I had a very odd day today. I went over to Tulsa and actually found an apartment for rent at a darn cheap price in what looked to be a half way normal neighborhood.
They were very anal about financial data...they wanted a copy of my 1099...which is an irs form for people working as privated contractors. I operated in 07 as a private contractor so FRED.... wouldn't have to pay worker comp insurance...or pay matching funds and all that stuff. But thats another story for another day.
Anyway... the wanted a copy of the 1099 for verification of past wages and they wanted my drivers liscense number and social security number to do a.....BACKGROUND CHECK.....yeay whooopie. They had me sign a paper saying that i was not a convicted fellon or a sex offender... ok.
I get back this evening and find out from Fred that they called and asked him about some apartment that i supposedly rented in Omaha Nebraska in 1998? Well, thats not possible because i've been in NW Arkansas for the last 16 years. I am originally from omaha and did rent an apartment in 1990 or there about... which is a full 8 years before this supposed rental in 1998?
I got back here late so i will have to call the lady tomorrow and ask her what this is about? I don't know if its this supposed background check thing or some computer check they run in addition to the background check... who knows? But....whats buzzing through my head at this moment is a little bit of concern that somebody is using my information....or identiy to conduct their business with. I doubt that an illegal mexican could use my last name very successfully to tell you the truth....
but maybe not a mexican? Maybe its a qlitch in whatever system they are using? But supposedly what the lady at the apartment complex told Fred was that they used my name and social security number.... so that sounds like identity theift to me any day of the week???????
Willy....i would love to hear your opinion on this one!!!!! I'm sitting here thinking that i need to get a copy of my credit report and have a look at it. I've been in NW Arkansas for the last 16 years and have had essentially no credit activity whatsoever during that time....no checking account or credit cards...no debit cards...no gass cards...NADA nothing. NO STINKING OUTHOUSE EITHER!!!!!!
Oh well, my back porch...does that count? Hey, the rain washes it away eventually....
Just not when its a hot dry summer though...
Any opinions on this type of subject would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!