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Old 07-25-2012, 11:56 AM   #3
Newbiesaukee
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Unfortunately, it is a common occurrence. I had my identity stolen several years ago. The short story is that someone opened an account at FreeCreditReport.com using my SS number and established an identity using security questions referring to the Lakes Region, so I know the theft occurred here. This is ironic as I am a resident of South Florida, the fraud capital of the world. Two years ago, unrelated to the identity theft described above, someone fraudulently filed my Federal Income Tax online and stole my refund.

I should add, I have always shredded documents and am quite careful in these areas. In my opinion, theft of SS numbers occurs largely as a result of ones SS # being the same as Medicare number which is needed in any interaction with the medical system.

It is a tough world out there, the Lakes Region provides no immunity.
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