|Received:||8/28/2007 11:13:42 AM|
|Organization:||Rancho Attorney Service of California|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Private Sector Use of SSNs|
Comments:I am a licensed California private investigator and a Registered Process Server in Riverside County. I have been in the Process Management business for over 30 years. My job is to effect service of process on various parties or witnesses to an ongoing court matter, pursuant to the "Due Process" provisions of the 5th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution. My job is to identify and make contact with a subject in order to give him/her "actual notice". A social security number makes it possible for me to locate and verify the correct individual, distinguishing them particularly from other individuals with the same or similary names. Without the ability to confirm said individual, it is possible that the mandatory "due process" privilege under the Constitution would be denied, causing the intended subject to be deprived of actual notice. Worse still, the money and property of an uninvolved individual could also be frozen, seized, sold, etc to satisfy a judgment against a totally different person/entity. A judgment cannot be entered unless the court believes the intended entity has received proper notice so that they may defend any claims. If the subject cannot be immediately located, the court may order publication of the summons and a judgment may be entered against an entity that has not been informed. The social security number allows private investigators and process servers to find the proper person and give them actual notice, thereby protecting their Constitutional right to due process.