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Question for You about Name Similarities ...

rundown99's avatar - cigar

I recently thought about this.... What if someone with a common name (such as John Smith) formed a blind trust after winning a jackpot?  Even though all the social security numbers of all U.S. Citizens are different, a bank or the government could make a mistake in calling the wrong person with the same first and last name on the phone.  After all, bank and government officials are human, and humans can make mistakes.  What are your thoughts?

RJOh's avatar - chipmunk

What are the odds of two John Smiths having social security, telephone and house numbers and cities so similar that they could be confused?

KY Floyd

My thought is that if your bank is using a phone book to find the phone numbers for their account holders, then you need a new bank.

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