Liz Weston: I found out that my CPR number has been used fraudulently in another state for years. What now?
Liz Weston: I found out that my CPR number has been used fraudulently in another state for years.  What now?

Liz Weston: I found out that my CPR number has been used fraudulently in another state for years. What now?

Liz Weston, columnist for personal finance

Dear Liz: I volunteer for an organization that does background checks every two years. A recent check found that my name and CPR number were used in Texas from 2019 to 2021. I have never been to Texas. What can I do to find out how this happened and how to protect my CPR number? I have already frozen my account with the three major credit bureaus.

Reply: You may never know exactly how this happened, but you can come up with a qualified guess.

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