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Old 09-13-2017, 08:59 AM   #1
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This look like a very helpful tool to help prevent ID theft: It is a very detailed step-by-step approach to protecting your identity.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...wSQt5BGhI/edit
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VERY helpful - thank you!
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Thanks Dave, nice guideline!!
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Thanks Dave,

I used that same guide a couple of years ago after being shell shocked from the IRS Transcript hack. Helped calm my nerves back then.

At that time, I didn't do a credit report request and freeze on Innovis. Just finished that now. Was relatively painless and didn't require talking to a live person.
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This look like a very helpful tool to help prevent ID theft: It is a very detailed step-by-step approach to protecting your identity.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...wSQt5BGhI/edit
Are you the owner of this doc? If yes it'd be helpful to let everybody add edits, just an idea.
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That is a terrific document. Thanks!
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Wow. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.
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This look like a very helpful tool to help prevent ID theft: It is a very detailed step-by-step approach to protecting your identity.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...wSQt5BGhI/edit
OK fraud alert completed thanks Dave.
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As I understand it, my son received this from a fellow Googler and shared it with me. My role was as a member of the Pony Express or perhaps Dominoes delivery. I didn't make the pizza but it seems like I got it to your house on time.

Glad it is helpful.
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Are you the owner of this doc? If yes it'd be helpful to let everybody add edits, just an idea.
You can download it as a Word document and make edits to it.
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You can download it as a Word document and make edits to it.

I wanted for everyone's good
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Good information - thanks!
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This look like a very helpful tool to help prevent ID theft: It is a very detailed step-by-step approach to protecting your identity.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...wSQt5BGhI/edit
This is an interesting document with good advice, clearly prepared by someone with knowledge of the subject. Thanks for the link. Did you prepare this, or does anyone know the author?

This would make a great addition to our FAQ on identity theft, which I hope to update and make useful in the next couple of days.
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Funny, I could have sworn I saw that document before but maybe not.

Jogging my memory, when I experienced the IRS hack a couple of years ago, I went to the FTC site as guide:

https://www.identitytheft.gov/Steps
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This is an interesting document with good advice, clearly prepared by someone with knowledge of the subject. Thanks for the link. Did you prepare this, or does anyone know the author?

This would make a great addition to our FAQ on identity theft, which I hope to update and make useful in the next couple of days.
Thank you! 😁

I have no idea who put it together, but agree with your comments.
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:09 PM   #18
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Thanks for sharing this doc. I got stuck on step one. I visited the My Social Security site and it gave me an error message that it couldn't process my request. I got a similar error earlier today when I tried to freeze credit at one of the big 3 bureaus. Oy!!
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Thanks Dave! I found the TransUnion freeze link especially useful.
I now have placed a freeze on the big 3 for both myself and DW.
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Thank you for this list. I had already signed up for mySS and added credit freezes a couple of years as a result of previous posts on this board. I will follow through on other items and share this with my family! Love the sharing on this forum. It truly helped DH and I position ourselves for financial security and early retirement.
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