Re: Credit Cards
That sucks, means that someone had enough personal info to apply on your wifes behalf. Doesn't take much. Then they probably were hoping to intercept the card. Last week a consumer protection lawyer that has testified for congress against credit card companies gave us an hour long presentation of a lot of this stuff. Also, last year I had a bunch of personal information stolen so I had my credit red flagged. It is a fairly simple process. Now whenever I apply for credit I have to answer a bunch of extra questions but I feel it is well worth the piece of mind. They just give you an extra list of 5-7 questions that are all multiple choice that include weird things from your past that most people wouldn't be able to answer. Things like: which HS did you graduate from, which road did you live on three years ago, etc. It takes a lot more than your address, SSN, and Phone number.