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Give Me Your Number or Else

Marjorie and Aram Langhans, pictured last week in Yakima, became vigilant about guarding their Social Security numbers after their nephew’s identity was stolen.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Marjorie and Aram Langhans, pictured last week in Yakima, became vigilant about guarding their Social Security numbers after their nephew’s identity was stolen. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

When Aram Langhans asked the Yakima Heart Center to remove his Social Security number from their files, his request had unexpected consequences: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/may/27/patient-denied-treatment-over-social-security/

When was the last time you were asked for your SS number? Have you ever refused the request?



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