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Social Security Number

The widespread use, sale, purchase, display and solicitation of social security numbers makes consumers significantly more vulnerable to identity theft. Consumers Union provides recommendations for policy improvements to mitigate the risks created by widespread use and trade in consumers’ SSNs.