An unknown woman is using my social security number. I found this out at a bank when I tried to open a checking account there. The bank refused to open a checking account for me because they didn’t believe I was who I said I was because of this woman who is using my social security number. It’s a big mess. I have to notify the police and the three credit bureaus. And also my bank and my credit card company. I have to keep an eye on my bank and credit card and credit bureau statements. And I have to get ID theft insurance.
In the meantime, I have to tell my Avon customers that I can only receive checks for payment because my present bank is too far away to deposit cash into and I don’t have a car and I can’t drive and I know no one near who can take me to the bank every two weeks.