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So today I went to pay a credit card that I do not use anymore.

All of a sudden I discovered that someone not only stole one credit card but they also stole my other one from the same bank. Multiple transactions in Florida.

 

The Strange thing is they paid the bill and changed the address and phone number on my account. It kind of seems like the bank made the mistake. Because why would they put an address down and a phone number, but not lock me out of the account?

 

Then there is the strange matter of them paying huge amounts of the bill. I have had these accounts for multiple years now. They spent thousands, but also paid thousands as well. Maybe they did not have credit so they are using it like a real credit card now?

 

Either way, I found them on Facebook and messaged them. Even cruised around their neighborhood on Google Earth. Not to shabby, but the house is Salmon color, which may be normal in Floriday.

 

Wish Me luck!



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I don't get why you didn't call the cops on them straight away. I probably would've done that the moment I found their identity, and I also don't get why you're trying to message them, are you doing that to find out their reasoning? If so you are a much greater person than I am.



That sucks. I heard of a person having their identity stolen by someone but not realizing it for years til he went to buy a house. The loan people told him he already had a house and a !oan for it. Turns out the person who stole his identity bought a house and kept paying all of the bills associated with the house with their own money for years. The theft just wanted to buy a house but couldn't with their credit score.

Anyway, you should talk to the cops.



Be careful, just because it has an address etc doesn't necessarily mean that the person doing it lives there, they could simply have access to the mail there or even access to intercept the mail and deliveries before they arrive there. The ONLY thing for you to do is ring the bank and police, do not message them under any circumstances, all you are doing is alerting them to the fact they need to move on to the next person.

There can be lots of benefits for them to keep you account open and the bill being paid. e.g. using it for black market purchases, using it as a method to authenticate themselves as legitimate to other banks or authorities. When it gets discovered they can just vanish leaving the authorities with fake addresses and names.



Why would you contact criminals lol?



 

 

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Here's hoping they burn in hell.



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Kirin_gaming said:

I don't get why you didn't call the cops on them straight away. I probably would've done that the moment I found their identity, and I also don't get why you're trying to message them, are you doing that to find out their reasoning? If so you are a much greater person than I am.

Calls my the police will do nothing. In America you just report it to the credit company and get a new card. They will handle it.



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Nice try, Spurgeonryan identity stealers! We’re not falling for this fake post!



spurgeonryan said: 

Either way, I found them on Facebook and messaged them. Even cruised around their neighborhood on Google Earth. Not to shabby, but the house is Salmon color, which may be normal in Floriday.

 

Wish Me luck!

IDK why, but that had me cracking up. 



TheLastStarFighter said:
Nice try, Spurgeonryan identity stealers! We’re not falling for this fake post!

Lol, they would suck at stealing identities if they have at used it to hack this site. Probably why I lost all my messages.



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