posted on Aug, 29 2019 @ 05:56 PM
When I moved out of town, there were some changes I had to make of the usual things.
New mailing address
New address on drivers license
New bank, though I kept my bank from work
New friends and family
...and so on.
I have a rather unusual name - I don't mean Rajesh Kuthrapolli, or McFlownoe McFlooneyLoo unusual, but not popular when I was born.
I felt as though there may not be anyone in the state with my exact name, first, MI and Last.
Two doors down from my office - I had moved over to a new department - was a person with my EXACT First, MI and Last.
Yes his middle name was spelled differently by one letter. (an 'e' vs an 'a' in one place).
In my same employer there was a person with my exact First and Last (Middle Initial was E, though).
AND to make things worse, several of the agencies had already mixed us up, so that when I went to do a Re-Fi, the agency, who didn't bother to check
the SS# had me as the 'Other Guy' (with the E middle Initial).
They were going to throw me a retirement party and...yep, sent the invite to the guy three doors down.
I would get mail addressed to both of them.
I shudder to think if my name was 'John'. Or my last name was 'Jones'.
I think in Vietnam there must be a million Nguyen. I wanted to find a friend who had moved house. Both were VN, and both had Nguyen as their last
So, yeah, we need about 100 layers of 'ID confirmation' and '10 hashing formulas' or more, not JUST a SS# or a Name, or a DL or an Age, or a
As to social score, let's be honest. In a city of a Million people (as an easy calculation), I'd say half of them were below the median of unsavory,
unpleasant, criminal, substance abusers, kick their dog, wife, traffic tickets.
For those who have never been arrested and/or convicted of anything or never had a speeding ticket, or never had a parking ticket - basically 'squeaky
clean', the thing that would throw them off the bus would be a mistake.