January 17, 2007 4:04 PM Subscribe
Is this identity theft, or some other form of fraud?
posted by StickyCarpet to Work & Money (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A week ago my (land line) phone in New York stopped working. Calls to the number received a disconnect message.
When I called Verizon they said someone had ordered that the phone be disconnected and the bills sent to 1005 East Gwinnett, Savannah, Georgia 30313.
That doesn't seem to be a valid address. The caller would have needed the full account number or other personal information to make this switch.
Why would anyone do this? (I can't think of anyone who would want to harass me.)