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Old 10-19-2018, 07:30 AM
 
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Sounds like they broke federal privacy laws. Call the nearest US attorneys office and ask to file a complaint. If BoE gets sued by the Feds and the Feds win, you may be eligable for part of the fine or settlement.

Yep...correct!
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:55 AM
 
Location: The South
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Hi, Please hep I am so worried.
My mortgage lender, was supposed to send the conditional approval letter to the listing agent and the buyer agent. BUT he was supposed to black out any personal information. He did not do that, he sent it to everyone with my SSN on it. My problem is that this is supposed to be confidential info and not to be given to anyone. I am very scared of theft identity stories and I am usually very careful who I give my info to. This can have major consequences from that type anytime in the future and for the rest of my life.
The Lender said, yes it should have been blacked out but it is a "human error". Can I sue lender for breach of confidentiality (negligence) ? and what type of lawyer should I be searching for?
You need to go to this link and learn how to freeze your credit and do it.
https://clark.com/personal-finance-c...nd-thaw-guide/
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:45 AM
 
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They should, at the very least, provide you with identity theft protection for a minimum of 1 year through a company like Life Lock.
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:16 PM
 
Location: The South
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They should, at the very least, provide you with identity theft protection for a minimum of 1 year through a company like Life Lock.

The thing about the one year protection that is always offered is the folks that did the hacking know to wait one year before trying to establish accounts. This happened to my son. A little over one year after his data was stolen from a public utility and his free one year credit check/ID theft protection expired, he had several accounts opened in Calif. If you go ahead and freeze your credit, the thieves can't open new accounts and you won't need the protection plan they will try to sell you when the free one runs out.. Most of the plans like Life Lock just tell you you have been hacked.
https://clark.com/personal-finance-c...nd-thaw-guide/
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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A recent trip to the ER had me scrounging in my wallet for the new insurance cards, new Medicare number (remember the hoopla about everybody getting new Medicare numbers so SS #'s wouldn't be on them?)


Yeah, lady at check-in desk said not to bother. Nobody ever asked. I told one person we had new Medicare number and she said never mind she got it from the SS # which they already had.



I think we'd all be surprised to learn just how many people already have those numbers.
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:42 AM
 
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We have to blame ourselves for people having too much information
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: The South
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We have to blame ourselves for people having too much information
Equifax has all your info and I doubt you gave it to them. Oh , and about a year ago, they gave it all away.
Freeze your credit.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:16 PM
 
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We foze our credit on all 3 bureau's as soon as that option became availble, and have never had an issue. Its a nuissane to unfreeze it if we need to allow access, but we've gotten pretty good at it and the bureau's have streamlined the process.

WE have no debt, and wont ever need any, but even if you switch cell phone providers, they must have access to a report. We typicaly ask them which service they use and temporarily unfreeze that one only.
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