Something weird has been happening and I’m hoping someone here might be able to help me figure this out. A few weeks ago my wife received a magazine subscription that we did not order. The first name was my wife’s name and the last name was a bastardized spelling of our last name. I called the magazine to stop the subscription and asked them what address the bill was being sent to. They told me the bill was being sent to my address.
Just today my wife received a credit card denial notice from Discover. The name is the same that is on the magazine subscription. We called the credit card and they informed us that the SSN and date of birth used was not my wife’s. I’m confused…why would someone use the wrong information with a similar spelled name and my address to apply for credit. At first I thought this was an attempt at identity theft but it seems that someone trying to steal my wife’s identity would first change the address. Does anyone know if this is some sort of credit scam? This person obviously does not have my wife’s information and can’t even spell our last name correctly. If anyone is familiar with this type of thing I’d appreciate any information about this sort of thing.