The SSN was issued as a retirement account number, and on the card it was clearly marked “not for identification.” (I have my original card.) Today it is the universal identification number and is used for hundreds of purposes other than the original.
It is given to credit bureaus without our consent, where a complete dossier is created, all under the SSN.
The SSN is a number without the slightest control. There is not even a check digit, an elementary protection against the transposition of numbers. Nothing. It has enough digits to theoretically handle 1 billion numbers. (But people die, and new ones are born.)
This is a huge problem, and no doubt the problem will become the justification for new, totalitarian measures that will make us wish they hadn’t “solved” the problem.
Some Mexican guy who crosses our southern border illegally and works for cash has more freedom than most Americans.
I think when the smoke clears and a year down the line when some stolen ID events lead back to Equifax...there’s going to be a tobacco-like law suit against Equifax...class-action deal...into the billions. If I were going to take a guess, I don’t think the company will be around in its present form in six to eight years. One of the other two companies will buy them out, maybe one-third of the current value.
I agree on the SSN number and it never should have been some form of national ID number. But I think that events of the 1960s and 1970s have changed that forever. A national ID could reverse this trend, but obviously...no one from the Democrats or GOP, wants to fix this.
Onambla has some dead guy from Connecticut’s SSN. Yeah he was born in America.
When my son was born in a foreign country the bitch at the desk told me I needed to give him a SSN. I said “no, I don’t”
She argued with me until her manager came over and reluctantly agreed that I didn’t. I then pointed at the bitch and said “is she even an American citizen?”
She wasn’t. Our consulates are filled with non-Americans, who bully American citizens. Total disgrace.
The State Department is as evil as the IRS. They both exist to harass Americans domestically and internationally.