Saturday, September 12, 2009
It could happen to you
From Fox 5:
A Brooklyn woman says that her credit and her life have been ruined all because of a case of mistaken identity.
Rachel Lindor says her financial life began to unravel in 2006 when she discovered that a default judgment had been entered against her because someone named "Raqul Lindor" owed thousands of dollars.
She thought that she could clear up the mess by explaining to the creditors and the collection agency that she was not "Raqul" -- but no one believed her.
She lost her financial aid at Penn State and had to drop out of school. The mess triggered a chain of events that have cost her an education and her financial well-being.