My ex wife has my social security number

Asked about 1 year ago - Dallas, TX

what can i do to protect myself because her or her new boyfriend may try to use it. we are seperated but not yet divorced

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  1. Mark Allen Land

    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Make sure you change your address. You can put a fraud alert on your credit agency files. You can also purchase one of the identify theft packages.

    Have you filed for divorce? If not, I would ASAP. In Texas, there is no "legal separation."

  2. Mikel Edward Lupisella

    Contributor Level 14


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Obviously, you are concerned but no one has a crystal ball and can predict what will happen.
    I would go to your local social security office to discuss the matter directly with them. You should also monitor your credit through the 3 major credit reporting companies. This can be a free report.
    If you really want to just avoid any issues and are that concerned about it, I would suggest talking with the local field office about changing your social security number.

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