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Post Reply Chinese hacked US goverment, millions SSN compromised
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Posted 11/4/15
Yup. Received two notices from OPM, had a couple of scammer emails and phone calls.
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Posted 11/4/15
Ummmm, usually this sort of thing is in the media, and the government doesn't usually send you anything about your social security card being stolen or anything. I would be careful, it could be a scam. I would thoroughly investigate the story and call and ask the social security administration about it. You might spend an hour on the phone or so, but its better than getting scammed.
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SSN's are too short and can't be changed. We need longer numbers that are changable. Or even better STOP USING SSN FOR VERIFICATION!!!
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Nothin' happened to me yet. I would know a scam if it popped up. Then again, I ignore most unknown phone numbers as is, seldom get spam email, etc. I make sure to leave a minuscule footprint. I'm quite surprised, since I became an adult I've had basically no noticeable spam mails, calls, or people trying to send me credit card applications. I am basically invisible.

On another note, no one should be surprised that the hacking was done by the Chinese. They're one of the top countries, in terms of spam mail output- alongside India- so obviously, other cybercrime and cyber scamming is going to be common there as well.
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Posted 11/4/15

Rujikin wrote:

SSN's are too short and can't be changed. We need longer numbers that are changable. Or even better STOP USING SSN FOR VERIFICATION!!!


That's the problem right there, everybody using the SSN for everything.
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Posted 11/8/15
Hell I don't care I'll Post my SSN right here. Forums have a feature that blanks it out any way ### ## #### try it it works.
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kamaitachi5587 wrote:

Hell I don't care I'll Post my SSN right here. Forums have a feature that blanks it out any way ### ## #### try it it works.



I see what you did there...
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Posted 11/9/15

demo_Animation wrote:


kamaitachi5587 wrote:

Hell I don't care I'll Post my SSN right here. Forums have a feature that blanks it out any way ### ## #### try it it works.



I see what you did there...


Good Hopefully nobody would be gullible enough to fall for that. Take me for instance i never fall for a scam. Just recently I sent an imprisoned Nigerian prince 5,000 so he could get out. When he does he'll be sending me 100K. Can't wait to get my hands on that money.
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