June 19, 2007

Got My Number?

I was unable to open a bank account today because somebody else has an account that uses my social security number.

"Have your card handy?" asked the bank manager.

"As a matter of fact, I do."

An hour of phoning around later, the bank is still unable to get in touch with the other person using my number, so no account for me.

At least I am not poor Hilda Schrader Whitcher, whose number was claimed by more than 5000 people after it was printed on a sample card in a wallet sold at Wooworth.

Posted by David at June 19, 2007 04:50 PM
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