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Re-cycled social security card?

I just received my first social security card about 8 months ago. Recently I applied for an auto loan to get to my two jobs and I found that my attached to this new number were negative credit issues that go back to 2001. I was probably just starting high school when this happened. Instructed by my lawyer, I went to the social security office to get the number replaced, since they gave me a card that already had a bad credit history. I was told to call the identity theft hotline and that it would take from 6 to 10 years to close. This identity theft happened when the number had not been issued to me and social security gave me this number that already had this problem.

Any feedback on how I can get this problem solved in present tense?

Updated : June 26, 2012 by Guest


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Reusing or recycling Social Security numbers

June 26, 2012 by David Luhman

The SSA states the following regarding this :

Q: Are Social Security numbers reused after a person dies?

A: No. We do not reassign a Social Security number (SSN) after the number holder's death. Even though we have issued over 453 million SSNs so far, and we assign about 5 and one-half million new numbers a year, the current numbering system will provide us with enough new numbers for several generations into the future with no changes in the numbering system.

http://www.ssa.gov/history/hfaq.html

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