Alexandria, VA asked in Social Security for Ohio

Q: How do you fix a social security number issue with twins that some how got there number mixed up

One sister bought a car on the other sister social security number

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Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Prattville, AL

A: Each one should take great care to keep her Social Security number confidential. It is part of her identity and bad things can happen if you Social Security number is being used illegally. That being said, it does occasionally happen that more than one person uses the same Social Security number, either on purpose or by accident.

In this situation, the sister who bought the car can clear up the Social Security number mix up with the place she got the loan to purchase the vehicle. Both sisters should check their credit reports to make sure that this one transaction did not affect their credit. In the event that they find that there is misuse of their Social Security numbers, they can find information on how to handle it from the Federal Trade Commission at

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