I. D. Theft Warning

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  1. Obadiah

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    Oct 18, 2017

    From AARP Bulletin, Oct. 2017, p. 14, "Don't give your birth date and hometown [I assume that means where you were born], which scammers can use to guess your Social Security number."
     
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    Oct 19, 2017

    Yeah, for everyone not born in the last like 5 or 10 years, the first three digits of your SSN are your area number (for people who got one before 1972). That that it was based off of where you lived.

    Then they decided to make it totally random - and freed up more numbers (except 000, 666, and the 900s)
     
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