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Who Do I Call If I Lost My Social Security Card?

By Steven Shaw on 7/22/2015

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Recently my teenage daughter landed her first official job, and her employer needed to see a copy of her Social Security card. But I have no idea where I’ve stored it. It wasn’t in our safe deposit box, and a search of all the other places I may have put it turned up nothing. We needed to get a replacement card fast — but how? 

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5 Places Where You Should Never Give Your Social Security Number

By Steven Shaw on 3/28/2013

5 Places Where You Should Never Give Your Social Security Number

Every time you go to a new doctor or dentist and they give you a clipboard brimming with documents to fill out and sign, notice how they always ask for your Social Security number? Do you dutifully give it up? Did you ever wonder if they really need it?

I once asked a doctor why he wanted it. His response: “I don’t really know. I guess it’s because we’ve always asked for it.” (In actuality, most doctors ask in case your insurance doesn’t pay the entire invoice and/or to fill out a death certificate if you die. Offer a next of kin who knows the number instead, and your phone number for billing issues.)

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Lose Your Social Security Card? Here’s What to Do.

By Steven Shaw on 3/22/2013

Lose Your Social Security Card? Here's What to Do.

Most people know which documents contain sensitive information and require special care. But do you know what to do if you lose your Social Security card, credit card or driver’s license? There are two concerns when you lose a card or document that contains sensitive information — retrieving it for your personal use and doing whatever you can to prevent identity theft that could result from the loss. Here’s a guide for getting through the loss of sensitive documents.

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