Rita Meier
Nevada Public Affairs Specialist

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January 1, 2013
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Keep Social Security cards and numbers safely tucked away

Do you know where your Social Security card is located? Hopefully, it's in a safe place, tucked away securely with your other important papers. It certainly should not be in your purse or wallet and should not be carried with you every day since it can be more valuable than cash to an identity thief.

Do you know your Social Security number? Chances are you have it memorized. If you know your number, you may never need your card again. It is the number, not the card, that is most important.xq

In the event that you lose your Social Security …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 1, 2013 02:01AM Published Jan 1, 2013 01:59AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.