My identity - she has been stolen!
Well I’ve been getting phone calls lately. And for privacy’s sake (even though obviously, mine has been violated ) I’ll use a faux name.
These phone calls have been debt collectors calling for Meagan “Maerat”.
My name is Meagan “Macrat”.
I’ve thought… thats odd! What an odd spelling of my last name! But I don’t have an account with verizon / bank of america. So being the naive 21 year old I am, I thought – this is just some other Meagan.
Yesterday I get a call from a Debt Collector asking for Meagan Maerat.. I say politely that it isn’t me and that I’ve gotten calls for her before. And then we chat for a while… turns out this sucker has my social security number and has racked up quite a bit of debt.
Long story short, I’ve been making a lot of phone calls trying to clear my credit. And today I realize.. They got “Maerat” because I write my cursive c’s like e’s. Ugh. I feel so violated.
Has anyone else been a victim of identity theft? I need a lot of tips / information. These low lives are living only thirty minutes away from me which makes me think they’re probably my past employers (after seeing my signature and social).
Please please, all help is very very much appreciated.