Ok, so this is me asking all of you. My social security number isn’t “working”—what should I do?
Example #1: I just got paid for an ad contract. I decided that I’m going to take the money out month by month, so I wanted to open a PayPal Money Market Fund. All well and good, but when I enter my birth date and SSN…doesn’t work. It says “unable to process. please try again.”
So I fired off a request for assistance, we’ll see what I get.
Second, I signed up with Lending Club to get referral links. I try to enter the same thing there and they’re also not able to process it.
What do I do now? I have no proof that my identity has been stolen…but then again I’m having trouble with annualcreditreport.com. Augh. I don’t even know what’s going on with my life.
Yes, the SSA knows my new name. I did that a while back. I have a card.
It’s not like my birth date and SSN changed. And I know they’re the right numbers…something I’ve known forever. I have an identity but am unable to use it. It’s not like I’ve got another one just lying around! *cry of extreme frustration*
Ideas? Thoughts? Where do I start?
Update, I just signed up with freecreditreport.com. Why? Because it’s actually worth $14.95 to me to get all this straightened out. And they have customer service. And the first month is free, so I can at least see if things get straightened out in that period. Annual credit report is less easy to work with. We’ll see how it goes. Had the same problems signing up, but then I notified customer service. If I don’t get an e-mail back by 2:30pm tomorrow (when I get home from work) I’ll call their help center.