Credit Advice

Have a question? Have advice to share? The combined knowledge and experience of everyone in the Credit Karma community can help you. Enter your question or help others below to get started!

Question

Posted in Credit Cards
Profile Image

Question By
sariahmonee

0 Contributions
0 People Helped
identity theft.....
well let me start off by saying this i'm completely puzzled to the fact that i have recently turned 18 years old and i already have a bad credit report do to things i never had in my name that i never signed up for i have cars in my name also bank accounts that i was never previously old enough to open so i know for a fact i didn't open them but to make a long story short how do i go about reporting identity theft? who do i talk to about this situation?

Your Credit Scores Should Be Free. And Now They Are.

View your scores and reports anytime.

SIGN UP NOW
All Responses

Result 1-1 of 1Results per page: 5 | 10 | 25Page 1 of 1   Previous | Next
Top Contributor
7347 Contributions
3806 People Helped

Go to annualcreditreport.com and get copies of all three credit reports.  The credit bureaus all have on-line sites where you can dispute each and every wrong entry on your credit reports, which is what you should do.  Likely these are errors caused by someone entering a name incorrectly or transposing numbers on the Social Security entry.  You'll want to check all three accounts every year just tomake certain everything is YOURS.

And, please, keep your Social Security card locked in a safe place.  You only need to show the card a few times in your entire life, and will be given plenty of notice ahead of time.  That number is a gold mine to an ID thief and it's best to make it very difficult for one to gwet it. 

Result 1-1 of 1Results per page: 5 | 10 | 25Page 1 of 1   Previous | Next

Your Credit Scores Should Be Free. And Now They Are.

View your scores and reports anytime.

SIGN UP NOW

Reply to this Question

Write your response:
Enter Your Comments

The Credit Advice pages of the Site may contain messages submitted by users over whom Credit Karma has no control. Credit Karma cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any such messages. Some users may post messages that are misleading, untrue or offensive. You must bear all risk associated with your use of the Credit Advice pages and should not rely on messages in making (or refraining from making) any specific financial or other decisions.