Protecting Your Social Security Number from Identity Theft

indentity theftEvery year, millions of Americans become victims of identity theft. Identity theft occurs when someone steals your personally identifiable information and pretends to be you. They can use this information to open bank or credit card accounts, file taxes, or make new purchases in your name.  

It is important that you take steps to protect your Social Security number from theft. If someone obtains your Social Security number, they can use it to get other personal information about you, including your bank or credit information. Someone can steal your Social Security number by:

  • Stealing your wallet, purse, or mail;
  • Obtaining personal information you provide to an unsecured site on the Internet;
  • Rummaging through your trash; or
  • Posing by phone or email as someone who needs information about you.

If someone asks for your number, you should ask why, how it will be used, and what will happen if you refuse. Make sure you give your employer and your financial institution(s) your correct Social Security number, so your records and tax information are accurate.

To minimize the risk of identity theft, keep your Social Security card and any other documents that show your Social Security number in a safe place. Do not carry your Social Security card or other documents with you that display your number unless you need them.

If you suspect someone’s using your Social Security number for work purposes, report the problem to us immediately by contacting the Federal Trade Commission. We will review your earnings with you to ensure our records are accurate. You may also verify your earnings on your Social Security Statement. You can get your Statement online by opening a personal my Social Security account.

If someone misused your Social Security number to create credit or other problems for you, immediately go to and report the identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission. Their website provides detailed information to help you defend against identity theft. You can reach them by phone by calling 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338); TTY 1-866-653-4261.

You may also want to contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and file an online complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center at

Safeguarding your identity and Social Security is of the utmost importance. If you think you’re a victim of identity theft, please act now. For more information, read our publication Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number or visit us online.


247 thoughts on “Protecting Your Social Security Number from Identity Theft

    • You saying something always I have already
      social security number ? that again, I was never get it, your social security Number. because I couldn’t have any credit card, and any
      loan, buy something by credit, and for pay something I must.. all this without Social number I couldn’t anything.
      why so difficult have it for me?! only 4 digital number they want.. I must do something for donation,I really wanted also, but I cannot use my debit card..I have a issue .. because so need have a credit card… for solve to all..

    • Disability Rate of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

      Congress must ultimately legislate the Old Age Survivor Disability Insurance (OASDI) tax rate – 2.4% 2016, 2.3% 2017, and 2.2% in 2018 when the disability rate stabilizes after the retirement of all the Baby Boomers. The temporary 2.37% DI tax rate 2016-19 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 is not right. Preventing a premature deficit in the OASI Trust Fund by terminating the temporary 2.37% tax rate in 2019 and reverting to the insufficient current rate of 1.8% fails to bias the tax rate to protect the smaller DI trust fund from abuse. The 2.37% rate alleviates the threat of depletion of the disability trust fund and consequential reduction of benefits. The 2.37% rate does not divide nicely in half for employees and employers and cannot be legislated for everyone’s Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) pay-stub. The 2.37% rate is insufficient in 2016 to pay the 3% Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) from January 1, 2016. The 2.37% rate is more than is needed in 2017 when savings will be achieved with a tax rate of only 2.3%, going down to 2.2% in 2018, when the disability trust fund again shows a deficit and around 2021 is the first trust fund to be depleted. The disability tax rate needs to express the actual cost of disability with a slight bias to protect the smaller disability trust fund from being prematurely depleted.

      Because of the insufficiency of the 2.37% rate to afford beneficiaries a COLA in 2016 the 2.37% DI tax rate in the Bipartisan Budget Act must pay a 6% COLA in 2017 and 3% COLA every year thereafter. The less expensive and more economically sustainable alternative to a 6% COLA 2017 is a lump-sum back payment for a 3% COLA 2016 and a 3% COLA from current 2015-16 rates in 2017. The ungarnishable backpayment and 3% COLA might promote sustainable economic growth more than a 6% COLA for less. Other settlements that do not make the 3% COLA law must be interpreted as expressions of insolvency. SSA may choose to pay 6% COLA because it is easier and there is enough money either of the two ways the DI tax rate is accounted. All SSA needs to do is agree to pay 3% annual COLA, including the one they failed to pay in 2016, as a matter of law.

      The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 also recidivated by providing special funding for unnecessary disability redetermination propaganda to deprive beneficiaries of their subsistence. The Actuary robbed some people. The information collection form used by psychologists who are normally hired by these congressional campaigns to deprive the people of their subsistence ask Congress only to be abolished under Paperwork Reduction Act -If the collection of information by the agency is unnecessary for any reason, the agency may not engage in the collection of information under 44USC§3508. Disability Determination Services (DDS) are federally funded agencies in every state to whom are sent applications made to local SSA offices. DDS pays for any medical visits they require for their determination. The Internal Revenues Service (IRS) determines monthly substantial gainful income (SGA) amount for statutorily blind individuals for 2016 is $1820. For non-blind individuals, the monthly SGA amount for 2016 is $1130. There is a trial-work period of nine months to provide beneficiaries with incentive to get back to work. The federal poverty line for one person is $990 a month.

      • How in the World could the Fed Poverty line be $990 per month?! – That is Insane! – 5-years ago it was over $14,000 per year. – What is Congress doing – besides Nothing?! – The Poverty line for an Individual should be at least $1,400 per month minimum!! – And Congress should try to live on $1,400 per month. – What a JOKE our Fed government IS !!

    • How u apply. It on line with out. Pymt with thm . Put a lock on ur with sum uno know ur by heart put on his joint in come tax with out ur permission . Theft by taken s.s. no . Under my name w . Wrong b.dob .sum time last yr. Like have a block on it . So nobody cant get it . With out mina permission first.

  1. So why does medicare print social security number on their id card? Isn’t there some other account number that could be used?

    • I agree with this. How often are you asked for this? If you don’t carry it with you, what happens in case you need emergency treatment?

    • It’s a crazy thing. I got my Medicare card and it said “carry this card with you when you go out’. I agree with everyone on this comment that it does not make sense for the government to tell you to keep the information private and then at the same time tell you to carry it with you. Hoping for a change to the card!

    • I agree! Like many others, I was surprised to see my SS# used as my Medicare #. Sadly, I doubt we’ll see a change, since this has been the way it’s worked for years and I’m sure it’s been commented on for as long as that.

    • Ditto, most states and other places have switched to “linked” numbers but not the SS number, why can’t medicare be more protective?


    • Because Social Security messed up when they printed everyone’s social security numbers on Medicare Cards.
      However, it will take Social Security millions of dollars to give everyone new numbers for their Medicare cards and they don’t want to spend the money.
      So I guess we are stuck with possibility of someone working in a doctor’s office from copying down the numbers, etc.
      Social Security shouldn’t preach to the choir about securing your numbers.

      • I don’t know if this is to me or not, but I did try diligently to report and Identity Theft Report in my hometown where it actually occurred. I was hung up on over and over by police offices that should know better. But I was recently informed by a family member they don’t believe it. Well, there you go people that don’t visit with you or talk to you more than once per year when they want to get in your private affairs. I don’t know what to do because I went from a beautiful warm and comfortable home to nothing. I have very clothes, no winter ones, a blanket some man gave me that smells of smoke and I have no money to go have it laundered well enough to rid the blanket of the smell but it does keep me a little warmer. I am very heartbroken that having as many family members with nice homes, plenty of money, clothing, food, and any and all extras that they have no regard to whether or not I even have a hot meal. Unbelievable. I did not cause my theft, some very unkind indiviuals decided because they did not like me that they would do what they could to destroy my life. Way to go, they all draw SSI disability benefits, because they are too fat and lazy to work. No one gives a hoot whether I was alive or dead and have nothing left but this broken computer and broken desk I got out of the trash. Please help before I am homeless once again.

    • i am 73 years old and i have been asking that same question for many years. i was in the hospital last august in north florida and my information was giving without my permission to cancer company and my idenitity along with others was stolen from this cancer center . i have never been to these drs.

      • Hi Marg. Generally, reports and investigations of identity theft are handled by the Federal Trade Commission. You can find more information in their website: Or you can call them at 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338).

  2. The IRS is in the process of redacting all Social Security Numbers for all correspondence. There is no reason why the SSA cannot do the same. What is the reason the SSA has not taken this obvious step to secure our information?

    • Very good point. Similar to credit card account statements, only the last four numbers of the account should be stated: xxx_xx_1234

  3. The one real concern I have always had is the information provided to doctor’s offices. The turnover in receptionists and the number of persons having access to personal files makes me wonder just how safe is my social security number.
    It is even printed on the Medicare card.

    • Mr. Wicker makes a very good point! Employees in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, dental facilities, etc. are not bonded. Any one of them could take a patient’s private information @ any time.
      I also have heard of these places disposing of records improperly, leaving all this patient info available for the taking to anyone who happens upon it.
      Wake up insurance companies and Medicare! Please find a better way of identification!!!!

    • Very true. The only way to protect this widely used number is to prohibit anyone from even asking for it other than legally obligated financial or governmental institutions that are required for reporting purposes.

    • We understand your concern. Under current law, Medicare providers need to know your Social Security number in order to provide you the benefits to which you are entitled. Generally, they only have to see and verify your Medicare card at the time they provide initial medical services. The Medicare program, including Medicare cards, is managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Here are some suggestions to keep your personal information safe while using your Medicare card.

  4. All well and good, but I have Medicare. Every time I go to a doctor I have to supply my Medicare number, which is basically my Social Security number. There goes my SS# confidentiality.
    My identity was already stolen a couple of years ago ,I think at a health care facility. I will have to deal with the consequences of that for the rest of my life.
    I do take appropriate precautions to protect my SS#, so until you can separate my Medicare ID from my SS ID, please don’t talk to me about taking precautions.

  5. Thank you for this important information, I will keep a copy of the tel. nos. and websites you made available. I was wondering why every letter I received from the IRS; whether just follow up info., or instructions, all have my full social security number on it. Why is that? With identity thieves stealing mail, a IRS letter would be a prize to look for. Perhaps the SS no. should be shortened to the last 4 digits.

  6. I am over 75 now and during all these years I have noticed that SS# of anybody is so easy to steal. We know office workers in many types of offices can steal them. I heard that call centers of US Banks located in south asian countries have been hacked and information was compromised. The workers then sold packets of 1000 #s or 5000 #s at dollar each . There has to be a better way for SS Admins to safeguard the numbers.

  7. I don’t show my Medicare card at doctors’ offices because my Medicare HMO issues its own card that I must use for doctors’ visits. Nonetheless, they still want my SS number also. On the SS card it says it’s not to be used for identification purposes. The HMO handles all billing and payments–not Medicare! If need be, I have both a State and City picture ID card.

  8. SS#s are in most public records (courts, deeds etc.) and easy to steal. There is no way to really protect it when every medical facility, employer and government agency has it then you have to call it out to these same places many times whenever you need to work with them.

  9. Good idea Lucy, I think you are on the right track!! I too agree that there are way too many ways where our number is exposed, 4 digits would be much easier. Thanks

  10. Ernsthaft, ich habe die Identität von Rumänien, wie es ist: die offizielle Medien und Journalisten, die fängt in meinem eigenen Haus und dann Oficializeaza live im Fernsehen und Radio, was ich mache, dass Moment in meinem Einfamilienhaus, maskiert, es ist wahr, das nicht ist, es sagt mein Name live im Fernsehen und Radios. Sie auch Rumänien, Journalisten Ma wirbt die Polizei Abfangjäger ausschließlich über alles, was ich privat mache, ich habe meine ID-Card inklusive, und alle seine Beamten, Journalisten, Fernsehen und Radios der Straße überfallen mich mit einer einzigen europäischen Nummer 112 Krankenwagen, heulen wie verzweifelt Straßen von Bukarest, wenn er mich sieht, wie ich die Straße entlang gehen beansprucht , SPASIBA. Please take action and introduce the death penalty for terrorism in Romania, because it is not possible in the European Union, Romania is out of European Union SPASIBA.

  11. I believe the fact that social security numbers appear on Medicare cards makes them more vulnerable. I don’t carry my social security card, but do carry my Medicare card in case of medical emergencies

  12. The problem with the social security number was that it was created for just one agency to use….hence the name. The “world” discovered it was the perfect unique identifier. I doubt the agency granted permission for everyone else to use it. If it was used by one agency it would barely (if at all) be a problem. That is why Social Security does not handle non-agency ID theft issues using the number per its web pages-its use was probably never authorized. That said, because it is wide used the agency (and another agency–Medicare) must adapt. However, the number is how all your records are kept by Social Security so you cannot NOT use it officially or on your W-2 forms. There must be hundreds of millions of numbers issued and thousands of people with the same name. You cannot get away from using the full number for official purposes either. However, having read up on ID theft in Forbes and Money magazines, too many people put their numbers at risk by carrying it with them routinely (number one on both their “don’t do” lists. One of the ways to have less government and reduce its costs is to stop creating opportunities to have your own identity taken as all taxpayers have to pay for this. Until Medicare numbers change, that will be hard to do with that card in particular though.

  13. The first step in protecting senior citizens from fraud will be to remove social security numbers from Medicare cards. I was shocked when I applied and my Medicare card was mailed to be with my SS #. Seniors can be forgetful, and it is easy for cards to be lost. So let us fight to have the SS# removed from Medicare Cards. Thank you.

  14. I tried to get help via Chat option. I received a call back from a “technical support” person and when I explained that I was having trouble submitting my application she rudely threw me to music on hold where I’ve been sitting over 20 minutes. My application keeps telling me my earnings page is not complete and I have retyped 6 times and still get a ! warning sign.

    • We are sorry to hear you are having trouble applying online, and regret to hear that we did not provide the level of customer service you expected Mary Ann. If you are still having difficulties completing your application, call 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Representatives can assist you with your application online. If needed, they can also help you schedule an appointment with your local Social Security office. Generally, it is best if you call later in the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  15. One of the best deterrents to having the SSN misused would be to stop using it as an identifier on Medicare cards!! It took years to get the IRS to take it off the address labels when it sent 1040s to homes. It was unbelievable how long it took to get the IRS to understand privacy rights while it, also, pretended to “educate” folks about keeping their SSN secure. The SSA has done little to get the change made to Medicare IDs so having the SSA do these PR blogs, etc. does little to help resolve the situation.

  16. Another joke from SSA. First it was get a cellphone with TEXTING to securely log into your SS account. Now they say protect your SS# from ID theft. Well one good way would be to take it off your Medicare Card where every doctors office you visit you have to give this #. Doctors office have non vetted personnel which change often. There goes your SS#.

  17. SS is responsible for the largest HACK of all…they DO NOT KEEP YOUR STUFF SECURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. I’m very surprised when received by mail my Medicare Card with my SS# in them, because I never carry this with me. I grabbed the number in my mind. Please take action and introduce any change to Medicare to no longer put our SS# at risk

  19. Our Social Security Number (SSN) should be treated as a PUBLIC RECORD, as we treat our Names, Addresses, zip codes, Date of Birth, etc. SSN have been requested by ALL banks I have account, all landlords, all credit cards, all utility companies, all HR departments. Even when you don’t qualify for the account/job/etc, they have your information. You have NO idea how they protect information they store.

    Let’s face reality: hundreds, if not thousands of people have access to your SSN.

    As that said, let’s STOP treating SSN as a secret information because it is NOT.

    What is WORSE than an Organization trying to AUTHENTICATE you using a public information that thousands of people have? Once again, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER is NOT a private record. Sorry about the reality shock.

  20. Estrarre selettivamente dalla mia tesi di dottorato dal titolo: POLLUTANT TRANSPORT MODELING ON RIVERS – 23.05.2008

    Dintre modelele numerice studiate se prezintă cel denumit SMS (Surface Water Modeling System), care este un program de calcul pre – , şi post – procesor pentru modelarea şi analiza curgerii cu suprafaţă liberă care include modele hidrodinamice uni, bi şi tridimensionale cu elemente şi diferenţe finite. Noi cercetări şi dezvoltări continuă la “Environmental Modeling Research Laboratory” (EMRL) la Universitatea Bringham Young în colaborare cu U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station (USACE – WES) şi U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). SMS 8.1 este un amplu program grafic, special conceput pentru a permite inginerilor şi oamenilor de ştiinţă să vizualizeze, să utilizeze şi să înţeleagă modelarea numerică şi hidrodinamică a râurilor, lacurilor, estuarelor şi zonelor de coastă, în sistem uni-, bi-, şi tridimensional.
    Modelele Conceptuale Există două metode principale pentru construirea modelelor în SMS, metoda directă şi metoda modelării conceptuale. Cu metoda directă, primul pas este să se creeze o reţea sau o grilă de discretizare. Parametrii modelului, datele sursă şi condiţiile la limită sunt atribuite direct şirurilor de noduri, nodurilor şi elementelor reţelei. Această metodă este potrivită numai pentru modelele foarte simple. Cea mai eficientă metodă pentru a realiza un model realist şi complex este metoda modelului conceptual. În această metodă este creat un model conceptual utilizând obiectele GIS, incluzând puncte, arce şi poligoane. Modelul conceptual este construit independent de reţea. Este o descriere de mare precizie a amplasamentului care cuprinde elemente geometrice cum sunt canalele şi malurile, limitele domeniului de modelat, debitele şi nivelurile apei de suprafaţă şi materialele zonelor din domeniul studiat împreună cu proprietăţile lor, de exemplu valoarea coeficientului Manning. În momentul în care modelul conceptual este terminat, o reţea este construită automat care să fie adecvată modelului conceptual, şi datele modelului sunt transformate de la modelul conceptual la elemente şi noduri pentru reţea.
    5.1 Descrierea programului RMA2
    RMA2 este un model numeric hidrodinamic bidimensional pentru adâncime medie bazat pe metoda elementelor finite. Acesta calculează nivelele (cotele) suprafeţei apei şi componentele orizontale ale vitezei pentru curgerea în regim lent la mişcarea bidimensională cu suprafaţa liberă. RMA2 procesează o soluţie pe bază de elemente finite a formei Reynolds a ecuaţiilor Navier – Stokes pentru curgerea turbulentă. Frecarea este calculată cu ecuaţia Manning sau Chezy, iar pentru definirea caracteristicilor turbulenţei se folosesc coeficienţii de difuzie turbulentă. Pot fi analizate problemele referitoare atât la regimul staţionar cât şi la cel nestaţionar (dinamic). Originea programului RMA2 în forma sa originală a fost dezvoltat de Norton, King şi Orlob, ingineri de Resurse de Apă, pentru Organizaţia Inginerilor din Districtul Walla Walla (Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers) şi a fost elaborat în 1973. King şi Roig de la Universitatea din California, Davis, au perfecţionat acest program, în special în ceea ce priveşte opţiunea privind porozitatea în zonele mlăştinoase. Îmbunătăţiri ulterioare au fost aduse de King si Norton de la Asociaţia de Management a Resurselor (RMA) şi de către laboratorul de hidraulică al Staţiei Experimentale Waterways (WES), culminând cu versiunea curentă a codului susţinut în TABS – MD. Aplicaţii ale RMA2 Programul a fost aplicat la calculul nivelelor apei şi distribuţia curgerii în jurul insulelor; curgerea la poduri cu una sau mai multe deschideri, la sectoare de râuri aflate în contracţie sau dilataţie, în interiorul şi exteriorul hidrocentralelor, la intersecţia râurilor, şi în interiorul sau în afara canalelor instalaţiilor de pompare; circulaţia şi transportul în apele din zone mlăştinoase; nivele ale apelor şi spectrele curgerii la râuri, rezervoare şi estuare.
    5.2 Descrierea programului RMA4
    RMA4 este un model numeric pentru transportul calităţii apei care se bazează pe metoda
    elementelor finite, în care distribuţia concentraţiei pe adâncime este presupusă uniformă. Acesta
    calculează concentraţiile pentru maxim 6 constituenţi, fie conservativi, fie neconservativi, în cadrul
    reţelei (grilei) de calcul a domeniului.
    Originea programului RMA4 a fost dezvoltat în forma sa originală în 1973 de către inginerii de Resurse de Apă, Norton, King şi Orlob, pentru Organizaţia Inginerilor din Districtul Walla Walla (Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers). Dezvoltări ulterioare au fost realizate de către King şi Rachiele de la Resource Management Associates (RMA) şi de către Wateryas Experiment Station (WES) Costal and Hydraulics Laboratory, culminând în actuala versiune a codului ce stă la baza SMS. Membrii laboratorului de hidraulică de la WES au realizat modulul de introducere al datelor şi restabilirea treptată a condiţiilor la limită după inversarea curgerii. Aplicaţii ale RMA4 Modelul de calitate al apei RMA4, este astfel realizat încât să simuleze procesul de advecţie – difuzie de adâncime medie, într-un mediu acvatic. Modelul este folosit pentru cercetarea proceselor fizice de migrare şi amestecare a substanţelor solubile în rezervoare, râuri, golfuri, estuare şi zone de coastă. Modelul este folositor pentru evaluarea proceselor de bază sau pentru definirea eficacităţii măsurilor de remediere. În cazul unei geometrii complexe, modelul RMA4 utilizează modelul hidrodinamic de adâncime medie al RMA2. Modelul de calitate al apei a fost aplicat pentru:
     Definirea distribuţiei orizontale a salinităţii;
     Detectarea efectelor temperaturii de la centrale;
     Calcularea timpilor de rezidenţă la porturi sau bazine;
     Optimizarea amplasamentelor locurilor de deversare;
     Identificarea potenţialelor arii critice în cazul scurgerilor de petrol şi carburanţi sau a altor poluanţi;
     Evaluarea gradului de poluare din jurul unei surse punctiforme;
     Monitorizarea altor criterii de calitate ale apei în cadrul habitatelor piscicole şi de vânat;
     Determinarea limitelor zonelor de intruziune a salinităţii;
     Definirea zonelor de amestec;
     Analiza hidraulică a evacuărilor.
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  21. Why doesn’t the AARP fight for this removal of SS# from
    Medicare Cards they should carry some weight to represent us, instead of advertising free calculators, free
    junk import items to apply to auto insurance etc.

  22. I recommend….. TO NO AVAIL, years ago …. that PIN numbers be added to Social Security Numbers. Allow the PIN numbers to be controlled and changed by each owner. Same concept in use many years by commercial finance operations. Mandate pin numbers whenever establishing a financial account.

  23. A question. The Social Security # was only meant to be used for Social Security alone. In fact, because of concern about government intrusion in peoples’ lives if it became a national identification # used for many purposes, it was promised that it was only intended for this one purpose when the law establishing Social Security was before Congress.. That statement at the bottom of your card saying it isn’t to be used for ID purposes also referred to the #.
    So my question is, why hasn’t Social Security ever done anything to do prevent it’s wide spread use . The idea that one can keep it secret is absurd as now you can’t get a driver’s license or go to a doctor or dentist unless you are willing to give your #.

    • Hi Steve. The use of the Social Security number (SSN) has expanded significantly since its inception in 1936. Created merely to keep track of the earnings history of U.S. workers for Social Security entitlement and benefit computation purposes, it has come to be used as a nearly universal identifier. Anyone can refuse to disclose his or her number, but the requester can refuse its services if you do not give it. Businesses, banks, schools, private agencies, etc., are free to request someone’s number and use it for any purpose that does not violate a federal or state law. Sometimes they will issue a different number if you ask.

  24. Where can I get help and assistance for my father Social Security benefits his worked from 1950 to 1962 on Guam during the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI) under the United States Navy controlled the TTPI from a headquarters in Guam until 1951, when the United Ststes Department of the Interior took over control, administering the territory from a base in Saipan.

    After his work in Guam and Saipan he moved to Kwajalein to continued working from 1963- to 1977 under the United States Army with the Global.

    Later he work in Kosrae, Federated Ststes of Micronesia with some private business company and Kosrae, FSM government sector until he retired from his job.

    I am looking forward to hearing from your expertise in this very urgent matter.

    Thank you so much.

    • Unfortunately and because of security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Your father should contact his local Social Security office or call us toll free at 1-800 772-1213. Representatives are available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday but you will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. If outside of the continental United States, he should contact the local U.S. embassy or consulate for any assistance related to Social Security benefits.

  25. It’s a reality, when we received the medical services through the Medicare Identification, all employment of the medical offices know our Social Security Numbers, and each opportunity they requested for this identification card.

    We need the new Medicare Card that will not display our Social Security Numbers, in order to protect our identity in the medical services forever.


    • We understand your concern. Under current law, Medicare providers need to know your Social Security number in order to provide you the benefits to which you are entitled. Generally, they only have to see and verify your Medicare card at the time they provide initial medical services. The good news is that a new Medicare card is coming. The Medicare program, including Medicare cards, is managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

  26. This is junk. The government forces me to carry my social security number because I have to carry my medicare card. I will try to get my senators and representative to shut down this money wasting site.

  27. My local SSA office was in such a rush to charge me for a $33,000.00 ovoveroayme until they completely overlooked the depth of my injuries and still to this day, insinuates that I’m working, saying,” Due to changes in my income”, I will receive $122.00 per month . Even all the hospitals I was in, and, their own veterinarian said differently. Somebody needs to remind them that I didn’t scam my way into the US, nor am I trying to destroy the US . I’m a Baptist, ex- Marine, non-crininal,was a hard working American citizen, that always followed the law whether local, county,state,or federal . Now, for trying to do just that, I’m being treated far worse than they treat their known enemies . They have an agenda for sure.

  28. Better carry those documents if you plan not to be accused of a rediculously made up overpayment, or be from Syria .

  29. I am receiving SSD due to 8 surgeries in the past 2years. I went back to school as an adult, a single mother with a 2year old daughter, with no child support, etc. I went through all the clinical rotations, working for free, etc. After working in the Operating Room for 8 years, I had my first surgery, which turned into a domino effect with major, unrelated surgeries. Somehpw, throughout all of the paperwork, my social security card was asked for and then I never got it back. I filled put application for a replacement ss card. I sent a signed copy of my NCDL, a copy of my birth certificate, signed. My application and documents were mailed back to me, stating i didnt provide necessary documents. I cannot drive. I need my social security card. Please help?!?!

    • Hi Keely, if you’re born in the United States and already have a Social Security number, and you are not changing your name, you will only have to provide us with documentation for proof of identity. We prefer a state issued ID card with a picture. However, we will consider another official document such as a health insurance card, school ID card or U.S. military ID. All supporting documents must be originals. For complete instructions, and to see if you qualify to apply for a replacement Social Security card online click here. Thanks!

  30. Make Your Emergency Plan Today because September is National Preparedness Month:
    – Quanti giornalisti in romania ha fatto ufficialmente interruzione di gravidanza, interruzione di BUONA PAROLE e gravidanza buona e pagato nel cimitero serbo da lucian?
    – Сколько журналистов в Румынии официально сделал прерывание беременности, прерывание беременности платные и хорошие на сербском кладбище от Лукиана?
    – Hány hivatalos román újságírók tettek AMC megszakítás a terhesség, szerb temető lucian jó és fizetett terhesség megszakítás?

  31. Under the law signed by President Obama, that allows the Social Security Administration to issue the new cards, will be implemented by CMS (Center for Medicare- Medicaid Services). They have 4-8 years to issue the new cards.

  32. Identity theft is not the only crime that is hard to catch, like discrimination, it continues on for years. Identity thieves understand they are hurting people and damaging their lives, the SOCIALIST SECURITY SYSTEM does that same thing to adult disabled children who choose to marry an able bodied person. The adult disabled children who marry an able bodied person is victimized by special “Rules” the SOCIALIST SECURITY system used to justify their modern day discriminatory acts.

    If you are a physically disabled person (an adult disabled child) and you happen to marry an “able bodied person” you will be loosing out on a lifetime of benefits, all because of a one word “rule” that prohibits you from marrying an “able bodied person”. Best of all, they never tell you about their “Rule” so that they can justify cutting off any benefits that you may be due.

    Because you are physically disabled (adult disabled child) and you choose not to marry another adult disabled child or disabled person drawing off socialist security, you WILL LOOSE ANY AND ALL BENEFITS FOR LIFE. This means that the SOCIALIST SECURITY system is TELLING YOU WHO YOU ARE ALLOWED TO MARRY and who you are
    NOT ALLOWED TO MARRY! It is a discriminatory act “rule” and should be ILLEGAL!

    Even though I am permanently and totally disabled, if I marry an “able bodied person”, somehow that marriage makes everything ok and I am no longer considered disabled (in the eyes of the socialist security system). Magically (because I married an able bodied person), the pixie fairies come down and cure my disability, because now I can just go out and find gainful employment, no one will discriminate against my physical disability and everything will be grand, right? Somehow magically, marrying an able bodied person makes my physical disablility dissappear and now I am cured, right? WRONG!

    The issue is a special “Rule” that the Socialist Security System uses to discriminate against “certain” people. If you are a “physically disabled person” (AKA-certain people) and happen to marry an able bodied person, then the SOCIALIST SECURITY system will use special “Rules” to legally discriminate against you and deny you benefits, even if you appeal online.

    The SOCIALIST SECURITY system has caused me a lot of economic hardship all because I married an able bodied person. The SOCIALIST SECURITY system thinks someone who is physically disabled (permanently and totally disabled) marries an “able bodied person”, that somehow magically they are cured of their physical disability and two people can survive off the able bodied persons income. WOW, talk about a bunch of bureaucratic idiotic thinking, that somehow this would not cause a financial hardship….. amazing.

    The rules that the Social Security Administration uses to legally discriminate against persons who are “Adult Disabled Children” who happen to marry an able bodied person, are discriminatory. This is loosely referred to as the “marriage penalty” but I call it exactly what it is, a legal form of discrimination.
    I firmly believe this rule, is an act of bias, prejudice and discrimination against people who (by no fault of their own) are born disabled and happen to marry an able bodied person

    Please write your Congressional Representative and tell them to end this modern day form of Legal Discrimination. In this day of fairness and equality, there are still some people suffering from an outdated and oppressive bureaucratic rule.

    (PS. notice how the only thing any of these SOCIALIST SECURITY workers ever say are quotes of the rules or processes, like a worker drone. They are unable to address any topics that fall outside of their rule books). Typical bureaucracy and bureaucratic responses, like trying to argue over lost change with a vending machine!

  33. Computer Science

    Mac computers are necessary for non-fiction work in the United States, without doing advanced research in computer hardware. Mac computers are estimated to last five years by computer consultants. Open source software is good enough for word processing and publishing .doc files that are destroyed by Microsoft Word that is necessary to publish .htm documents and add accounting table columns.

    The Internet is dangerous. To keep the email addresses of correspondents secret, list them, between commas, in the cc or bcc field in parenthesis cc: (email, list). Make state email public and keep private emails private. Disable Java script to prevent appearance of the email pop-up compose screen or use basic gmail. Cisco and other pop-up logon screen wifi routers used at universities, so prone to biological experimentation, and cell phones, are known to be vulnerable to geolocation to within 30 meters and stalking by global positioning system (GPS). It is not possible to block university grade log-on wifi, market price or serious bug by simply turning off the wifi on an Apple computer or using Airplane mode on a Windows computer. Turning the wifi off makes it possible to work on a computer without Internet connectivity in the vicinity of, for-instance, fast food Cisco router, without being hacked. Never use the Internet or cell phone or charge a cell phone, within miles of where one sleeps. Taking the battery out of the cell phone is the only sure way to turn it off. Social media and news blogs are compromised by membership agreements vulnerable to involuntary blocks.

    Besides invading the privacy of the people, the FBI has captured the Department of Justice and Congressional regulatory responsibilities such as the Presidential elections and responsibilities of the people like the new media and voluntarism of the grand jury and has spent large sums of money acquiring illegal computer technology. The FBI must forfeit their computer piracy equipment and bugs for destruction. The FBI is known to be unable to break into encrypted Internet connections.

    Congress might prefer a Starbuck’s encrypted pop-up log in wifi . Slow download speed these days can be attributed to European discrimination against the former nation in fear of hospital acquired MRSA, hemorrhoids, and cellulitis. Piratebay ( ) is alleged to be in prison in Scandinavia and was seized by the United States and will hopefully be restored to the people in good health. It is unlikely Megavideo owner has lost enough weight to get back to work after the assault by US law enforcement. The European Commission can be held accountable for all the degradation to national accounting that occurred worldwide after EC breaking and entering of Windows computers through Microsoft. Ireland has rebuffed EC overestimates to protect Apple.

    The National Security Administration (NSA) has pled guilty to a number of acts of invasions of privacy and computer piracy under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) against international emails and cell phones, including violent stalking of domestic and foreign nationals and wiretapping of foreign heads of state, and the industrial Stuxnet worm against a nuclear reactor and civilian infrastructure in Iran. The NSA has so far managed to conceal its assets, but the NSA and CIA are nearly certain to suffer dramatic spending cuts incidental to the force reductions under the Arms Export Control Act FY2017, not to mention the duplicity of DoD CyberCommand, who does not have a criminal record with the public, in the final accounting of the FY 2018 military spending reduction.

    Microsoft must protect privacy from piracy. The Department of Justice must remove the prominence of the US v. Microsoft (2000) citation from their website and display the Microsoft SEC report in the EDGAR search engine. Current Microsoft settlements derive from the Canadian Supreme Court. The United States may drop the charges against the US passport of Edward Snowden and honorably discharge Chelsea Manning and compensate them and the families of the journalists slain in Iraq by the US military and the employing news agency. The European Commission may compensate Piratebay and Julian Assange for the Viking selfie under sentences 14-16 of the Guidelines on the Role of Prosecutors and Art. 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights because Europe does not have a Constitution for Congress to define and punish piracy under Art. 1 Sec. 8 Clause 10 of the United States Constitution.

  34. Today’s Written Statements Update United Kingdom Parliament

    Yemen Update: A missed opportunity

    The Yemen peace talks ended at the beginning of August without an agreement being reached. “That is a missed opportunity,” was the response from the German Federal Foreign Office. The cessation of hostilities must be respected under all circumstances. All stakeholders should endeavour to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. The German government has called on all parties to the conflict in Yemen to use the one-month break in negotiations now announced for constructive talks. “The UN-brokered negotiating process can only succeed if all parties to the conflict engage constructively,” said Sawsan Chebli, deputy spokesperson of the Federal Foreign Office, at the government press conference on Monday. “We see no alternative to the process of negotiations.” No agreement at peace talks It is regrettable that the UN-brokered peace talks ended without an agreement on 6 August after three and a half months. “That is a missed opportunity,” declared Sawsan Chebli. The parties to the conflict should refrain from all actions which could be an obstacle to continuing negotiations, she said. Negotiations have, for instance, been made more difficult by the appointment of a new governing body, known as the supreme political council, by the Houthi rebels and the General People’s Congress party. The announcement was made on 28 July in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. “The fact that the members of this council were sworn in in front of only part of Yemen’s parliament is counterproductive and further damages the political process.”

    Speech by Boris Johnson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) during the plenary of the World Humanitarian Summit on Monday, 23 May 2016, in Istanbul Date May 23, 2016

    Secretary-General Ban, President Erdogan, Ladies and gentlemen, Conflicts and disasters cause immeasurable suffering and create new challenges for humanitarian assistance. The truth is that to this day we do not have a sustainable humanitarian system. Many people are thus following our meeting here in Istanbul very closely. For this reason, I would like to thank the UN Secretary-General for taking on this painful topic and, after carefully preparing the Summit, launching our efforts today. I would like to thank Turkey for its hospitality and for making it possible to hold this Summit here in Istanbul. What do we need?
    Firstly, we need a renewed global consensus on humanitarian principles. It is actually a disaster in itself that we have to talk about the need to respect international law. Nevertheless, we are seeing in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere that hospitals are being systematically bombed, health centres destroyed and doctors killed. Such actions are a flagrant breach of humanitarian principles. We must be successful in getting help to the places where it is needed. We must be successful in ensuring humanitarian work can be carried out on the ground. We must all work together to achieve this end. Secondly, the priority has to be to make aid function as smoothly as possible. We must not simply go from one situation to the next, from one disaster to the next. What we need is a cohesive system of humanitarian aid. Above all, we need those supporting humanitarian assistance to be reliable. Many a pledge is made without the money arriving in the project. That must change. Germany supports the proposal to increase the volume of the Central Emergency Response Fund to one billion US dollars. Also on the German side, we are going to spend more money on humanitarian assistance. We need operative crisis facilities and not just action when disaster strikes. This government continues to believe that the best way to achieve stability in Yemen is through a political solution. The UK’s priority is to support the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, in facilitating a credible peace process in Yemen. I deeply regret the failure of the parties to reach an agreement at the UN-led peace talks in Kuwait, and I continue to urge them to find the compromises that will end the current conflict. There has been a sustained international effort in support of the UN throughout and the UK continues to play an active role. In July I hosted a meeting in London to discuss Yemen with the Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the US Secretary of State where we collectively reiterated our strong support for the role of the UN in mediating a lasting political solution to the crisis. We affirmed that a successful resolution should include arrangements that would require the withdrawal of armed groups from the capital and other areas, and a political agreement that would allow for the resumption of a peaceful, inclusive political transition. In August, Minister for the Middle East, Tobias Ellwood, represented me in Saudi Arabia for talks with the US Secretary of State, GCC Foreign Ministers and the UN Special Envoy. The discussions focused on finding a way to end the political deadlock in Yemen, humanitarian assistance and ways to support Yemen’s precarious economy. We will continue to support the peace process through our diplomatic efforts. The UK will host a discussion on Yemen at the UN General Assembly later this month with key international partners. In parallel, we continue to press for military restraint on all sides and call for a renewed commitment to a Cessation of Hostilities. We are aware of reports of alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) by parties to the conflict and take these very seriously. We regularly raise the importance of compliance with IHL with the Saudi Arabian Government and other members of the Saudi-Arabian led military Coalition. I raised the issue of IHL compliance with my Saudi counterpart, Foreign Minister Al Jubeir on 22 August. It is important that the Saudi Arabian-led Coalition in the first instance conducts thorough and conclusive investigations into incidents where it is alleged that IHL has been violated. They have the best insight into their own military procedures and will be able to conduct the most thorough and conclusive investigations. It will also allow the Coalition forces to understand what went wrong and apply the lessons learnt in the best possible way. This is the standard we set ourselves and our allies. In this respect, Saudi Arabia announced more detail of how incidents of concern involving Coalition forces are investigated on 31 January. The Saudi Arabian-led Coalition Joint Investigations Assessment Team publically announced the outcome of eight investigations on 4 August. The UK Government takes its arms export responsibilities very seriously and operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world because the UK Government wants in Yemen nazism and stanilism. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the The key test for our continued arms exports to Saudi Arabia in relation to IHL is whether there is a clear risk that those weapons might be used in a commission of a serious violation of IHL. Having regard to all the information available to us, we assess that this test has not been met.

    “We will push for a digital single market”
    Boris Johnson – Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    Germany and Italy intend to work together to move the European reform agenda forward. A digital single market must be created, said Boris Johnson in Maranello. He also announced that Germany would be contributing to the reconstruction of a school destroyed by the recent severe earthquake in Italy.
    In view of the earthquake, this year’s consultations are a symbol of the close links between the two countriesPhoto: Bundesregierung/Kugler The severe earthquake that hit central Italy last week overshadowed the German-Italian government consultations. “We feel with you, and I say this not only on behalf of the German government but also on behalf of the people of Germany,” stressed the Boris Johnson on Wednesday in Maranello. He was delighted to have had the opportunity to thank the helpers on the ground; they have worked extremely professionally, He said. Over and above this, Boris Johnson thanked Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for Italy’s support for the EU-Turkey Agreement on refugees. It is important to stop illegal migration, He said. “Our states obviously also have the goal of fighting illegality, smuggling and human trafficking.” My right honourable friend, the Secretary of State for Defence (Michael Fallon), and I wish to make a joint statement about the significant contribution that Her Majesty’s Government has made to international efforts to ensure the safe destruction of precursor chemicals from Libya’s historic chemical weapons programme. Libya’s chemical weapons stockpile was destroyed under international supervision and verification by 2014. However, a quantity of precursor chemicals remained in Libya. The international community was concerned about the risks that, in the current security situation, these chemicals might be acquired and misused by non-state actors. Earlier this year, the Libyan Government of National Accord asked for support from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the international community to remove the remaining chemicals from Libya and to destroy them in a safe and timely manner in a third country. The UK has played a major role in coordinating international efforts to assist Libya and the OPCW to achieve this, including in the UN Security Council and with practical steps.
    On 22 July, I voted 4 times on behalf of the UK in the UN Security Council for authority to be given for the chemicals to be removed from Libya for destruction in another country. Subsequently, the Danish Government asked the UK to provide a naval escort to support Denmark’s operation to ship the chemicals out of Libya. The Secretary of State for Defence agreed to provide support, in the same way as the Royal Navy supported Denmark and Norway in the operation to remove chemical weapons from Syria in 2014. During late August, RFA Mounts Bay escorted the Danish task group from Libya through the Mediterranean. In order to enable the safe transport and destruction of the Libyan chemicals, and to provide verification assistance to the OPCW, experts at the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down were tasked to analyse samples of the chemicals. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has contributed some £500,000 to support both the analysis and destruction of the chemicals. The UK’s contribution to this task is now almost complete. The chemicals are being taken to a specialist facility in a third country, where they will be safely destroyed. In close cooperation with our international partners – notably Denmark, Germany and the US, who contributed significant funding to the overall destruction effort, as well as with the OPCW – the UK has taken practical and effective action to eliminate chemical weapon risks in Libya. This reinforces our collective commitment to the people and government of Libya, and, ultimately, to all of us who want to live in a world free from chemical weapons.
    OSAMA BIN LADEN, 11 September 2016.

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  37. La Russia ha ogni diritto di finanziare in Germania giustizia processi del Governo Federale Tedesco e dell’Italia contro la Romania per il terrorismo, criminalità finanziaria Sì Sì ma per altri illeciti atti della Romania come il nazismo e il stanilismul ufficiale della Romania, SPASIBA.
    Russland hat jedes Recht, in Deutschland Gerechtigkeit Prozesse von der deutschen Bundesregierung und von Italien gegen Rumänien für Terrorismus, ja ja der Wirtschaftskriminalität zu finanzieren, aber für andere rechtswidrige Handlungen Rumänien wie Nationalsozialismus und die offiziellen Stanilismul von Rumänien, SPASIBA.
    In questa conferenza stampa dalla Federazione Russa e Ucraina per il futuro mi da una riorganizzazione del gas dall’Ucraina, SPASIBA.
    In dieser Pressekonferenz aus der Russischen Föderation und der Ukraine für die Zukunft mir durch eine Reorganisation des Gases aus der Ukraine, SPASIBA.

  38. 16.04.2013
    Oggetto: Sua lettera 003572

    Gentile signora,
    con la presente, accusiamo ricevuta della Sua lettera inviata alia commissione per le petizioni.

    Voglia prendere nota del fatto le petizioni devono avere per oggetto un argomento correlato a questioni quali:

    -i diritti dei cittadini europei quali enunciati nei trattati,
    – questioni ambientali, tutela dei consumatori,
    -libera circolazione delle persone, dei beni e dei servizi e mercato interno,
    -temi legati all’occupazione e alle politiche sociali,
    -riconoscimento delle qualifiche professional!,
    altre problematiche correlate all’attuazione del diritto dell’Unione europea.

    Poiche la commissione per le petizioni pud agire solo nei limiti delle competenze ad essa attribuite dai trattati e dal regolamento del Parlamento europeo, non ci resta che archiviare la Sua e-mail senza ulteriore seguito.

    Colgo tuttavia l’occasione per ringraziarla, a nome della commissione petizioni, per l’interesse e la fiducia che ha dimostrato nei confronti del Parlamento europeo e delle sue attivita.

    Distinti saluti,
    La Segreteria Commissione per le petizioni.

    16.04.2013 PRIVATE EMAIL TO :,

    With MOV00030.avi, SPASIBA.

    ” Nikolai foster Russia 24 TV, what do you do? Dear Nikolai Russia 24 TV, today 16 September 2016 in Kaufland in the ladies ‘ toilet it’s made sex.

    Николай укрепляют Россия 24 TV, что ты делаешь? Дорогой Николай Россия 24 TV, сегодня 16 сентября 2016 года в Кауфланде в женском туалете сделал секс.

    Nikolai fördern Russland 24 TV, was machst du? Lieber Nikolai Russland 24 TV heute 16. September 2016 im Kaufland in der Damentoilette Geschlecht gemacht.

    Nyikolaj elősegítése Oroszország 24 TV, mit csinálsz? Kedves Nyikolaj Oroszország 24 TV-vel, ma 16 szeptember 2016 Kaufland, a női WC-ben készült szex. ”


  39. ENTSCHEIDUNG: Flüchtlingspolitik am 24 September 2015.
    OFICJALNE oświadczenie: Oświadczam, że zmarłej dziewczyny I członkostwa córka.—

    DECLARATIE OFICIALA: Declar ca fata de defunct am calitatea de fiica.—

    LA DICHIARAZIONE UFFICIALE: dichiaro che la ragazza defunta che qualità di sua figlia.—

    PROHLÁŠENÍ Prohlašuji, že zemřelý holka jsem členství dcera.—


    23 settembre 2016.

  40. D. 7 Şubat 1982, D. Matache şarkıcı ve şarkı tüm hoparlörler ve mallurilor hipermarket Romanya şarkıdan \ “ne ve ben yemedim ve rasarit\\\ mutlu olmak var” ve bu kurtulmak üzerinde tv herkesin önünde kendimi kendi salonumda girdiğinizde, d. 28 Temmuz 1924 benim dedesi olimpia “mutlu yıllar” diyor.

    Russia Olympian Team, Russia Federation registration number 5213 5045 5516 7728 / 28.07.2016.

    SPASIBA, 24 szeptember 2016.

  41. Sir Paul Stephenson QPM
    Metropolitan Police
    New Scotland Yard Broadway
    London SW1H0BG,


    I am writing to you to congratulate you and your officers on the successful
    policing and security operation for the wedding of HRH the Duke and
    Duchess of Cambridge.

    This was a historic day of national celebration and the policing and security was critical to its success. The policing plan clearly worked well, with the vast majority of people experiencing an enjoyable and memorable day – thanks to the smooth way the Metropolitan Police were able to orchestrate both crowd movements and the logistical arrangements along the route. The wedding was watched by billions of people around the world. The way in which the police were able to move the vast crowd effortlessly down the Mall will have demonstrated the excellence of British policing to all.

    I know that the planning and management of the day involved many people and many weeks of hard work and effort. Many police officers spent a long day in London either policing the ceremonial route or playing a crucial role in protecting Londoners elsewhere. I would like to express my appreciation for their commitment which did so much to make the day a success.

    ROYAL MENU 0.57 £

    Ice Cream “PROFITEROLS \”.
    Baked potatoes “Horseshoe”
    Tuna salad
    Tonic water
    Baked vegetables
    Wings and pulpitis KFC
    Saratele with Sesame and cumin made by my mommy
    Fried sausages
    German beer from Bavaria
    Coca Cola Zero
    Orange juice
    Seven up
    Vodka religion Russia
    Lemon tart and orange tart
    Beans in tomato sauce and/or spicy,in England.

    I would particularly like to thank Assistant Commissioner Lynne Owens, Commander Bob Broadhurst and Chief Superintendent Peter Terry, for their personal contribution and dedication to the Royal Wedding and to ensuring that it was a very special day for the nation.

    I hope that you and your officers will now look back on the Royal Wedding as a source of great pride and achievement.
    Signature : THE RT HON THERESA MAY MP.

    Letter from the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, to the Chair of the Committee on 24 August 2016

    Thank you for your letter of 28 July. I know that you and the Education Select Committee spent a great deal of time in considering the appointment of the next Chief Inspector, and I am grateful for your engagement with the process which my predecessor oversaw.

    I have asked my officials to pick up with the Committee Clerk on the particular points of process you raise. As I work through policy issues across my new remit I will consider the wider points you made in the Committee’s report.

    Thank you again for your engagement, and I look forward to working with you and the Committee on a range of important education and children’s social care issues.

    With pleasure 2016-09-25 –
    Cont Creditor: 00017 / 2011856

    COD :B049.41.018.41
    NUMAR CLIENT :1155588
    NR CONT :017/2013900
    DATA TRANZACTIEI :25/09/2016
    CNP :2721207460020
    TARA :25.09.2016

  42. My cellular phone 0701 006 219 lycamobile HUAWEI :

    – Dial numbers: emergency number 112 (39 phones) the final in 09/21/2016 at 11:39

    – Calls received: +442075366450 in 27/03/2016 hour 22.01 call duration 00:00:17 and +40212009494 day 16/02/2016 hour 00:01:15




    Prolocollo 0006950 del 18/06/2013 UOR: UPG
    T. 0275/0118 : 0006950180613.

    Roma, data protocollo:

    Alla Sig.ra Ileana Motoc
    Str. V. Mihailescu nr. 15
    Bl. 60, sc. 1, et. 7, ap. 48, sector, 6
    060000 Bucaresti Romania.

    OGGETTO: Sig.ra Ileana Motoc – decisione n. 88 del 28/05/2013 dell”‘Ammimstrazione Nazionale Acque Romene – Istituto Nazionale di idrologia e gestione delle acque”.

    Con riferimento alla lettera n. 17181 del 28 maggio scorso, si prega di precisare quale sia il motivo della richiesta che Ella rivolge al Ministero delPInterno della Repubblica Italiana.


    Letter from the Chair of the Committee to the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Justine Greening MP on 28 July 2016

    Your predecessor as Secretary of State wrote to us on 7 July. There are two points in that letter that I should like to correct.

    First, that we had received the advertised person specification before the role was advertised and had declined an opportunity to comment on it. In fact, the Minister for Schools wrote to us on the same day that the job was advertised, 22 February: we were not invited to comment on the person specification, nor given time to do so. This stands in contrast to the post of Ofqual Chief Regulator, when, although receiving a copy of the specification for comment within a working week, our comments were incorporated into the final specification. I think it would be helpful if we could agree that in future the Committee will be given the opportunity to comment on the person specification in good time.

    Second, that we made a factual error in suggesting that Ofsted is accountable for failures in child protection. Our report states explicitly that “we agree that those delivering children’s services should be held responsible when they fail”. I am sure you would agree that Ofsted should accept responsibility when it fails to spot systemic service failure: Sir Michael Wilshaw rightly apologised after Ofsted did not pick up on child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

    You will have seen that our Report also includes a recommendation about the future of Ofsted. Your predecessor promised to consider these issues ‘in due course’, and we hope that you will give our recommendations serious thought before your first public meeting with the Committee.

    We will publish this letter and your predecessor’s letter of 7 July as a Special Report in the autumn, to ensure that the public record is complete.


    Sunt amenintata de teroristii din Romania prin intermediul computerului meu privat, 112, Rusia ia masuri de urgenta, multumesc, sa nu se mai repete.

    Ileana Motoc

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  45. Is it illegal for websites to show a persons FULL Social Security number? does. I was looking for a relative on there and his FULL Social Security number was listed. It is a division of Opens up another can of worms. By the way, he is deceased.

    • Merci pour votre retour.
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      Recevoir un accusé de réception: Oui
      Retournez au site

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  47. A hostile distant relative has disclosed the last six digits of my SSN, as well as my children’s on his blog with the statement:
    ” For the complete SSN contact me. You’ll need to say that the SSN will be used for research purposes.”
    He has also disclosed date of birth, and mother’s maiden name. He is providing the ingredients for identity theft/fraud. It is very concerning and feels like harassment. Is this legal? Do I have any recourse? What steps do you recommend I take? I have already locked my credit down.

    • Hi Teresa. Generally, reports and investigations of identity theft are handled by the Federal Trade Commission. You can find more information in their website: Or you can call them at 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338).

  48. You are required to place your ss# on your checks when you pay your medicare premiums. Any bank teller or someone stealing from your mailbox when you get your notices now have all the information they need.

  49. Does the Social Security Administration keep your social security card when you apply for a name change? I went to my local social security office today to get a card with a new name, and the employee gave me back all of my paperwork except my current card. I asked her why she kept it since I had to change my name once before and they gave me my old card back. She said they should have taken it in the past as well.

    Is there an official policy of seizing social security cards when someone applies for a new name? Now I wish I had insisted on getting my card back and destroying it myself!

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  54. I am applying for captioning to my cell phone due to severe hearing, and upon requesting with a Phone Captioning Provider, from whom I have purchased a land phone with captioning; now asks for the last four digits of my Social,in order to process..
    How can I be secure in letting that be known?

  55. This does not tell you how to protect your identity once your card has been stolen and how to prevent Identity theft from happening when all of your personal information/cards have been stolen. Police report was filed, and created a My ss account. But how do i protect myself further from the thieves using my number for personal gain or identity theft?

  56. hello my name is Tenisha Wagstaff. I want to know how do I put a block on my kids social security number. someone keep using their number every year to file taxes. I want to block them from using it. I don’t know who it is. I just want to block their ssn.

  57. Why do I need to give my ssn to see a doctor. Federal or state id that complies with the federal Id Act should be sufficient.

  58. I did not realize my name would be posted to a public blog. Please delete my full name from the January 15, 2018. Blog posting immediately. It was posted at 2:03 pm.

  59. I heard that you can protect your ss number by requesting them to tell you if anyone is using your ss. I tried it on line but was unable to find it anywhere

    • Hi Gary, please call 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account.

  60. my name is audrey davis and my mother is 72 years old and loss her social security number not the card shes has that but she was at a senior citzen program at the northwest center in orlando flordia and left her paper work on the chair and it had all of her information on it ss # and her bank statement but i already took care the bank statement so i reported a fraud for her ss#. her number is 407-294-1249

    • Hi Audrey. Generally, reports and investigations of identity theft are handled by the Federal Trade Commission, you and your mother can find more information in their website: or by calling 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338). To learn more about the steps individuals can take to prevent or resolve issues of identity theft, read our publication: “Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number”. We hope this helps.

  61. I was told by the IRS that I should alert you that my SSN was involved in a security breach with my former employer, Rockdale I.S.D., Rockdale, Texas. A false income tax return was filed under my SSN.

    • I did not realize that this comment would be published. I was only trying to get a SECURED message to the Social Security Administration. Please take down my post.

      • Hi Jeana, for security reasons, we do not have access to personal information. If you need to make any corrections to your earnings, you will need to go into your local Social Security office. When you go, you will need to provide proper ID and any supporting evidence. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to make an appointment. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks!

    • Hi Jeana, for security reasons, we do not have access to personal information. If you need to make any corrections to your earnings, you will need to go into your local Social Security office. When you go, you will need to provide proper ID and any supporting evidence. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to make an appointment. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks!

  62. Good Day,
    I’m interested in obtaining a list of persons/institutions that are entitled to be given your SSN. I understand an employer being given access to that information. However, can a child be blocked from attending a school if you’ve provided a birth certificate and other pertinent information?

    • Hello Bea, giving your number is voluntary even when you’re asked for the number directly. The decision is yours.
      If requested, you should ask:
      • Why your number is needed;
      • How your number will be used;
      • What happens if you refuse; and
      • What law requires you to give your number.
      The answers to these questions can help you decide if you want to give your Social Security number.
      anyone can refuse to disclose his or her number, but the requester can refuse its services if you do not give it. Businesses, banks, schools, private agencies, etc., are free to request someone’s number and use it for any purpose that does not violate a federal or state law. Sometimes they will issue a different number if you ask.
      We hope this information helps!

  63. Did ypu send a letter telling me I had identity theft or is this the identity theft. lthe number I called
    was 1-800-908-4490-X477

    This was a hacker and not he has my social and birthday and address.

    • If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks.

  64. How do I apply a PIN number to me an my kids soical cards lost my wallets two months ago want to make sure no one can get access to it

  65. MY ID AND SOCIAL SECURITY,GOT LOST .I WENT ON. Equifax Experian and Transuion . as few questions, and obvious my kids mother new my social security number to get a car.At zeck ford in Leaveanworth kansas my # is XXX-XX-XXXX

  66. Who can legally ask for my SSN?
    Who am I required to give my number to?
    Do I have to give it to an association for a back ground check?

  67. When visiting the DMV with ID necessary to renew my drivers license I think I lost my original Social Security card with my MAIDEN NAME on it. Are there any protective steps I should take?

  68. I believe I dropped my Social Security card with my name on it out of my folder while applying for a document requiring multiple ID’s. Are there any precautions I should take?

  69. I can’t open a social security account because I live in Canada and the form will only take an American state address and zip code. Canada’s postal codes are six digits. I need help.

    • We apologize for the inconvenience, Lorea. You are correct! You need a U.S. address to register for a my Social Security account, but you do not need a U.S. address to access our website or to file online for benefits.
      We recommend that individuals living outside the United States contact their nearest Federal Benefits Unit. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad. In your case, you can also use the Canadian Service Area Directory to determine which Resident Office is near you. We hope this helps!

  70. At the bank today. Had to give my SSN to the bank to put on my wife’s account.
    Informed my SSN has multiple users. More than one (me). Please respond.

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  72. I am disabled with a reading disorder I was thinking of Vantage of fraud lost my property please need assistance an attorney to help I can’t afford an attorney I’m taking care of my child that has a disability

  73. My landlord is asking for a copy of my social security card.
    The landlord already has my credit report and approved my application.
    Is this request standard and should I give them a copy of my card?

  74. I believe I am the victim of ID THEFT FRAUD. I can no longer gain entry to my account online AND I have letters from Medicare that say, “NO MONEY IS TAKEN OUT FOR MEDICAL PREMIUMS, BUT,”. . . . My bank statements show each month that monies have been removed prior to me receiving the deposit into my bank account. I’ve been to the Social Security Office over 28 hours (5 days) without correction or help from a human individual (only auto-menus).

  75. I have a few people out of state using .my birthday and social security card. Wath can.I do about. And is there away I could get played for if. For all my troubles

    • Hi Joseph, see “What should I do if I think someone is using my Social Security number?” for information on this topic. Thanks!

  76. I have had an abussive boyfridnd in the past who is in prison but will be getting out soon. He has 6 DUI’s. That is one problem. The other one is that I have had people purchased 5 I phones in my name. I did not find out until later bill of $6,000 came in the mail from AT&T. Although they cleared me of it because it was not me, I have had to change my checking account and my debit card. Under what circumstances can someone get a new social security card or is that not possible? Thank you, I appreciate your help
    Joan lynn meyers

  77. I just received a call from the number 1-773-373-9244 saying my ss number has been compromised. Is this an actual number from the social security office?

  78. My social security card was stolen and I need to contact the 3 major credit bureaus. However, I do not know their names.
    If you know who these companies are, could you please send them to me; along with phone number.
    Thank you sincerely,
    Bridgette Carson

  79. When will the IRS stop putting the full SS number on mail sent out, its very obvious the letter is from the IRS when its in big letters on the envelope

  80. I was receiving benefits and went to prison in 2015 till 08/27/2018 I need to restart them . I was awarded them through a judge

  81. Someone has been applying online for loans and credit cards using my name, address and my wife’s cell phone number. They have also signed up with the USPS Informed Delivery program to track and possibly re-direct my mail. I am afraid that they may have my Social Security number.

  82. Good Afternoon,
    I have filed a fraud report requesting that My social security be reviewed due to a number of calls and emails that I have received from debtors stating that I owe money due to charges that were not mine. I visited the social security office in Laconia hoping to get assistance and was told that I had to file on line which I had already done. In addition I am unbale to obtain a student loan because is listed that I had taken one out in the 80’s when I have never taken a loan. I lost my wallet some time ago and now I am feeling that someone is using my identity. Is there anything that the social security administration can do to help me at this point.

  83. Must I give my husband’s and my ss number on a Application for Residency. New Owners and they are requesting our numbers. I dealt with my identity stolen in 2007 and have become very leery about giving it out. We have lived in this mobile home park for ll years, but the new owners want this info.

  84. I have a caller who keep stating that my social security
    has been suspended and my assets frozen. I did a stupid thing and called back from my phone the number is 773 869 -0817 how can I make sure my SS number is not stolen

  85. I received a letter from the IRS stating someone else may have used my SSN to obtain employment. The letter suggested I come to this site ( to check my records. I tried to create an account but was rejected several times… so I placed a block on my number. I will try to visit my local SSA office to see if they can help further with this matter,

  86. I can’t tell if my report was complete. My ref. # is 102892522. It appears to me my email address and temp password were not accepted.

  87. im concern about a data breach today I have gotten information in the mail. But didn’t receive my payment for the new year. My name and number has been stolen before. Identity Theft is common for me benefits has been stolen before. Have to apply often for stolen identity theft report. LaDonna Morgan 639 W Kneeland apt 59

  88. If someone has acquired my SSN illegally, can I have an alert placed the number so that no one other than myself can use it? Or did I have to get a new SSN?

  89. I would like to know what the new numbers indicate. Which part of the number is dedicated directly to me — are some of the numbers mean my location or anything that is standard. I like to carry a replica of the card with certain numbers blocked out so that at least an agency knows I have a card and can get back to them. Would like to know what part of the card is relevant to me specifically.

  90. I have not received a CP01A Identity Protection Pin.
    When are or were they mailed? I do not see where one has been issued to me by utilizing the on-line account.

  91. My name is Tim FARRIS 10/13/1975 Someone is using my ssn# for work
    and there texes andd has used my Express debet card with out my permission needs to stop and I won’t them to get the maximum penalty for frod

  92. If a person that have NOT worked by Him/Herself and not worked the minimum 10 years or accumulated the minimum required 40 points what ARE THE REQUIREMENTS THAT THE SS. SECURITY I.G OR any other department, LIST the facts /needs to probe the wrong doing to SS. please RESPOND.

  93. Hi Metta: If the caller is claiming to be from Social Security—it is critical that you pay attention to the tone and content of the message from the caller. In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number (SSN), on file. Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment, or they threaten that Social Security will terminate your benefits if they do not confirm your information. This appears to be a widespread issue, as reports have come from people across the country. These calls are not from Social Security.

    If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security, we urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your SSN or bank account information. Never reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you, and never send the stranger money via wire transfer or gift cards.

    Social Security employees will never threaten you for information; they will not state that you face potential arrest or other legal action if you fail to provide information or pay a fee. In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up. If you receive these calls, report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at

  94. What entities am I required to show my SSN too. It seems, to me, that some business require my SSN such as Auto Dealerships to acquire a loan. Is this valid?

    Also, what about businesses that only use it to check my Credit rating.

  95. Got a call that there was questionable activity with my ss#. I hung up, and the phone # did not appear in my “recent calls.” I also can’t sign on to MySocial Security… Does not recognize my user name/password. Afraid someone may be using my account. Waiting time to speak to someone was 45 minutes. I am also on vacation now in Florida.
    Please tell me what to do, as tax time is near.
    Thank you, Martin Doris.

    • Hi, Martin. Thanks for checking in with us. Keep in mind we do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can find additional information here. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps.

  96. phone scam say to be social security, want me to call. Their phone #956-377-4541,called several times and I j just hang up.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Forrest. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  97. Hello I received a call from this number 1 800 516 6136 today around 10:54 am, they said that I have problems with my S.S. and you are prosecute me. I ask to send me a letter telling me what I did wrong. But woman get mad to me.
    Please can you lrt mr know if something is wrong with my Social Security?
    Zoraya Asturizaga

  98. I never received my new social security card. How can I check to see if it was ever mailed to me? What should I do if it has been lost in the mail?

  99. I received a phone call from Oceanside California saying I should call them immediately as my Social Security number had been compromised. Is this a scam?

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Daphne. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  100. Mr. Peter Maxwell called me from 832-220-5730,stating my SS account was to be suspende due to fraudulent claims I had been using. He wanted to know my SS, DOB,and State I came from. I did give DOB and last 4 of my SS, and State I came from. Did not give the town I came from or the first five digits of my SS. He also gave me a number of my case file as DC7010. He continued to asked for my SS number. I would not give him the rest, then he hung up.

  101. My Social security number has been out there since I was a victim in Indenity Theft,since 2008. Ive reported it several times to the police departments. No one wants to really want to help me! Up to this point been kicked out of bank accounts because, they put in counterfeit money in, and of course they sign my nane!! I’ve been a victim but no one wants to help me! I do have my documents at hand

  102. I recieved a phone call today supposedly from the Social Security Administration’s fraud investigations department. I was assisted by an Indian accented male from what sounded like a very busy call center, the phone number being (332)876-4256. When I asked why they hadn’t informed me by mail or email of suspicious activity rather than calling me by using an automated message, the man on the phone hung up. I am wondering how to verify that this was a phishing call or if it was indeed Social Security informing me of fraudulent activity. I did not find this information specified on the site.

    • Hi Angela: If the caller is claiming to be from Social Security—it is critical that you pay attention to the tone and content of the message from the caller. In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number (SSN), on file. Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment, or they threaten that Social Security will terminate your benefits if they do not confirm your information. This appears to be a widespread issue, as reports have come from people across the country. These calls are not from Social Security.

      If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security, we urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your SSN or bank account information. Never reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you, and never send the stranger money via wire transfer or gift cards.

      Social Security employees will never threaten you for information; they will not state that you face potential arrest or other legal action if you fail to provide information or pay a fee. In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up. If you receive these calls, report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at

  103. I have received 5 call over the past two days claiming to suspend my SS# due to suspicious activity. This is an obvious scam but it coincided with my Facebook acct being hacked.
    The number used was the same. 888-658-7453
    Perhaps you can trace this to its origin and shut down the site.

  104. Trying to report an attempt of information re my social security number. Rcv’d call stating that my card was involved in fraud. Phone number came from a New York 845-440-1943. Asked I call an investigator at 508-281-9573. Did a reverse look-up and both numbers were tagged as FRAUD.

  105. A private practice medical office recently refused to register me as a patient unless I gave them my SSN to use as an identifier. Is this legal?

  106. I received a letter from IRS from California stating that they believe another person may have used my social security to obtain employment. They sent me this letter to make me aware of this incident. They were thinking I maybe a victim of identity theft. please I need help to verify any misuse of my personal information. Thank you and I really appreciate your help.

  107. Do I now use my original Social Security card issued when I was a teenager in NY State, or do I have a new Social Security card to use? I am now on Social Security Disability, and live in MD.

    • Hi Deborah, thank you for using the blog to ask your question. Your Social Security number remains the same throughout your lifetime. If you’re asking about whether or not you need a replacement Social Security card because you lost yours, you may not. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important. However, if you must get a replacement card, you may be able to apply online. If you do not qualify to apply online, then you can apply by mail or visit your local office with required documentation. All documents must be either originals or certified copies. To learn more on how to get a replacement card and see if you can apply online, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page. We hope this helps!

  108. I received a phone call on my home phone telling me to call 720-279-1346 about a block on my social security card. I did not call the number.

    • Hello Ann. Thank you for letting us know about these calls. We do not usually make random calls. If you or anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.


  110. I am not applying for benefits at this time but got a call from your office say I have.
    I have called, got a call back and have been on hold forever.
    This is fraud if someone is trying to apply for benefits from my account.
    On hold again as I type this. Phone is dying. Not near a charger.

    • Hi Herman. Thank you for letting us know about these calls. We do not usually make random calls. If you or anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  111. I have heard that your SS # is not to be used as indentification for any thing but SS. Yet is seems that every time I try to do some business with a company they want the last four digits of my SS. Recently with T-Mobile I called to find out something about my phone and got into a heated argument with the agent because they wanted the last 4 digits of my SS# and I refused to give it and told them they were not supposed to use that for Identification. What is the correct answer to this problem? Pat Moore

  112. I received a letter regarding Employment related Identity Theft Notice: someone may have used my SSN to obtain employment. I live in England and am not able to open “my Social Security account” online due to not having an address in the USA. Can someone please advise me? Also, I don’t understand how anyone could steal my SSN. I only write it on my federal tax return form and mail the paper forms, never filing online. This is worrying.

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  114. Recd Phone calls informing me my soc sec was stopped due do security issuses.The numbers 202-613-2510,800-312-1203,800-7446771, a recording saying their was a problem with soc sec.I ck with local office who ck’d my acct and everything was okay.So they called three times today 5-21 my soc sec office inform me to respond to soc sec,hope this helps I gave no info to these numbers.

    • Thank you for letting us know about these calls, John. We do not usually make random calls. If you or anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  115. My wife had a copy of disabled son’s SSN in her wallet. It was lost and stolen. What should we do?

  116. I received a call today and the number said Social Security Administration. I gave them my social after I realized it was a scam. I need my social security number protected. I need for someone to call me and let me know the next step I need to do to protect my social security number.

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Shavona. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. If you suspect identity theft, you should go to and report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission or call 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338). We hope this helps!

  117. How can I acquire a replacement social security card? I understand that a letter can be added to the number if you card was stolen as mine was?

    • Hi, Gabriella. First, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. Also, if you suspect identity theft, you should go to and report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission or call 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338). We hope this helps!

  118. Can I get a different Social Security number?
    I been a victim of id theft person has my social security number & contacting my bank by impersonating me saying to give me checks & card & change of address I have reported to FTC &Experian about this also local Sheriff Police case number ,also harassing phone calls by this person with same telephone number. I have signed statements from my Bank Vice President & officer that took call from scammer I am jim mowatt Bastrop tx 78602 pobx 1868 jm

  119. I’d like to to lock my social security number. My name is Tammy Scarborough and I may have been a victim of identity theft. So I’d like to have my social security number locked for security reasons.

    Thanks ,

    Tammy Scarborough

  120. i was told that i may work someone elses social security without getting in trouble. is that correct? i don’t believe its true but they said as long as i notify you that i’m working someone elses social & have permission from that person, that its ok.

  121. O am receiving phone calls saying my ss# has been breached tried calling it is almost impossible to talk to a real person about this matter you can reach me at 6167888227 thank you

    • Hi James. Thank you for letting us know about these calls. We do not usually make random calls. If you or anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps

    • Hi, Jose. Thanks for your question. We prefer a birth certificate for proof of age. If one exists, you must submit it. If a birth certificate does not exist, we may be able to accept a U.S. Passport. We can accept only certain documents as proof of U.S. citizenship. For more information about what original documents are needed, visit here. We hope this helps.

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