Thursday, September 11, 2008 – Permalink –
Secret SS Information
What's on your card?
"The first three (3) digits of a person's social security number are determined by the ZIP Code of the mailing address shown on the application for a social security number. Prior to 1973, social security numbers were assigned by field offices. The number merely established that his/her card was issued by one of the offices in that State."
If you're an employer, you can verify if the number is valid:
Social Security Number Verification
(There are three types of cards)
" The most misused SSN of all time was (078-05-1120). In 1938, wallet manufacturer the E. H. Ferree company in Lockport, New York decided to promote its product by showing how a Social Security card would fit into its wallets. A sample card, used for display purposes, was inserted in each wallet. Company Vice President and Treasurer Douglas Patterson thought it would be a clever idea to use the actual SSN of his secretary, Mrs. Hilda Schrader Whitcher.
Other things on the site include:
(Including such luminaries as: Otto von Bismarck, Frances Perkins, and Arthur Altmeyer )
<Doug Klippert@ 3:29 AM
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