Today my aunt let me know that she tried to open a line of credit with a credit union she uses in the state she lives in (a different state than I live in). She told me my name came up and they started asking her about ten total questions, such as where I lived, etc. She said it sounded like they were looking for me. Even though I did live in her state over ten years ago, I have never even heard of the bank she's using, and aside from student loan debt, I have no other debt I'm aware of.
Do they have the right to do this? Additionally, could a private student loan company (I have a loan from a terrible company that I cosigned on) have something to do with this (even though they're a separate company) as a scare tactic?
Also checked my credit report; nothing fishy on there.
Very confused since her opening a line of credit has nothing to do with me, and can't call them yet since tomorrow's a holiday. But I've never even heard of a bank doing this.