Is my US social security number still sensitive information if it was granted to me on a 1 year visa a decade ago and has long since expired?

How much identity theft can you do with expired social security cards for aliens?


Those numbers don't actually "expire" and aren't re-used. It's still tied to your identity.


They were invented only for the Social Security system, which is the American version of a public pension system, but get used far beyond their original mandate.

I don't know how banks are with doing checks now, but one once issued a credit card to my dog after a drunk party guest applied on his behalf with a randomly-generated number. (That was a weird call to a fraud line...)

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