At a certain well-known West Coast department store, I went shopping for shoes. The store clerk told me that if I had an account there (I did, but don't use it much) I could reserve a pair that would soon be on sale. He asked me for the last five digits of my SS number. I protested, asking if my account would be enough. No, he wanted the last five digits -- he changed it to six. I said no thanks and walked off. I don't need the shoes that badly. The clerk said if I called in my order I'd be asked for the digits anyhow. The whole thing sounded fishy.
What do you do when dealing with utility companies? They always ask you when you call them.
SSAN theft and misuse is massively rampant. 12-50 Million illegals are using stolen SSANs or have applied for taxpayer identification numbers (requirements are very loose).
If anyone here believes that the SSA doesn’t keep track of EVERY dual/multiple use numbers you had better watch your step - you probably will end up buying the Brooklyn Bridge soon. OF COURSE the SSA knows; they track who/where/from etc for every multiple-use number. Why? They get money from each use! They keep track, they keep them separate, and they can easily parse out the real number owner’s contributions.....they, SSA are thieves and dissemblers.
The Software program for this scheme would be done by any first-year college student - likely a whole lot of teenagers, too.
Your government lies to, cheats you and only wants the money and power.