2768065 comment Comment: Re:Business should assume that SSN is public (Score 1) 52 by What Would NPH Do on Tuesday April 22, 2008 @03:54PM (#23163580) Attached to: Indiana Data Theft Compromises 700,000 No. The system fails if you don't have means to prove that the mortgage was a result of an identity theft (I remember I've read about several such horror stories in the news). So let me get this straight. You propose a system to prevent fraud that in the end you admit doesn't prevent fraud. So what's the point of the system again?