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RE: Why it's easier today for a thief to guess your nine digits
I have been using a made-up number for years as an SSN surrogate. The number has the proper number of digits and is easy for me to remember. I use it only when the actual SSN is not required, and always disclose that I am using a substitute number. It's gossamer armor, but it does limit the dissemination of the real one.
Posted by leber70@...
2nd Feb 2010