Leslie's Story: College Released Her Social Security Number to its Alumni Association

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Leslie didn't keep up with the college from which she graduated and was surprised when the college's alumni association was able to locate her. When she investigated, she found out that the university had given her Social Security number to its alumni association which then obtained her current address by purchasing the credit header (name, name variations, address, former addresses, year and month of birth and Social Security number) from a credit bureau. She would like to sue the college for releasing her Social Security number to the alumni association.


Leslie's name has been changed to protect her privacy.