What is the danger in someone learning a dead person's Social Security number?
“So what?,” many are likely thinking. “Genealogy is a hobby. How can you possibly weigh the pain of these parents against the needs of genealogists? No contest.”
If a guy knocks on my door wearing a McDonald's uniform and says "hi I'm from McDonald's, I'll pay you $500 to put this couch in my van", I don't expect McDonalds to pay up when I don't get a check in the mail. So why the fuck can Visa expect me to pay up when some asshole steals my mail?
I was thinking more of the credit rating issue - the burden of proof is on the victim to prove their identity was stolen, and the credit rating still may suffer.
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