I’ve met Dave Gildea about a half dozen times in my life. Sam’s told me he was extroverted in college and then went into a shell when he had to be around a work environment. My best guess is that he knows that if he opens his mouth too much, he’ll be shit canned because what he has to say is too perverse. Nevertheless, I enjoy his humor and dedicated following to the blog. Dave will love if you read up on his wedding.

When I posted my college transcript to the blog today it had my social security # as the student ID #. I even looked at that before I posted it, but didn’t look at it close enough, and didn’t think the two could be the same. Obviously with Dave’s keen eye and pure joy received from other people’s stupidity, he spotted that it indeed was my SSN and made mention of this mishap on Facebook. Within 2 minutes his brother (had no idea he existed) commented and then a random friend also pointed out that it was available on the Twitter thumbnail that gets posted. Egg on my face.

I had to delete the Facebook and Twitter posts and have little concern for this incident as only about 10 people probably read the post and only Dave would be wily enough to notice and actually copy it down. On this slow Friday, I’m hunting for material so I figured I’d post what a thief can do with your SSN#.

  1. Open Financial Accounts – Wells Fargo was happy opening up accounts when nobody existed, I’m sure they’d be quite pleased with any valid social.
  2. Get Medical Care –  I have no idea how this would work or come back to the person who didn’t receive the treatment.
  3. File for a Fraudulent Tax Refund 
  4. Commit Crimes – Give the fake SSN to law enforcement

To Friday and Dave Gildea!