|Received:||3/14/2007 3:20:53 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Proof Positive: New Directions for ID Authentication|
Comments:I have just had my purse and Driver's License stolen. I've also learned that one of the first things a criminal will do is find out your SSN and then attempt to get a replacement card. They have all my information (via my DL#) except the SSN which I'm sure they can find out. To avoid anyone obtaining a replacement card, I should be able to put some sort of red flag via ssa.gov on my SSN. There are no pictures in the system to compare to so they can walk in with a fake photo ID and get a copy of SS card. Having my SSN flagged at the Social Security office could help prevent this from happening. I'm frustrated now because although I've followed all the steps/suggestions related to protecting myself after my information has been stolen, I have no way to flag my SSN except with the credit reporting agencies. With all of the identify theft going on, why aren't our SSN's better protected? It's ridiculous!