So there is a lady I work with her was applying to get a new house. However it happened, I think she did it for giggles she checked the SSN from her 4 month old son. Someone has been using his SSN and the kid has a defaulted car loan and a mortgage!!!!
I did some research and I guess this happens WAY more then I thought. I mean I guess they figure out the state's first 3 digit number and then just make up the rest. Then SS office assigns them they don't check them.
Dh and I are going to have the babies checked as soon as we get it. I just thought I'd pass this on!
Thats crazy! I will have to remember to have our baby's number checked.
When I got my drivers license renewed a few years ago, I gave them my social security number and the lady immediately got on the phone. I had a couple unpaid parking tickets, so I was freaking out thinking I was about to go to jail, but the lady said that two people came up with my SS#. I had my SS card to verify that it was my number, so they put a flag on my number and the other person. She basically told me to keep an eye on my credit to make sure nothing unusual showed up, but nothing ever has. My dad used to work for the state and said that sometimes illegal immigrants will get ahold of a valid number and use it to get a job. You would think they would do a better job of verifying those things.
This is EXTREMELY common. At least here in So Cal. And yes, immigrants use the numbers. People are always getting busted w/ identity theft around here.
I have heard of people getting LifeLock for everyone in their family, including the kids, so that their credit will stay monitored & safe!
I have never thought to check my girls tho, but I have considered getting them protection.
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OMG that's so scary! How would you even go about checking on your baby's social?
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