SSN and credit history can be bed-mates but why drag my patient id and the student id into it?
Lately I have to provide my SSN:... more »
A leading reason for SSN card replacement is wear and tear. Flimsy paper cannot survive the washer. A PVC or laminated card of some sort could save millions in frequent replacement mailing and production.
Social Security Numbers are not for identification purposes. However, utilities, banks, and department stores use it for identification as a matter of policy. One disgruntled employee can snatch thousands of numbers. We should find companies that choose to ignore this rule and use the funds to offset ID Theft programs at FTC.
Issue Tax ID numbers to dependents instead. Until someone is paying in to Social Security there is no legitimate need for a card.
Plenty of parents hide bills and funds under children's SSNs. Since ID theft is not followed up unless a criminal complaint is filed, kids will not see the damage until they move out or go to college. This is not a victum less crime, especially in bankruptcty cases.