Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Confusion when social security numbers are truncated

The Pittsburgh Channel is reporting on an incident of confusion in credit reports when consumer reporting agencies are required to truncate social security numbers. When all digits are used, the number is unique to an individual. But when only a portion of them are used, there are hundreds of others with similar numbers, some of whom you don't want added to your credit report: Social Security Number Privacy: Check Your Credit Report.

No comments: