• Website under scrutiny for allegedly selling Social Security numbers for $249

    By: Bridgette Matter , Action News Jax

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    A website is under fire after allegations that it was selling Social Security numbers of dead people for $249.

    Thieves are becoming more savvy when it comes to stealing your identity, and websites are making it easier to do.

    Peopleinfofind.com is being scrutinized by the Better Business Bureau.

    The website allegedly guarantees with the right information, you’ll get the Social Security number you’re looking for in three easy steps.

    It asks for only a name, last known address and date of birth.

    The website says the search is confidential, so you won’t even know if a thief is trying to take your identity or the identity of a deceased loved one.

    The website says what it’s doing is legal, so long as you have a valid purpose, such as debt recovery or a forgotten Social Security number.

    Action News Jax law and safety expert Dale Carson said there is no specific restriction in the state of Florida for taking someone’s social security number.

    Carson says anyone looking to buy these personal numbers probably don’t have the best intentions.

    “It’s illegal to use that Social Security number or other identifier to pick up someone’s identity,” Carson said.

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