This January I found out that my SSN was used to establish an Unemployment Claim in OH in 2020 as I received a 1099G for 2020. I filed an Identity Theft claim with ODJFS, OH State Dept, FTC.gov, AG OH, FBI.gov and the three major credit reporting agencies to lock my credit reports. The breach was with Equifax when several million credit files including SSN and full info was hacked and became available on the dark web. The Federal Trade Commission sued and won concessions from Equifax which can be investigated at FTC.gov/identitytheft. The FTC has an excellent web page where you can register and utilize a highly secure, dual encryption site for the five-step mitigation plan for remediating identity theft. I currently work under temporary third-party contract to ODJFS where I advise victims on mitigation procedures.
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