More people were interested in social security than I expected. There is more information that may be useful. One of our fastest growing crimes is “identity theft” and it can involve a social security number. Don’t let others get your social security number unless you trust them. Crooks can get other’s social security numbers various ways, such as credit card statements, stolen records, your trash can, or by lying about who they are in phone calls. Do not carry your card with you, such as in your wallet, if it shows your number. If you think a crook has used your number report it to www.idtheft.gov and/or call 18774384338. Remember, you are stuck with the number you have now and cannot get a new and different social security number.