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A tale of two women: same birthday, same Social Security number, same big-data mess

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Nov 12, 2015.

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    It's a case that would seem to defy the odds many times over: Two Florida women born on the same day, in the same state, and given almost the same name. Though no one realized it at the time, it turns out they were also given the same Social Security number.

    Joanna Rivera and Joannie Rivera only recently discovered the problem, according to a report this week, but in the meantime it's caused no end of trouble for them. Credit applications have been denied; tax returns have been rejected.

    Identity theft might have been a likely assumption, but in this case, it was something different.

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