In July 2018 my phone number email and bank accounts were compromised. It started with Tmobile allowing for my phone number to be ported out to a different carrier which gave someone else access to my phone number which they then used to change passwords to my email and bank accounts. Just yesterday I got a phone call from a debt collector asking to make a payment for a loan I had out which I had never done myself and it so happens that it was opened during the time of the fraud in July. I asked the debt collector how the loan was opened and she said with my name address and other sensitive information such as my social security number. Can I sue Tmobile for being the beginning cause for this whole unnecessary headaches of identity fraud?
Yes a suit is possible but has so many hurdles such that it may not be viable.
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