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Here’s why everyone should create an online SS account

Jan 15, 2020 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

Q: I follow your column consistently. You’ve written about people who are unable to open an online account with the Social Security Administration if their credit files are frozen. And you’ve encouraged people to create their own Social Security account online to protect themselves.

My question: I’ve frozen my credit files. Why would I need to create an online Social Security account to protect myself? If I can’t open an account with frozen credit, how could anybody else open one i...