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I've just signed up for Social Security and received a notice that I can access my account information online.
Of course, there is a password ( that I get to choose ) involved but it's only a seven digit number.
With identity theft being what it is, this seems rather lax to me.
There are options to not use a password and even block access to the account online or by automated telephone service.

Looking for comments on what the forum thinks of this.

My thoughts are that it's not very secure.
 

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Well... congrats to you for finally reaching that point. :up:

To your point, it would depend on the level of risk. Once logged in, what kind of access would that afford them?

Are there any additional security questions they ask?

Also, in relation to that risk, how often would you need to access that site, and what kind of a pain would it be to not get the access?

Sometimes you can call on the phone in and get someone in a few minutes. Sometimes.... you can forget it. ;)
 

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Well... congrats to you for finally reaching that point. :up:

To your point, it would depend on the level of risk. Once logged in, what kind of access would that afford them?

Are there any additional security questions they ask?

Also, in relation to that risk, how often would you need to access that site, and what kind of a pain would it be to not get the access?

Sometimes you can call on the phone in and get someone in a few minutes. Sometimes.... you can forget it. ;)
Hi Dr :D

Once logged in, what kind of access would that afford them?
Info can be added or deleted....like current address, job status, marital status.

Are there any additional security questions they ask?
I don't know because I haven't set up online access.
I'm hoping to find someone that's gone through the process.

Also, in relation to that risk, how often would you need to access that site, and what kind of a pain would it be to not get the access?
That's a convenience factor. That's not a consideration in my query. It's the security of their online access that I'm interested in :)
 

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who would want to wake up in the morning and realize they are you..:D
Just think...if you live in the US.........your taxes are affording me my retirement pleasures :p......:D
( I can get rid of last year's Vette and put a new red one in my garage :D )

Now you'd probably say you'd like to wake up and be me!!!!......:p___:p___:p________:D
 

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Just think...if you live in the US.........your taxes are affording me my retirement pleasures :p......:D
( I can get rid of last year's Vette and put a new red one in my garage :D )

Now you'd probably say you'd like to wake up and be me!!!!......:p___:p___:p________:D
we do this just for you jack. you sound very unappreciative of our efforts.

if you would have bought the ferrari, it would still have not been delivered so you would not have these problems.

life if is tough..at you age i would think you would realize it:D
 

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we do this just for you jack. you sound very unappreciative of our efforts.

if you would have bought the ferrari, it would still have not been delivered so you would not have these problems.

life if is tough..at you age i would think you would realize it:D
Meh!...it's just another entitlement that you owe me ( :p....:D )

I think I should be given a gas card and free insurance, too. :mad:

I thought about a Ferrari at first....but I support American labor :D_:D
 

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Just think...if you live in the US.........your taxes are affording me my retirement pleasures :p......:D
( I can get rid of last year's Vette and put a new red one in my garage :D )


Now you'd probably say you'd like to wake up and be me!!!!......:p___:p___:p________:D
Damned socialist! :mad:

Congrats, Jack. You had better trade in that 'Vette for a snowmobile in anticipation of Lan's upcoming Ice Age. ;)
 

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I would use the risk vs reward factor to answer the question.

What is to be gained by having online access?

I can not think of anything because I would bet if you missed a check or whatever question you have that you would have to deal with it in person or on the phone anyway.

Even if I am wrong on that I don't see any need to have it online where it could be hacked and I agree that the security seems poor with such a short password given how much damage could be done if somebody got your info.
 

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They already know the amount of money your get from them and your get NO MORE then that. Go to your local Social Security and see someone in person. Make a appointment or your have a long wait. If you do not have a Medicare or do have it and they ask for your Medicare number and then you did not keep the Medicare card so do not know and they will not or the guy I seen would not do anything without the Medicare number. But he new me by the Social Security number but wanted the Medicare number for doing others things dealing with Medicare so I had to call and get a new Medicare card and guess what? The Medicare number and Social Security number is the very same number. Talk about red tape. Why they did that to me I do not know when it's the very same number. So if they ask just till then your SSN.
 

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I think you still have to register in person. At least I hope so.

Also if you were in the military Jack make sure they are aware. Veterans get extra money. They have records on the current ones since the mid 60's if I am not mistaken but the Neanderthals like you they might not have you accounted for if you did serve.

Congrats on being a retired bloodsucker :D

Well assuming you collect for 5 years or whatever it amounts to drain what you contributed :p
 

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They already know the amount of money your get from them and your get NO MORE then that. Go to your local Social Security and see someone in person. Make a appointment or your have a long wait. If you do not have a Medicare or do have it and they ask for your Medicare number and then you did not keep the Medicare card so do not know and they will not or the guy I seen would not do anything without the Medicare number. But he new me by the Social Security number but wanted the Medicare number for doing others things dealing with Medicare so I had to call and get a new Medicare card and guess what? The Medicare number and Social Security number is the very same number. Talk about red tape. Why they did that to me I do not know when it's the very same number. So if they ask just till then your SSN.
This isn't about signing up for Social Security, hewee.
Or Medicare......it's about the option of logging onto an existing SS account, online, to correct or change a potential status issue.
Password security looks weak to me and I wondered what others that have recently signed up think of it.

I did my application over the phone and it was easy.
 

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I think you still have to register in person. At least I hope so.

Also if you were in the military Jack make sure they are aware. Veterans get extra money. They have records on the current ones since the mid 60's if I am not mistaken but the Neanderthals like you they might not have you accounted for if you did serve.

Congrats on being a retired bloodsucker :D

Well assuming you collect for 5 years or whatever it amounts to drain what you contributed :p
I think you still have to register in person. At least I hope so.
It can be done online, over the phone or at a SS office.
I did it over the phone.
Got my first check 3 weeks after signing up.

Congrats on being a retired bloodsucker :D
:D
You wouldn't believe the lengths the case officer took to get me more money than what I was planning on....
I truly understand why SS is going broke......it's giving away too much.

Well assuming you collect for 5 years or whatever it amounts to drain what you contributed
I'll smile about that every time I fire up my new Vette each warm spring morning :D
 
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