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Old 03-19-2009, 02:03 PM
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Hello Everyone;

I recently posted a thread on our buying house expereince, while that was chapter in itself, there is another one that has recently opened up. Allow me to elaborate;

When you buy a house ( as most know) lender sets up an arrangment with Title company. You actually pay for the expenses and title company carries out the work. So as part of the paper work, this title company was assigned to put together, they sent me a copy of the whole deal for my records. Now, the person who was handling the package at title company, sent it to the address on my driver license. Happens to be that right next day from the date of closing, I left this place an moved into my house. So when the package arrived via Fedex, their was no-one their to claim, so the Fedex guy left it on the door step. After more than a week, the title company contacted me via phone asking about why I haven't signed up those documents and sent back. Surprised I asked about when they sent and to what place? that's when we discovered that the package was delievered to wrong place. So I asked them to ask Fedex to go fetch the package and send it to my new address. So now Fedex reported, that the package is gone! ... I contacted apartment office and no-one turned in such package. I called back the title company and informed them about all this and complained about loss of personal information. I asked them to pay for identity protection program, which they have refused.

So my question is what legal course do I have to ensure they pay for my ID protection. I am really furstrated with the way these people do work. Instead of accepting negligence they are refuting my greivance. I have never hired a lawyer nor has taken anyone to court, but feel cheated.
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To safeguard your own identity try to use any identity protection program, i do not work for or i am nto trying to do sales here, but i have used Bank of americas program and i used it for like 1 year it was pretty good. They alert you if there is any fradulent transaction like if any one tries to open a credit card or something with ur ssn number etc...

I would strongly suggest you do that and keep monitoring your reports.

I have seen so many other programs on TV about identity theft prevention software, services etc... sign up for something to be on safe side.

i also remember seeing something which rhymes with id lock or something, the CEO of that company displays his SSN number on all boards etc... i dont remember which one.

Just google for identity theft prevention programs and you should see lots.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:33 PM
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Hello Everyone;

I recently posted a thread on our buying house expereince, while that was chapter in itself, there is another one that has recently opened up. Allow me to elaborate;

When you buy a house ( as most know) lender sets up an arrangment with Title company. You actually pay for the expenses and title company carries out the work. So as part of the paper work, this title company was assigned to put together, they sent me a copy of the whole deal for my records. Now, the person who was handling the package at title company, sent it to the address on my driver license. Happens to be that right next day from the date of closing, I left this place an moved into my house. So when the package arrived via Fedex, their was no-one their to claim, so the Fedex guy left it on the door step. After more than a week, the title company contacted me via phone asking about why I haven't signed up those documents and sent back. Surprised I asked about when they sent and to what place? that's when we discovered that the package was delievered to wrong place. So I asked them to ask Fedex to go fetch the package and send it to my new address. So now Fedex reported, that the package is gone! ... I contacted apartment office and no-one turned in such package. I called back the title company and informed them about all this and complained about loss of personal information. I asked them to pay for identity protection program, which they have refused.

So my question is what legal course do I have to ensure they pay for my ID protection. I am really furstrated with the way these people do work. Instead of accepting negligence they are refuting my greivance. I have never hired a lawyer nor has taken anyone to court, but feel cheated.
I understand your frustration, however, legally you do not have a case against the Closing Company. If they had sent it to a completely different address, it was another story. Since your driver's license showed your old address, the court will not find them at fault. Check your contract to see if there is any provision that states the mailing method of such important documents. Usually it should require signature upon delivery if not return receipt, but if nothing is mentioned in the contract, unfortunately you do not have a case.
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Here are things that you can do to protect your ID. My id was stolen about 7-8 years back and ever since I have been extremely careful

- Call all three agencies(Equifax, Transunion and Experion) and put a HOLD on all new accounts being opened in your name. Say your information was lost in mail and you think there is a possibility of ID theft. You can also put a freeze for your account, with the option to open based on calling your cell phone or home phone
- If you have Citibank Master Card, they offer ID protection program for 1 agency for $6.95 per month...there are other Credit card and banks that offer for $12/month for all three agencies. In my opinion 1 agency update is good enough
-Call the police and register a case, as soon as you find somebody has stolen your id
- have alerts in your bank account to show deduction or auto withdrawals of more than $500
- Shred all personal and financial documents that state SSN, DOB, and any other personal details
- Beware of a Id security protection agency scams from companies that show SSN can never be stolen. The CEO who adverstised that this is my SSN and you cannot steal it...his own id was stolen later
- get rid of all cards that you do not use. if there were credit card details in the package, call credit card company and ask them to re-issue new cards with new numbers


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