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can you see if someone is checking your credit
how can i check to see if my ex is checking on credit
or using my ssn

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Checking on the Ex checking on you...

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You can't really "see" if he/she is doing anything as you in terms of signing up for credit monitoring, because that doesn't show up under inquiries, sometimes. But you can see "inquiries" ANY time an application for credit  or other application types are done using your social. If you are concerned I would suggest calling each of the big three credit bureaus, Experian, Trans Union, and Equifax and placing an Identify Theft Credit Block on your file. It will help for a while. Look for "Inquiries" and make sure they are all you.

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I don't think there is any way for you to know if your "ex" can check the credit. You can check only hard enquiries made by financial institutions. The advice of putting a credit block (known as 'freezing' your credit) is an option, but then no financial co. would be able to check it and you won't get any new offers, etc. Instead of going that extreme, first just see whether your ex is really doing anything with it.

If you fear that your "ex" is using your SSN to apply for credit, the only way to be sure of it is by subscribing for a credit monitoring service. They are provided by all the credit bureaus and/or some of your credit card companies like AMEX and are very helpful. Monitor all your reports at one place and get email alerts the minute someone uses your information to apply for credit. If you notice any suspicious activity, then you can put a credit freeze (or anything else you want to do). This way, you would know for sure that credit freeze was done for good reasons.

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