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Subject: Re: [APG] Social Security numbers
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 15:53:38 EDT

It could be used to predict or narrow down the first three numbers (which
are area specific) and the middle two numbers which are sequential; but
there would be no way to determine (aside from trial and error) to determine
the final four numbers (the individual number).


In a message dated 7/7/2009 3:27:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,

The Death Index is not used to determine the numbers of any living person.
It was used to discover _patterns_, which can then, given a few data
points such as birth date and place of birth, be used to predict that person's
number with varying degrees of accuracy. (Those born in smaller states, for
example, were assigned numbers which can be predicted with more accuracy.)
Ray Beere Johnson II

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