OK, right now get your wallet or purse.
Is your social security card inside? Take it out. Keep it in your home somewhere safe. A file cabinet, a file folder, a desk, anywhere but your wallet.
Why? Your wallet already has your driver's license, credit cards and checking information in it, right? Why give criminals the one thing they really need to start opening new accounts and spending $$; your social security #.
I took mine out of my wallet several years back when my sister's car was broken into while she was at the gym. Crooks know that women who work out at gyms aren't going to bring in their purse, aren't going to use a locker. They look for women walking in with their towels, membership cards, and that's it. While she was working out, a crook smashed in her window and took her purse, that she had hidden under her seat. The purse contained her license, her checks, credit cards and social security number. She had a lady try to cash a check at her bank using a fake id with the lady's picture, but my sister's name on it!! That's how far they will go. The bank had already been alerted and knew tha this was not my sister, so they denied the claim, called the police after the lady left, and also told my sister.
Please, take that S.S. card out of that purse/wallet and put it away!