So today I ordered two new cellphones. Rather pricey phones… but, hey, I just got a bonus at work, so what the heck.
To get the phones, I had to sign up for new service with Sprint. To get the new service, I had to give this company (Wirefly, a presumably reputable company that a friend of mine used a few weeks ago) my social security number.
Well, I checked on the status of the order this afternoon, and found that it had been cancelled. Um… what? So I called up the company.
I was told that my social security number belongs to someone else, according to whatever system they use to look this sort of thing up. What… the… hell?
But if I send them a photocopy of my SS card, we can get this all cleared up.
So… what the heck’s going on? Did someone use my social security number to get some phones previous to this? Is there any way I can figure out what’s going on? The company’s not much help- everyone there seems to have a very thick, if polite, Indian accent.