09-28-2013 12:40 PM
09-28-2013 12:43 PM
09-28-2013 3:28 PM
I can't really reassure you too well because the story has suspicious elements (like asking for your mother's SSN and DOB). AT&T contracts third parties to sell door-to-door, so you were not dealing directly with AT&T employees in your encounter. The best advice I can give you for the future is never to give personal or financial information to someone that contacts you--only give it to someone that you contact. And by contact, I mean call a known number for a given business--not by responding to a link or phone number in an email, or in person to someone you do not know, or did not invite to your home. The salesman in your story placed the call, not you, so you don't really know who was on the other end. Since you did not actually establish an account (even if the D2D salesman was legitimate), I doubt that AT&T would have your information in their records, but you could try calling and asking. If by some chance they do, then it would suggest you were not just a victim of ID theft. Good luck--I hope all works out well for you.
09-28-2013 3:55 PM
09-28-2013 5:33 PM
I'm glad to hear your encouraging news--it doesn't guarantee against possible ID theft, but at least you know that AT&T got your information. I hope you sleep a bit better now.
10-01-2013 10:36 AM
I would still suggest that you keep an eye on your credit scores and check your credit cards for fraudulent activity during the coming year, just in case. If they were scammers, they still could have called AT&T in your stead and gotten that information entered for you.
I always tell door to door solitors the same thing, "I never give out information or donations to people I don't know." I'll go online or write to them directly if I consider them worthy. There are plenty of scammers. I'll call the local police to check up on them when they leave. Some of my neighbors have done the same thing, and the police have caught a few people and returned checks to neighbors that have gotten scammed.
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