Rex's Story: Army Retiree Became an Identity Theft Victim Through Illegitimate Military ID

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Rex retired from the Army in 1999. In July of last year, someone was able to get a military ID from Fort Bragg with his name and Social Security number. Using that ID and Rex's good credit history, that person was able to buy cars, motorcycles and open credit card and checking accounts. Rex never came in contact with this person, lost a credit card or was careless with his Social Security number. Nonetheless, he became a victim of identity theft and feels that the military simply didn't do a good job protecting his personal information and military records.