Identity theft affects about 10 million Americans each year. If you’ve been a victim of identity theft and someone has misused your Social Security number, it is possible to get a new Social Security number.
There’s also one other time when you can get a new Social Security number. It’s when you’ve been the victim of family violence and you’re trying to get out of an abusive situation. In such situations, relocating and creating a new identity – including a new Social Security number – may be the only way to for you to stay safe. [continue reading…]