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Practical Stuff for Church Leaders

Identity Theft

Over the past few days, I've found out that someone knows a lot about me.

  • They opened an account on Ebay using my credit card number.
  • They bought some gold using my credit card through PayPal.
  • They started a website using my credit card to pay the fee for hosting.
  • They know my social security number.
  • They know who my mortgage is with and how much I pay monthly.
  • They purchased and received my entire credit history from Equifax, using my credit card to pay the fee.

It seems like there are better things I could be doing with my time besides spending hours on the phone with vendors and financial institutions.