Suffering From Unemployment Due To ID Theft
Started by ChaseATL , Dec 14 2013 10:56 AM
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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:56 AM
I resigned from my job as a security officer in 2012 due to complications from Celiac disease. Once I was able to fight through the depression, brain fog, and constant trips to the restroom, I was able to search for new employment. Needless to say that even with my skill-set, I was met with canceled interviews and multiple rejection letters, sometimes three in one day. After several days of the hamster wheel from HR departments, I asked for a background investigation. I discovered that there were females that were using my SSN and they all were on *my* background. Made it look as if *I* was using multiple identities. There's even a bad check on my Chexsystems report, which is strange because I NEVER order checks for any of my accounts!
Needless to say it's EXPENSIVE to clear my background. Law enforcement has done very little to assist me (surprise, surprise), even after I had filed ID Theft police reports. They did narrow it down to one female. What sad is that she's been at it since 2003. Her last arrest: 2013 for auto theft.
What pisses me off the most is that while I'm stuck in the dirt of unemployment due to no fault of my own, this thief is still on the loose, taking what everyone else has worked so hard for...and she is out again.
So what do you all recommend as a course of action? Could I take her to court? What would I need to do to prove my case? Do I even have one?
Posted Yesterday, 12:47 PM
You're free to pester the prosecutors about pursuing her. If you have police reports on this, I'm unsure why you cannot address the derog entries on your credit report with those.
"What pisses me off the most is that while I'm stuck in the dirt of unemployment due to no fault of my own..."
It's unclear that you've hammered out with these employers that this is the reason you were denied job offers (and offers or close to it would be the point at which I'd expect them to do credit/background checks and then produce to you the disclosure that X bad info was a reason they declined to consider/hire you v. long-term unemployment angle (if you offered to them that you weren't working for X period due to illness, that more than anything would be the reason they'd not hire you).
I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such http://www.examiner.com/article/traumatic-brain-injury-is-a-major-killer-of-youth (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation.
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