This type of fraud is called Synthetic ID Fraud. Synthetic ID Fraud occurs when your Social Security Number is stolen to create a new fictional person. Under this new alias, thieves can open credit cards, apply for loans, and even commit crimes while going undetected. Luckily, Public Records Monitoring can help protect you against this common fraud.
Public Records Monitoring provides you with an initial report that lists all addresses, names and aliases from the past 5 years that are associated with your Social Security Number. The report will allow you to see if an identity thief has already used your Social Security Number under another name or identity. Your information will then be monitored monthly and you will receive an alert if your information changes or is updated with any new information.