AT&T recently let someone open not 1 but 2 accounts using my wife’s identity. She has a 7 year alert on her account with the 3 major credit reporting services. Her name is flagged with AT&T not to let anyone open an account with her name, but they did anyway. I called to ask how this could happen, starting with customer service, then fraud department and then to their credit department. No one could give me an answer. One lady said that they call our home and said my wife OK the accounts. I called her a liar. Now we have been trying to close the accounts. This was the stupidest procedure I have every been through. We have to prove to AT&T who we are before we can close the accounts. It's funny that AT&T can mail us the bill to our address, see our address when we call but they can't take our word we are who we say we are when we try to do them a favour and close these accounts. To close these accounts you must fill out a fraud packet for each account. You must have proof of residence from 3 months prior. I don't know about you but I don't keep 3 and 4 month old Light and Gas bills. I just wish I could talk with a Supervisor from AT&T and ask them what the h%$l is going on with them.
The complaint has been investigated and resolved to the customer’s satisfaction.