|Received:||8/30/2007 5:03:49 PM|
|Organization:||A&A Legal Service|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Private Sector Use of SSNs|
Comments:Re:Private Sector Use of SSNs The problem is that you are attacking the problem wrong.Private Investigators are not the prime source of identity theft.The use of ssn's is a private investigators tool which saves consumers.We locate individuals by this tool and it saves consumers money. Identity thieves get their information thru sources that are not used by investigators in cases. Of, course limit who has access to their use but someone who is legitimately licensed by a State to conduct investigations should not have their customers punished by those who are breaking the law.Why should the masses suffer for the few who break the rules?We invented security systems at homes not to prevent burglary but to slow and eliminate the crime in some areas. What is the test for the new law?Today we have this many thefts but after the law we have this many.Since, id thieves are not using the same source to get the ssn numbers as pi's what will be accomplished. The only thing accomplished is more uncollectible debt and consumers facing high investigative costs.The answer is to make the rules stringent on who has access to the numbers but do not exclude legitimate business and increase consumer costs.