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Protecting your social security number is key to preventing identity theft. When a Turlock woman saw her social security number clearly displayed on her utility bill, she didn’t know what to do, so she called Kurtis Ming.
Margie and Tim Humphres are still settling into their new Turlock home after recently moving from Ceres.
One of the final bills from their old home came with a surprise.
“I was shocked, frustrated,” said Margie.
Right through the window of their final Ceres utility bill, you could read her most sensitive information.
“It has my social security number on there twice, and then my driver’s license number on there twice,” said Margie.
She called the city, which apologized, but that wasn’t good enough.
“How many hands did this pass through that saw my personal information?” asked Margie.
And how could Ceres allow this to happen?
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