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Also, consider asking all three credit bureaus to put a fraud alert on your account... this will make it much more difficult for your mother to apply for credit on your behalf.

Yes, and don't wait. Your mother knows your name, your SSN, and likely your driver's license number. With all that she could open additional lines of credit in your name - including credit cards. And if you just recently moved, she could possibly get credit card offers in the mail - addressed to you.

It's a real shame your family doesn't realize your mother needs help. I think it's a safe bet that she will try this again, so make sure you aren't a possible target anymore. Sounds like you really have your act together, so my guess is that in a few years, you won't need to worry about what she owes you...so I would weigh the cost to family harmony and your own happiness vs. suing your mom (as another poster suggested).

Best wishes,
Jeff

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