Letter from Social Security re Fraudulent Claim

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chessknt
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Re: Letter from Social Security re Fraudulent Claim

Post by chessknt » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:53 pm

I live the paranoid responses trying to conceive how this could possibly be a scam and assuming that the federal government is infallible in its record keeping and communication.

WillRetire
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Re: Letter from Social Security re Fraudulent Claim

Post by WillRetire » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:50 am

Small Law Survivor wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:33 pm
WillRetire wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:38 pm
If you haven't already, register for online access to www.ssa.gov
This gives you online access to your SSA account, whether or not you started benefits. It gives you access to your (future) benefit letter, which you can generate any time. It will also help you determine whether someone else has registered for online access to your information (=ID theft).
Is this different than the "myssa.gov" site?
I don't get there via "myssa.gov"... Here's how I get there:
URL: https://www.ssa.gov/

Upper right corner, click SIGN IN/UP
On left side of page, click box for "my Social Security"
This takes you to another ssa.gov page where you can register or sign in.

crit
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Re: Letter from Social Security re Fraudulent Claim

Post by crit » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:34 pm

No, it's cat-related, but I do own my fair share of bikes.

neilpilot
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Re: Letter from Social Security re Fraudulent Claim

Post by neilpilot » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:06 am

crit wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:08 pm
I think you only need to unlock Equifax. We're about to do this for one of us, so I'll report back if that is incorrect. But I'd much rather pay $10 than go to the SSA office (which just tells you that the opportunity cost of the unlock fee is correctly priced).
The unlock fee is state dependent. Here in TN there's no fee.

InvisibleAerobar
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Re: Letter from Social Security re Fraudulent Claim

Post by InvisibleAerobar » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:36 pm

Just wanted everyone know that only the lifting of Equifax freeze is required in order to create an account. I just created an account after temporarily lifting the freeze (1 day lifting of freeze is sufficient)

Equifax has waived fees for creating or lifting credit freeze until Jan 31. May be the time to do a temporary lifting of credit freeze.

boglesmind
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Re: Letter from Social Security re Fraudulent Claim

Post by boglesmind » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:54 pm

WillRetire wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:50 am
Small Law Survivor wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:33 pm
WillRetire wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:38 pm
If you haven't already, register for online access to www.ssa.gov
This gives you online access to your SSA account, whether or not you started benefits. It gives you access to your (future) benefit letter, which you can generate any time. It will also help you determine whether someone else has registered for online access to your information (=ID theft).
Is this different than the "myssa.gov" site?
I don't get there via "myssa.gov"... Here's how I get there:
URL: https://www.ssa.gov/

Upper right corner, click SIGN IN/UP
On left side of page, click box for "my Social Security"
This takes you to another ssa.gov page where you can register or sign in.
Please see the article Social security benefits hacked: A cautionary tale by a CPA about his personal experience. Apparently it is not enough to sign up for "my Social Security"

Boglesmind

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