Friday, November 14, 2014
Identity Theft at the USCF
Then yesterday, November 13th, the troll sent an e-mail to the USCF requesting that my e-mail address and mailing address be changed again to his. And they made the same mistake! This time, I received an e-mail from the USCF notifying me that my personal information had been changed. Once again, I phoned the USCF and got them to reverse their error. By the end of the day, I received another e-mail from the USCF advising that my ID number had been locked, meaning that in the future my personal information can be changed only if I contact them directly by phone; or, in other words, no more trolling!
Apparently the identity thief wants a membership card from the USCF with my name and ID number on it so that he can pretend to me at tournaments or pass himself off as a chess master to unsuspecting students. Tournament directors, beware! An impostor is on the loose.