A scammer has my SSN. What now?

I stupidly gave a scammer my SSN because they pretended to be a legit company that actually exists and I was applying for the job. Yeah, it was a scam and now they have my SSN my name and my driver's license with an un-updated home address (My new driver's license was sent to me a few weeks later). The thing is I'm only 18 and I don't have any credit cards so how am I supposed to freeze credit that I don't have? Am I just supposed to wait until one day I find out that my credit was used and that it's messed up for life? I've already contacted the Social Security Administration but they mainly told me to " Contact the fraud units of the three major credit-reporting bureaus." But I don't have any credit.

I need help.

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  • 1 month ago
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    You "freeze your credit" exactly the same way as if you do have credit, because "freezing" means to prevent the use of the SSN to get credit. Freezing a person's credit has nothing to do with any credit that the person already has.

    To freeze it

    "Contact each of the nationwide credit bureaus:

    "Equifax

    Equifax.com/personal/credit-report-services

    800-685-1111

    "Experian

    Experian.com/help

    888-EXPERIAN (888-397-3742)

    "Transunion

    TransUnion.com/credit-help

    888-909-8872

    "You'll need to supply your name, address, date of birth, Social Security number and other personal information.

    "After receiving your freeze request, each credit bureau will provide you with a unique PIN (personal identification number) or password. Keep the PIN or password in a safe place. You will need it if you choose to lift the freeze."

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