Do you ever get concerned about any of your personal identity being stolen? Have you ever had any of your personal identity be stolen? Sadly, I can answer yes to both, which is why I became immensely worried recently when I received a phone call from a CVS pharmacy in my sister’s neck of the woods down in South Carolina, letting me know my prescription was ready for pick up.
In the past six years, I have had my credit card stolen twice, both from hacked gas pumps here locally. I’ve also had my social security number stolen as well, where illegal tax returns in the thousands were filed against it two years in a row. In both cases, I felt so very powerless, helpless, violated and vulnerable during the battles I had to go through to prove my innocence and gain my identity back.
With the credit card thefts, I had to watch my credit score drop immensely by several hundred points and it took me a good while to gain my normally excellent credit score back. For the social security theft, it took me two entire years to clear my name with both the federal and state and now must file with a pin every year to prove it’s me doing the filing.
It really is frustrating that there is so much darkness in this world that people regularly resort to stealing identities to make money. I have known of some who have done this during their dark moments of life. They have resorted to doing things like stealing loved one’s credit cards, social security numbers, and even personal checks, all to make a buck off of them.
I’m thankful I never stooped to that level during any of my addiction-laden years, but unfortunately, I still have had to experience what it feels like to be on the receiving end of this low vibrational behavior. But thankfully, it was never by anyone I knew, nor has it been something I haven’t been able to come back from. It still is really sad though that we all live in a world with such dishonesty these days, where people regularly strip others of their personal identities, solely out of selfishness and greed.
It’s my hope that karma does come back around one day for anyone who lives by this lower code in life, who steals other’s personal identities for monetary gain. But I at least can offer my thanks to God that I have rebounded from all the times I personally have been a victim of this.
Oh, and I’m also thankful that the CVS pharmacy issue ended up being something quite simple for once. It was actually a misdial on their part by one digit that led to me getting that worrisome phone call.
At least for now, I can breathe a sigh of personal identity relief…and pray that God continues to protect all of my personal identify in the future…
Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson