Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Faculty football tickets contain Social Security number

Monday, August 25, 2008

University of Georgia faculty members need to keep a close track on their season football tickets this year. That’s the warning from one faculty member after he scanned the barcode on the back of the ticket only to discover his nine-digit Social Security number was part of the ID number embedded in the ticket.

University students are assigned their own 16-digit number that doesn’t include the SSN, but that system hasn’t extended to the faculty yet. The faculty member who blew the whistle says a $20 bar code scanner is all that’s needed to read the ticket.

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