My ex wife tried opening an account with Hughes Net, however, she did not qualify. The representative noticed my information was saved in their system from about 2-3 years ago when we were still married and she used my information (with my consent) to apply for their services even though we ended up going with another company. The representative went ahead and opened an account in my name, using my credit in order to not lose the sale. I was never contacted by Hughes Net so how could they open an account under a males name while a female is on the line? I have contacted Equifax and Hughes Net multiple times over the last few months and neither seem to want to help. Hughes Net blames Equifax and Equifax says they can't remove anything from the report until the company that reported the pull contacts them. I wrote a letter to Hughes Net and they sent me a letter back asking for my detailed information so they could take care of the issue. A few months have gone by and no reply so I decided to contact them again and now they claim they did not send me a letter and can't track anything in regards to my issue since I don't have an account with them.
First, it would be helpful to fill out a ID theft report with the FTC. Then you can formally dispute the hard inquiry from Hughes Net (and the account if it is on your credit) with Equifax. It sounds like something worth pursuing.
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