_Silly_Wizard_7 karma2016-09-22 18:41:10 UTC
You can't lock down a non-unique number.
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_Silly_Wizard_7 karma2020-12-29 19:47:41 UTC
Dr. Tingle which dinosaur has the hottest butt?
_Silly_Wizard_3 karma2016-09-22 18:40:45 UTC
Err, as I understand is, SSNs aren't unique.
The first two groups of digits I believe relate to place of birth, and the last four digits tick up sequentially within the context of the first two groupings. That only gives you 10,000 possibilities within each part of the country before numbers need to be reused.
There's 320 million of us right now. A lot of those numbers get recycled.
Hence, "Please provide your SSN, last name, and date of birth." It's not just verifying that info matches, it's to pick out the correct person assigned to that SSN.
(Quick anecdote -- the military uses SSNs for everything. When I was in the Navy, I managed to get a glimpse of a computer screen after I'd provided my SSN and the admin person had typed it in. There were 3 or 4 other sailors whose names popped up along with that SSN, and she just asked me for my name to pull up the correct records.)
I wouldn't worry about it too much.
_Silly_Wizard_2 karma2018-06-09 20:53:08 UTC
Did you have to take classes on climbing so far up your own asshole?
_Silly_Wizard_1 karma2018-12-17 08:29:23 UTC
Why are you under the impression any of us should have any idea what the fuck COL is?
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