Need help with multiple attempts to open a credit card in my name

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Postby dickey1331 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:15 pm

I dont have anything to help you out with but Im very interested to see what happens and wish you the best of luck.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:39 pm

Yeah I'm not sure how much help I've been either. At this point, I don't think legally anyone can do more for you than your attorney is doing. You probably need a shoulder though so hopefully you have one to help you.

It does kind of bother me to see how difficult it is to deal with this sort of thing in our system. You really have to fight to protect yourself and the law seems very reluctant at best to go after this sort of thing. In a way it's almost an invitation to people to do it. If a person has no scruples you can make a lot of money in the US system. (And yes you also can have scruples and do it, I'm just saying, crime does seem to pay if you do it smart and have no morals). I'd rather just make a living but an honest one. It does trouble me how little the law seems to care about this kind of thing.

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Postby JoDa » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:49 pm

Custody, child support, and etc. are always a pain. I wouldn't blame it so much on ***ism as an over-burdened system. Despite a fully amicable separation and divorce, with kids old enough to say where they wanted to live, it took my parents 10 years to finalize everything and I was *24* when my mom received the last child support payment for me...not because my dad was a deadbeat (while he had his faults, he never tried to skip out on his responsibility to support his kids and, honestly, probably shouldn't have had to pay past 18 because he made up the difference in just paying for what we needed when the orders were slow coming through), but because it just took that long for all the paperwork and payments to clear.

Prosecutions for identity theft/CC fraud are very rare. I once dropped my credit card in my neighborhood, and then stopped into a store I frequent a few hours later. They had "confiscated" my credit card from the person who picked it up and tried to use it because they recognized the card and name and knew it wasn't me, but there were already several other charges on the card. I filed a police report, and let the police know that there were eyewitnesses as well as video surveillance of the person who tried to use my card. They were happy to take the report, but the only contact I had beyond that was an email from the prosecutor letting me know they wouldn't be pursuing the case because it was only a misdemeanor. Nevertheless, just filing the report gets you the protection you need to keep your credit in tip-top shape.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:11 pm

That's ridiculous. So as long as someone steals from you and it's under a felony amount, it's basically "ok" as far as they are concerned? That's really what I'm talking about. They don't pursue this kind of crime. What about if someone mugs a liquor store of 50 bucks, why do they prosecute THAT then?

They basically give people the green light to do this kind of stealing then wonder why so much of it goes on. Like it's rocket science to figure that out.

Seriously if you have no moral scruples and are smart it's possible to make a lot of money. All you need is eBay and Paypal, and a credit card scanner and a few other tools. Why bother robbing convenience stores, this is way more lucrative and it's not likely you'll ever be prosecuted for it.

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