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Our family's identity was stolen. Then it happened again.
For as long as my wife and I have been married, I've been able to rattle off her Social Security number. It's a convenient thing to know, allowing me to fill out paperwork until she's there to sign her name to whatever document called for the number.
It turns out we weren't the only ones who knew this piece of important information.
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On Jan. 4, a woman walked into a Verizon store in Selinsgrove, in Snyder County, armed with my wife's Social Security number and our home address.