SSN Trace

Social Security Number Trace

The social security number is one of the most abused pieces of personal information. The Social Security number trace Verifies that the individual's name matches the Social Security Number and returns all known addresses for the past 7 years.

This report is useful in identifying additional counties and municipalities that a subject has lived.

Since criminal records are stored in the subjects home county, this report will reveal those counties and allow you to search accordingly.

Using Social Security Number Trace can target counties in which applicants have resided, but have not disclosed, to uncover possible criminal histories.

This tool has proven to increase "hit" or record ratios, which are the overall percentages of applicants found to have criminal histories.

Applicant's social security numbers and previous residential addresses can be traced back seven years.

The information is compiled from the Credit Header information.

Theoretically (Especially on people under 20 yrs old) a Social Security Trace can show no records for a valid Social Security number.

This is simply because the person has not applied for credit or does not have an account with any company that reports to the the Credit Bureau.

The SS Trace search criteria is just the SS#.

Often times a lack of addresses during a time period just means that the applicant has not applied for credit or updated credit information.

This could also mean that the applicant lived in an area that still has the old county credit bureau that does not report to a major bureau.

What Your Social Security Number Tells About You

A social security number is a unique identification. You are the only person who has that number. But did you ever wonder what the numbers in your social security number mean? This report will tell you exactly what those numbers tell about you, and how to effectively use social security numbers as a means of identifying your customers or job applicants.

A social security number is made up of 3 parts called (1) the AREA (2) (XXX), GROUP (XX), and (3) SERIAL(XXXX).

First, the AREA (XXX) has one of two meanings, depending on when you got your number.

If you received your social security card before 1972, the area number shows what state you APPLIED for your card in.

If you received your social security card after 1972, the area number shows the state you RESIDED in at the time you applied.

Here is a list of the number combinations and their corresponding states.

000 NONE
318-361 IL
521-524 CO
001-003 NH
387-399 WI
525 NM
004-007 ME
528-529 UT
008-009 VT
408-415 TN
400-407 KY
010-034 MA
416-424 AL
531-539 WA
035-039 RI
425-428 MS
540-544 OR
040-049 CT
261-267 FL
589-595 FL
429-432 AR
545-573 CA
050-134 NY
433-439 LA
135-158 NJ
440-448 OK
575-576 HI
159-211 PA
449-467 TX
577-579 DC
212-220 MD
468-477 MN
221-222 DE
478-485 IA
486-500 MO
232-236 WV
501-502 ND
237-246 NC
503-504 SD
587-588 MS
247-251 SC
505-508 NE
252-260 GA
509-515 KS
516-517 MT
600-601 AZ
268-302 OH
518-519 ID
602-626 CA
303-317 IN
520 WY
581-584 PR (Puerto Rico)
596-599 PR (Puerto Rico)
586PI (Pacific Islands - Guam)
580 VI (Virgin Islands)

900-999 Were used when state aid to the aged, blind, and disabled was converted to federal programs administered by the Social Security Association, not valid social security numbers. You will see that some states have more than one group of numbers. This is because their original group of numbers became exhausted.

The GROUP (XX) has no meaning other than to determine whether or not a number has been assigned. This is important to know, if you want to use social security numbers as identification for your customers or job applicants. Here's how you should use this information.

Every month, the Social Security Association publishes a list of the highest group assigned for each AREA. The order of assignment is odd numbers under 10, even numbers over 9, even numbers under 9 (except for 00, which is not used), and odd numbers over 10. So, for example, if the highest GROUP assigned for AREA 999 is 72, then a customer who gives you the social security number 999-04-1234 is a fraud, because even GROUPS under 9 have not yet been assigned.

The SERIAL (XXXX) portion has no meaning and is not assigned in strict numerical order. 0000 is never used. If you know what to look for, social security numbers are an important tool for screening customers.

Note: verify the accuracy of this information directly with the Social Security Administration before taking action.