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Re: SSN database scam?
One thing people forget is that Lexis-Nexis is hardly the first company to
offer this kind of service. Several years ago, there was a controversy when
Lotus planned to offer this kind of information on CD-ROM.
The main competition of Lexis-Nexis, West Publishing Company ("Westlaw"),
offered this kind of service before Lexis did. The last I heard, it was
possible to get SSNs via Westlaw. I don't know if this is still true.
I checked with a friend of mine, and got this response: "Westlaw offers
access to several databases (including its PEOPLE-CB and INFOAM databases).
They provide a person's "Credit Bureau Header," which contains social
security number, previous address(s), telephone number(s), spouse name, date
of birth, related names/aliases, and the date the report was filed."
I happen to work for Lexis-Nexis, but I don't speak for the company. I work
in a very different part of the company, and don't know the people involved