Stores will often ask you to show your driver’s license (or other government-issued ID) when you return a purchase and then record your information along with information about the returned items to help identify patterns of return fraud or abuse. Read More
Tim recently discovered that he had been a victim of identity theft for quite some time. Through a phone call from Qwest Wireless' fraud department, he was informed that someone had been using his Social Security number, but they were not able to verify his city/zip and date of birth. Read More
Anna's Story: Furniture Store Tried to Take a Photo of Her Driver's License When She Tried to Pay by Check
Anna bought several pieces of furniture at a store. When she tried to pay by check, she was asked to show her driver's license. The clerk took her license and placed it on a pre-marked spot on the counter. She looked up and saw a camera on the ceiling. Read More
Leslie didn't keep up with the college from which she graduated and was surprised when the college's alumni association was able to locate her. Read More
Jake was recently traveling in Mexico. While parked outside a hotel, all his documents were stolen from his briefcase including his passport, checks for four checking accounts, 35 credit cards and his Social Security card. Read More
Brad is a sales agent and makes sales calls from his home. His company uses their employees' Social Security numbers as their company ID numbers. It's on their business cards. When the employees take a new order, their Social Security number appears on their customer's paperwork.