you have to be on top of this

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  1. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    Just wanted to share this with my fellow addicts

    recently, I have had someone try to open an amazon prime account and a credit card through amazon. I caught the prime account and cancelled it immediately. The credit card app took my by surprise becaus e they use my old address as well. so someone has breaked amazon security. just a heads up on this

    FWIW I have always locke dmy credit with all 3 credit agencies. It is a free service. Of course that means when I apply for car loans, mortgages...I have to pay $10 to each to open the account for a specified amount of time. BUT the peace of mind I have knowing NO ONE can just apply for credit or loans in my name (or my mrs name) is priceless.

    heads up. protect yourself or get reamed!!!
     
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  2. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    good advice, better safe than headached
     
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  3. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    thanks Scaramouche. just trying to help my fellow addicts avoid problems. IF your credit is hit. itis VERY hard to undo the problems caused
     
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  4. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    We're lucky in GA. It only costs $3 to unfreeze and/or refreeze.
     
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  5. bobo3020

    bobo3020 Well-Known Member

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    Jul 31, 2014
    Didn’t know locking was an option... very good info!
     
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  6. HOTCHKIS

    HOTCHKIS NRA Life Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Good info. How would I go about doing this ?
     
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  7. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    even better
     
  8. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    we us ethe internet but you can call each company Equifax,transunion and experian. request a freeze on your account. I believe there is also a package of info they can mail to you or point you in the right direction that explains the process and how to go about unlocking your credit when needed

    you will NOT be sorry you did it
     
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  9. Coolsound

    Coolsound Well-Known Member

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    Aug 17, 2018
    Yep... Freeze our credit after the Equifax's data breach.
     
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  10. Dallas Knight

    Dallas Knight Max Otto von Stierlitz

    Jun 22, 2015
    Generally, you can request your credit be locked online. Otherwise, here are some phone numbers I had handy.
    Experian 1-888-397-3742
    TransUnion 800-916-8800 or 800-680-7289
    Equifax 1-866-349-5191 or 800-685-1111
    Innovis 800-540-2505
     
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  11. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Who'd a thunk it from the title I was expecting a pic from the girls and guns thread. :p
     
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  12. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    TTT foiled again
     
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  13. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    I just run all my cc’s up buying guns and ruin my credit so no one including me can use it:o.o:


    All kidding aside I’ve had freezes on my credit for about 20 years now. Long story but it has saved me a lot of headaches over the years.
     
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  14. HOTCHKIS

    HOTCHKIS NRA Life Member

    Apr 21, 2013
  15. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015

    thanks
     
  16. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    hoping I helped my fellow addicts--you are welcome
     
  17. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    tried the 1st way but it cost too much...prefer option 2 these days
     
  18. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    always good to be on top of them too ;)
     
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  19. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    dbags @Amazon claim to have great security...yet someone(insider ) was able to sign me up for prime(no agreement signed ..nothing to make me aware of this until it was opened) and someone trie dt o open a cc from amazon prime. I informed them their security is a ghost and they might want to take it more seriously( or face a class action suit by those of us who are the victims of their denial)
     

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