What does the red numbers on the back of your Social Security mean?

What does the red numbers on the back of your Social Security mean?

If you use the number on the back, the “tracking number for blank cards” printed in red ink, you’re claiming ownership of the card and the chattel property it represents. You are the chattel property. If you don’t, they “own” you.

What info is on the back of a Social Security card?

The back of the card contains information about the SSN and the card itself, including where to mail found cards, where and how to obtain information from SSA, a card stock sequence number, and the card’s official form number.

What security features are on a Social Security card?

One or more of the following security features appear on SSN cards issued since 10/31/1983:

  • Tamper-proof background.
  • Color-shifting ink.
  • Intaglio printing in some areas on the front of the card.
  • Latent image on the face of the card visible only when viewed at specific angles.

What bank does Social Security use?

The Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card is issued by Comerica Bank, pursuant to a license by MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard® and MasterCard® Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

What changes are coming to Social Security in 2022?

This is the Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2022 and it means those who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits will see a 5.9 percent boost to their payments in the new calendar year. It is the highest year-on-year increase since 1982.

Do Social Security cards have pictures?

Each application for a card would require the number holder to visit an SSA facility to have a picture or biometric reading taken to be included on the card or to verify the picture or biometric reading against SSA records.

Why you should not laminate your Social Security card?

Do not laminate your card. Lamination prevents detection of many security features. However, you may cover the card with plastic or other removable material if it does not damage the card.

How much does a SSN cost on the black market?

For people with high credit scores, a Social Security number, birth date, and full name can sell for $60 to $80 on the digital black market. It may not sound like much, but for hackers, a good credit score can fetch a nice premium.