Friday, March 1, 2013

Following Friday - SSDI and Identity Theft

I have taken to reading a number of blogs from fellow genealogists not so much in the hope of finding ancestors, but for learning from the trials and tribulations of others.  This article, from Dick Eastman, is a very well written post about how and why the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) can be used for identity theft protection.  I actually encourage others outside of the genealogy world to read this article and do as Mr. Eastman suggests - encourage your banks and credit card companies to use the SSDI to purge their databases of Social Security numbers for deceased people.

For more from Dick Eastman's blog, Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, click here.

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