Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Your Social Security Number is You and It's For Sale

If you obtain someone's Social Security Number you are in a position to learn all about that person, from job to address to list of bills paid and credit card payments. It is the key to identity theft.

So why can brokers sell anyone's Social Security Number for $35 to $45 dollars? There is no law against it, that's why. How much of a threat is this to your privacy and mine?

"No law prohibits the sale of Social Security numbers, but privacy experts and some government agencies have warned for years that the number is overused and under-protected."


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