21 February 2012

Identity Theft Photo Addendum

Thinking about last Friday’s blog post, Passwords, PINs and IDs, I started wondering about identify theft in the days when this photo of my great grandparents was taken.

Steal my great-grandfather’s identify? We aren’t certain of his name before he came to the US in the late-1800s, we’re not sure of the name he took or was given when he arrived in the US, and when we think we’ve found him in census or other records, the name and other information is different each time.

Steal his Social Security number? No, he died years before Roosevelt started that program.

Warren’s great grandparents.

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