Deputies: 30 Social Security Numbers Compromised

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Thomasville, Georgia October 23, 2011

"I never give my full social security number out to anyone," says Damion Warren.

Damion Warren tells us he tries his best to avoid identity theft - but a recent investigation reveals you can never be too careful.

The Thomas County Board of Elections and Registration says 30 Thomasville citizens were told their social security numbers had been compromised.

"Compromised means someone else has gotten your number, a felon has gotten your number and has used it before," says Thomas County Supervisor of Elections Phillip Henry.

Henry says each county can pull a state report to get a listing of what numbers have been used by convicted felons. Deputies say they're not sure how the criminals got the numbers but some of the incidents were just typos, while other numbers were used to avoid a warrant or a traffic ticket.

"We don't think this was done to steal identity we think it was done to hide their identity," says Thomas County Deputy Captain Steve Jones.

Though Deputies say no fraud is suspected in these incidents, they say it's still important people like Warren check their credit report twice a year, just in case.

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