ScamVictimsUnited.com

There is strength in numbers.

Scams in Today's News:


Bookmark and Share
It is currently Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:39 pm



All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: E-mail Hacked, now Passport Information taken!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:19 am
Posts: 2
Hey guys, so I really don't know what I should do about this and would greatly appreciate any input...

On March 5th I signed up through a government website to apply for my passport. Basically how that worked was I had to input all my personal information online (on the .gov website) where they would then e-mail you the paper application with all that information to print out and bring to a courthouse to apply for a passport.

So on March 9th I find that my Yahoo e-mail account has been accessed and hacked from someone in CA (I'm in FL). At first it was just a nuisance because they spam e-mailed everyone on my contacts list, BUT now that e-mail with all my personal information for my passport is missing! I know it was in my inbox, as I have accessed it once before, but now it's nowhere to be found (not in trash or spam either) I just noticed it was missing today when I went to finally print it out.

This application has personal information such as my SSN, birth date, family relations, etc.

Should I sign up for an identity theft service ASAP or are there other precautions I should also take?

Thanks to anyone who can help give some advice on this problem!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: E-mail Hacked, now Passport Information taken!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:08 pm 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:39 pm
Posts: 414
Location: Third Rock from the Sun
Quote:
Should I sign up for an identity theft service ASAP or are there other precautions I should also take?


Put a fraud alert on all three of your credit reports. If you want you can also sign up for an identity theft service. Best of luck to you.

_________________
NEVER send money

Media Reporter for ScamVictimsUnited.com

Google is your best online friend. Google everything.
http://www.google.com/

For Romance Love scams
http://romancelovescams.mysubdn.com/forum/index.php


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: E-mail Hacked, now Passport Information taken!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:19 am
Posts: 2
Thanks! Appreciate the feedback


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: E-mail Hacked, now Passport Information taken!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:01 pm 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:39 pm
Posts: 414
Location: Third Rock from the Sun
You are so welcome

_________________
NEVER send money

Media Reporter for ScamVictimsUnited.com

Google is your best online friend. Google everything.
http://www.google.com/

For Romance Love scams
http://romancelovescams.mysubdn.com/forum/index.php


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 



All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Untitled document



Disclaimers, Message Board Guidelines and Privacy Policy   

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group