As you may see from the history of my questions, my ex-wife is a financial disaster. Forever out of money, forever on the edge of crisis, forever not wanting to hold down a normal 9-5 job. But show her an "opportunity of a lifetime" or a get rich quick scam and she's all over it. And she's too old to learn otherwise.
I found out the other day that she created a bank account with my son's SSN and in his name. My son is 17 years old. This in itself is not bad since it is unlikely to ruin his credit score/history. But I know what's coming next - she'll try to create credit card accounts in his name and SSN, and then not just not pay. I know this because she continually tried to do this with my name and SSN.
- How was she able to create a bank account without my son present? He was unaware (unless he's covering for mom, but I doubt it) of the new account.
- What can I do to prevent her from creating either bank or credit card accounts?
- Is she legally allowed to open accounts in minor's name (bank or credit)?
This is in USA.