What’s the worst that could happen ?

I might have been phished into giving out my social security number. I know there are lots of bad things scammers can do with your social, but are there any things they could do that I couldn’t just file a fraud report for and have it taken off my credit report ?

The content was posted by Benny2098 on 2021-10-05 21:03:38 via reddit

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  1. What’s the worst that could happen? -> They could find out who you are and where you live, and then they could come and kill you.

    What’s most likely to happen? -> Nothing at all.

  2. teratical says:

    Almost everyone’s social security number is available in scammer circles after all these data breaches, so you’re probably not in a much different position than you were already in. Except that you now have a bad guy specifically intending to use it for something (who know what?).

    The key is to freeze your credit at all of the bureaus and keep it frozen for good so they can’t open accounts in your name. This is true for everyone, because everyone’s social security number is already out there. Get frozen before you get burned! Take it from someone who got burned.

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