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Seriously.

Got a credit alert this morning about a change to my credit report. There was

a new "employment" record for "Homes for America" - a company I've never heard of.

Sounds like a construction company though, hence the "illegal alien" inference.

I'm going to place a fraud alert on my account, file a police report to

document the ID theft and file a fraud complaint with the FTC.

Any other suggestions?


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i'll be on the lookout for any non english speaking geckos. :thumbs:


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Seriously.

Got a credit alert this morning about a change to my credit report. There was

a new "employment" record for "Homes for America" - a company I've never heard of.

Sounds like a construction company though, hence the "illegal alien" inference.

I'm going to place a fraud alert on my account, file a police report to

document the ID theft and file a fraud complaint with the FTC.

Any other suggestions?

Make sure you pay income taxes on that $ from your new job.. if the illegal is having taxes taken out, it could be a windfall for you.whistling.gif

Seriously though..try

contacting them to see #######,

Homes For America

318 Sixth Street, Suite 2 | Annapolis, Maryland 21403

(410) 269-122210spacer.gif FAX (410) 269-1479


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Hope you can sort this all out... it's one of my worst nightmares!!!

Good luck.


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Make sure you review all your online password reset questions and change them to non-identifying answers.

For example, if you used "what is your mothers maiden name" - this info can be discovered as the ID fraud combs through your files now they are establishing that they are "you".

Having access to your ID is the stepping stone to more of your personal info, you would be surprised on how many banks/CC will give up this personal info when the ID fraud calls them and asks for more info (since they have access to parts of your ID via credit history or other data they initially used.).

Had a friend go through this - and he is still cleaning up the mess.


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

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That sucks!

Surely though, if it were an illegal alien using your ss# that would be the least worst case scenario? If it is that, the person is not interested in anything else but the number.

Organized identity theft for the purpose of CC and other financial fraud on the other hand? Nasty.


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Make sure you review all your online password reset questions and change them to non-identifying answers.

For example, if you used "what is your mothers maiden name" - this info can be discovered as the ID fraud combs through your files now they are establishing that they are "you".

Having access to your ID is the stepping stone to more of your personal info, you would be surprised on how many banks/CC will give up this personal info when the ID fraud calls them and asks for more info (since they have access to parts of your ID via credit history or other data they initially used.).

Had a friend go through this - and he is still cleaning up the mess.

I've always been puzzled about the adoption of these "security" questions as they actually make your account considerably less secure. I personally type in phony answers to these questions if I'm required to answer them.


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Surely though, if it were an illegal alien using your ss# that would be the least worst case scenario? If it is that, the person is not interested in anything else but the number.

The worst case scenario, as ScottThuy pointed out, is the tax liability for the "income" from this new "job".

Some insurance companies have identity theft as an endorsement on homeowners/rental policies. Might take a peek at your policy to see if you are covered.

Well, they haven't stolen any money or applied for credit... yet.


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This Homes for America? It's not a construction company as far as I can see. Maybe you can find out from the credit reporting agency whether this is the organization that just hired you and then contact them to ask what salary they're looking to pay you?

Yeah, I googled them too. The report actually says "Home for America", not "Homes ..." but so does the web page of the "Homes for America" link you posted (it says "© 2005 Home for America, Inc. All rights reserved." at the bottom of the page, so it could very well be the same company.)

grab your ankles & get comfy. this most likely is just the first of many mawilsons going to work in the US.

Thanks - LOL


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