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(50,000) Social security numbers printed on back of Banner Health magazine
CBS5AZ.com ^ | 02/27/2014 | Greg Argos

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at kpho.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: idtheft; ssn

1 posted on 02/28/2014 10:50:31 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

No need to try and protect them anymore. geesh


2 posted on 02/28/2014 10:54:43 AM PST by easternsky
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To: aimhigh

One year? How generous.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 10:54:45 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: aimhigh

I’ll bet nobody thought to look. Who would suspect that this string of numbers on a label means anything?


4 posted on 02/28/2014 10:55:22 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: aimhigh
Banner Health is a non-profit health system in the United States, based in Phoenix, Arizona. It operates 23 hospitals as well as specialized facilities. The health system is the 2nd largest employer in Arizona, only second to Walmart, employing more than 35,000.

From Wikipedia.

5 posted on 02/28/2014 10:56:10 AM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: aimhigh

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.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 10:59:06 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

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...


7 posted on 02/28/2014 11:08:28 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: proxy_user

True but there is no reason for them to even have your SSN.

The bought their list from a government agency.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 11:08:50 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: easternsky

See, it would’ve been OK if they’d printed “Not to be used for identification purposes.” at the bottom....


9 posted on 02/28/2014 11:14:25 AM PST by BikerJoe
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To: Adder

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.


10 posted on 02/28/2014 11:18:58 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Adder

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.


11 posted on 02/28/2014 11:19:41 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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12 posted on 02/28/2014 11:25:17 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: goodnesswins
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.

13 posted on 02/28/2014 11:26:23 AM PST by pa_dweller (Extremist tea-party-driven hostage-taking legislative arsonist without a life)
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To: Adder

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!


14 posted on 02/28/2014 11:31:56 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: aimhigh

What kind of moron gives their SS# to a magazine company?


15 posted on 02/28/2014 11:33:18 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: bigbob

I have done that in the past. Only drawback was that I wasn’t smart enough to keep remembering what numbers I used...

LOL

But I have done so and probably will play around and come up with some 9digit number to get what I want.


16 posted on 02/28/2014 11:35:17 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: aimhigh

“Those letters will be mailed out in the next week.”

With SSNs plainly visible, no doubt! Idiots.


17 posted on 02/28/2014 11:38:46 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Da Coyote
I have My ORIGINAL from the late 1960’s in My wallet.

It says right there on it:

NOT TO BE USED FOR IDENTIFCATION PURPOSES

18 posted on 02/28/2014 12:03:48 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Beagle8U

Yup...employment, banking and unemployment...its a short list.


19 posted on 02/28/2014 12:04:43 PM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: BikerJoe

See My Post 18


20 posted on 02/28/2014 12:05:59 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Slump Tester

Sounds to me like the magazine was sent out to all the people involved in the hospital system-—no subscription required.


21 posted on 02/28/2014 12:10:14 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: mabarker1

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.


22 posted on 02/28/2014 12:35:52 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: Lx

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!


23 posted on 02/28/2014 12:38:35 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: mabarker1

Well, the president’s wasn’t.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 12:44:07 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: justrepublican

Which # card are You talking about?


25 posted on 02/28/2014 1:15:25 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: aimhigh

This is just the beginning.

Scary stuff.

.


26 posted on 02/28/2014 1:17:19 PM PST by Mears
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To: 1rudeboy

I’d have thought they would at least offer an extra year free on the magazine subscription. :)


27 posted on 02/28/2014 1:24:25 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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