
I think I was (almost) a victim of identity theft. What should I do next?
posted by gertzedek to law & government (2 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I received an SMS from AT&T last week saying the authorized user of my account had changed. I haven't made any changes to my account, so I called them immediately.
The AT&T customer rep said someone called pretending to be me, gave them my name and the last four digits of my social security number and added someone else to the account (he gave me the name that was added) with the ability to make changes to that account. When I said those changes were not authorized by me, he removed the user from the account and asked me to add a PIN code for security. He said he would keep an eye on the account for any activity and call me later. He did call me later, and reported someone tried to access the account again, but was blocked by the PIN code
I am unsure what to do next. The AT&T customer rep didn't (or couldn't) say anything about reporting this. Should I involve the authorities? If yes, who?