Skip to comments.(50,000) Social security numbers printed on back of Banner Health magazine
Posted on 02/28/2014 10:50:31 AM PST by aimhigh
Banner Health says an internal error has caused 50,000 copies of its 'Smart and Healthy' magazine to be delivered with social security numbers printed above the recipient's address.
"On the back of it, where the address is, is my name and my social security number for everybody to see." said Barbara Schaer, one of the 50,000 people throughout Maricopa and Pinal Counties that received the magazine. . . .
The hospital system says all affected will received an apology letter in the mail which also includes one year of free credit monitoring services. Those letters will be mailed out in the next week.
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No need to try and protect them anymore. geesh
One year? How generous.
I’ll bet nobody thought to look. Who would suspect that this string of numbers on a label means anything?
If one looks into their wayback machine and examines the annals of the congresscitter-ional digest, I believe one can find the promises of the (sleazy, lying, slimy) dim-bulb-crats PROMISING that the SSN number would only be used for social security and NEVER for identification.
They lie, they cheat, they steal, they boink innocent women, they are scum, they are slime...and sooner or later we will have to look into professional liberal rodent exterminators.
That was going to be my comment: why do they have them anyway?
I refuse to give mine unless under extreme duress.
My Dr. office refuses to do my blood work without my ssn...when I told them it was illegal to use an ssn for identification they claimed it was for “tracking” but would not take just any 9digit number offered. One can only conclude it IS for identification.
I am now looking for another lab...
This is just the start of their gouging us until they OWN us. Or think they do...
True but there is no reason for them to even have your SSN.
The bought their list from a government agency.
See, it would’ve been OK if they’d printed “Not to be used for identification purposes.” at the bottom....
I’m wondering if a person couldn’t make up a phony SSN for everything but official i.e. IRS purposes?
At least if someone said your SSN didn’t match their records, you’d know the gummint sold it to them, which they shouldn’t be doing.
In about 1992 I saw my doc and they wanted my SS...I wouldn’t give it to them....was referred to a specialist for a procedure which I needed...and, I show up, and Voila! the Specialists office HAS MY SS#....they’ve GOT your number...or can get it elsewhere.
Same thing happened with a credit card I applied for. Didn't supply it (required information), card came through anyway.
Anytime you are asked for your SS number, ask them what job are they offering you.
NOBODY needs your number for any reason except employment!
What kind of moron gives their SS# to a magazine company?
I have done that in the past. Only drawback was that I wasn’t smart enough to keep remembering what numbers I used...
But I have done so and probably will play around and come up with some 9digit number to get what I want.
“Those letters will be mailed out in the next week.”
With SSNs plainly visible, no doubt! Idiots.
It says right there on it:
NOT TO BE USED FOR IDENTIFCATION PURPOSES
Yup...employment, banking and unemployment...its a short list.
See My Post 18
Sounds to me like the magazine was sent out to all the people involved in the hospital system-—no subscription required.
My original one from the 60s also says, “Not for Identification”.
The one I got to replace it when I thought I’d lost it in 2007 does not say that.
This also reminds when Sacramento put water meters into houses and said they were never going to use it to charge for water usage and of course you know what happened.
Just like the seat-belt law that said they could only ticket you if they had stopped you for something else, they assured everyone they wouldn’t stop you for not wearing one and now we have Click it or Ticket and we’ll taize you and kill your dog and stop resisting!
Well, the president’s wasn’t.
Which # card are You talking about?
This is just the beginning.
I’d have thought they would at least offer an extra year free on the magazine subscription. :)