’ll bet he wasn’t, given that in the United States, the SSN is still the golden key to access someone’s potential lines of credit. Someone has probably already figured out that they can use a demand for this information as the source of inputs to commit full-fledged identity fraud. It’s an emotionally loaded demand, so it will probably work. Then, the scammer can break off the relationship for something that was allegedly found in the check. It’s the worst security of all: Insecurity in the name of security.I bet it's already worked. How long before some dating service that does background checks and reveals them to members before dating gets sued bigtime?
— Beware the Dating Security Complex, by Chandler Howell, Not Bad For a Cubicle, March 9th, 2007