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+ - Equifax refuses to activate fraud alert

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wonko
wonko writes "I recently lost my wallet. There's a good chance it was stolen. Inside the wallet were my driver license, several credit cards and my social security card, which was there because I was starting a new job the next morning. I filed a fraud alert, but Equifax refused to activate the alert, which comes very close to violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act and leaves me open to identity theft.

I'm in a unique situation. Equifax claims they won't activate the fraud alert until I send them proof of my identity and current address; however, since I just moved, the address they have on record is my old address, and I can't prove I live there because I don't live there anymore. I also can't send them a copy of my social security card or driver license because I haven't received the replacements yet.

Have other Slashdotters had similar experiences with any of the big credit reporting agencies? What advice do you have that might help me convince Equifax to activate the fraud alert so I'm not wide open to identity theft?"
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+ - Ardour 2.0 Released!

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mtaht
mtaht writes "After two years of heavy development, the Ardour digital audio workstation has just been released for Linux (x86,x86_64,PPC) and Mac (x86,ppc). Ardour 2 can record, mix, and playback hundreds of channels of audio, supports hundreds of plugins, and sports a far more flexible and intuitive user interface. Is open source audio software ready to compete with Protools?"

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