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Where do you report a stolen Social Security card?

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Report a stolen Social Security card to the local police immediately. The Social Security Administration does not investigate the loss or theft of Social Security cards.

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Fraudulent loans or bank accounts acquired through the use of a stolen SSN are investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. A victim of identity theft must prove that his number has been stolen, and that he is suffering significant ongoing harm. He can acquire a new Social Security number or a replacement card for free by applying in person at his local SSA office and providing proof of his age, citizenship or immigration status, and his identity.

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