Comments on: Identity Theft – Common Consumer Errors Blog Central Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:48:41 +0000 hourly 1 By: Willy Thu, 15 Jul 2010 15:14:23 +0000 Your main problem overseas is that you only rely on this SSN and that nobody can verify that it matches you, because you always refused to have ID cards. Here in good old Europe, ID cards establish the relation between the photo, name and some numbers. We don\’t rely on a random number that anybody could forge and that nobody could check. This is a major step you will have to pass at one point.