Virtually, each and every time a person uses his social security number, that transaction or information gathered from that event is disseminated into the three major credit bureaus that are used globally. Social security numbers are also most known as identification numbers since they are used to recognize or “identify” a person by the information that is attached to them.
In some search cases where you’re looking for vital information, you may only have a piece or fragments of pieces of information to help you in your search. That small snippet of information may only be a last name or parts of it, a last known address or maybe the person’s gender or age. No matter what you’re missing, you can always locate a person with their social security numbers. In some cities and states, a social security number is issued at birth while in some instances a person may have to apply for it (or their children’s) later. Once a social security number is assigned to a person, it follows them for the rest of their lives, and is used to quickly identify them and any information that pertains to or relates to them.
Even if small or critical parts of information about a person are missing, there are still ways to find out what or where the person is simply by using their social security numbers. A useful system that takes the social security number and efficiently reverses the search is a way to also find out information about a person. It’s called the Reverse Social Security Number search, and it is essentially taking the person’s social security number and their last name and conducting a search to find out address information, work history, financial information, etc. Even if the subject is a female who is married, by using her maiden name and her social security number, it’s easy to locate information on her that follows her wherever she goes.
There are several reasons where this type of search would be most helpful, and a lot of investigative careers and individuals implement this system on a daily basis. For instance, private investigators or debt collectors may use the reverse social security number search to locate a person in order to contact them or to collect a debt. Essentially anything that was and is connected to that person via their assigned social security number is traceable information that a person could obtain rather quickly. This type of search cuts down significantly on the time that a person would spend finding, verifying and then tracing informational leads.
With many large-scale informational search directories, there is a database maintained that provides a long list of information categorized into different types and styles of the information that was gathered. For instance, full-scale online searches may be conducted to find:
- a person’s last name, maiden names in some cases
- homes for sale in a particular zip code
- information about corporations or employees
There are a myriad of ways to conduct searches, but many times the parameters are so broad that you would have to list multiple criterion in order to scale the search down to any workable size. But with social security numbers, the searches are significantly pared down because each number is unique to only one individual on the planet. No two people share the same social security number, so there are zero chances of getting duplicate information from one number, or in the case of a social security number being mistaken for a different person. Once that number is assigned, it lasts forever.
Using a person’s social security number as a search tool and as an identification tool is perhaps one of the most well-known and more preferred mechanisms of searching that is used today. Since it is virtually impossible to legally hold a job, open a bank account, attend school or do any number of things without a social security identification number, using this unilateral method of tracking has proven to be invaluable at returning correct and detailed information on just about any person in the world, living or dead.