Was your personal information stolen and used fraudulently?
The widespread use, sale, purchase, display and solicitation of social security numbers makes consumers significantly more vulnerable to identity theft. Consumers Union provides recommendations for policy improvements to mitigate the risks created by widespread use and trade in consumers’ SSNs.
When a security freeze is in place, an identity thief cannot open a new account because the potential creditor or seller of services will not be able to check the credit file.
New law includes toughest restrictions on collection and sale of Social Security numbers in the U.S.
This legislation is a strong first step in protecting America’s seniors from identity theft.
Federal law entitles you to get a free copy of your consumer credit report once a year from each of the big three nationwide consumer reporting agencies.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held public a workshop on Security Numbers (SSN) in Washington, DC on Monday and Tuesday, December 10 and 11, 2007.
Widespread use and availability of Social Security numbers puts Americans at risk of ID theft