My son is 20, he (me) tried applying at Chase online for a credit card, it kept insisting that he already had a Chase account (he does not).
After many, many phone calls I finally got to talk to someone that knew what they were doing and it turns out that a business is using my son’s SSN as their EIN. Was told that this happens every once in awhile
I tried talking to the Social Security office and the very-unhelpful woman insisted that it was impossible (and insisted I was wrong) and that I would need to contact the IRS (?).
Any idea of who to contact about getting this straightened out? My fear is that down the road when he tries to do other financial business or purchase a home that this will cause problems.
I did create a “My Social Security” account for him (and my other two kids while I was at it), as well as freezing his SSN on the credit bureau sites.