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Old 09-10-2017, 01:33 PM
 
Location: SW US
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I stopped giving out my SS# to medical places many years ago. There's no law nor any other legal requirement for you to do so.
And how do you get Medicare to pay without providing that information?
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:10 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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And how do you get Medicare to pay without providing that information?
Medicare has it and doesn't share it though it is on the card I guess, although, I don't use straight medicare so my current provider doesn't see it.
I don't WILLINGLY give it out to anyone.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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I have up-to-date copies of my credit reports and I put fraud alerts on them.
Also put additional activity alerts on the credit cards.

Finally got through to my monitoring service to see if it had an additional levels of service. I'm already with their 'premiere' level. So that's status quo.

But I just got a no unusual activity update just last week.And given that the hackers have had the info for months already, I am encouraged -- a little bit. (WE are the ones who are just finding out)

Don't forget to be alert come tax return time.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:13 PM
 
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Anyone else having trouble putting a freeze on your Experian report? I was able to do freezes for my husband and myself with Equifax and Transunion without a problem. Then I was able to do one for myself with Experian, but when I tried to do one for my husband, it said something to the effect of "unable to identify you with the information given" and I have to either mail them some documents or upload them to a website. This is the same information I gave the other 2 credit reporting agencies. I am not too excited about mailing or uploading a copy of a government ID, which is mandatory, according to the instructions Experian gave! Then that document will reside somewhere on their servers, waiting for the next hacker to get them. Ugh.

I will try again tomorrow, but curious if others are having problems with Experian. I couldn't even retrieve a credit report for him; got the same type of message.
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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Anyone else having trouble putting a freeze on your Experian report? I was able to do freezes for my husband and myself with Equifax and Transunion without a problem. Then I was able to do one for myself with Experian, but when I tried to do one for my husband, it said something to the effect of "unable to identify you with the information given" and I have to either mail them some documents or upload them to a website. This is the same information I gave the other 2 credit reporting agencies. I am not too excited about mailing or uploading a copy of a government ID, which is mandatory, according to the instructions Experian gave! Then that document will reside somewhere on their servers, waiting for the next hacker to get them. Ugh.

I will try again tomorrow, but curious if others are having problems with Experian. I couldn't even retrieve a credit report for him; got the same type of message.
I had the exact same problem with trying to freeze on Equifax yesterday. And then I requested a credit report from them and they refused unless I send them copies of a lot of documents.

My thought: this is a ploy (or scam if you wish) on their part to do as little as possible, minimize their exposure, or whatever.

I'm glad I don't work there. I bet Equifax is in total chaos and meltdown today.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Straddling two worlds
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I had the exact same problem with trying to freeze on Equifax yesterday. And then I requested a credit report from them and they refused unless I send them copies of a lot of documents.

My thought: this is a ploy (or scam if you wish) on their part to do as little as possible, minimize their exposure, or whatever.

I'm glad I don't work there. I bet Equifax is in total chaos and meltdown today.
I couldn't get into Experian either.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:21 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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My wife just downloaded her equifax credit report.

It was dated Sep 12, 2017 what do you think India?

In case you are reading this later, it is September 11
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:55 AM
 
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"Glad" to see I am not the only one having these problems. Not really "glad", of course. I did manage to retrieve my own credit report from Experian (after being able to freeze it yesterday), and they don't even give you an option to download it as a pdf (Transunion does). You have to either print the screen or convert it to a pdf yourself. When I made it into a pdf, it took forever and now loads very slowly when I read the pdf. What the hey? THESE are the people entrusted with our most private data?

I haven't yet tried again to get my husband's Experian report frozen.

Definitely worried about potential for someone to file a fraudulent tax return. Among all the other worries this hack has caused.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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Three of Equifax's senior executives sold nearly $1.8 million worth of stock just days after the hack was discovered, but, of course, well before it was announced. The company says that the executives "had no knowledge" of the hack. Bullhockey.


Somebody needs to go to jail over this.
Exactly!! I am just sick of this kind of crap going on!!
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:08 AM
 
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Apparently, Equifax is backing away from its requirement that you enter credit card information before signing up for its "free" credit monitoring: In Reversal, Equifax Says It Won't Charge Hack Victims For 'Free' Service | HuffPost

I am not planning to sign up for anything offered by Equifax or the other 2 companies. Why should any of us trust any of them after this gigantic exposure of data?
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