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Priya719

Lost ssn on H1b

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I am currently on H1-B visa, and lost my Social security card in US, Contacted SSN office and have been told that I will receive only the replacement card. What are the consequences specially being on H1? 

Is there any possibility of criminal stuff by doing identity theft?

 

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No consequence.

And next time, guard the social security card better. Guard it like your most prized possession. Put it in a safe.

If some criminal gets a hold of your SSN, you could become a victim of identity theft. The SSN is the key to pretty much everything in the US.

Start by putting a credit freeze with the credit reporting companies. That way, nobody can apply for a credit card with your name and SSN, for example.

And in case you are wondering, yes, I have put a freeze with the credit reporting companies. While I haven't been a victim of identity theft, I have met people who were, and it is a nightmare to deal with that.

 

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Thanks for the info, I did put credit monitoring on my account through Equifax and Federal Credit monitoring.

Can you suggest what else I have to do in terms of being safe.

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