The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognized the need to address this issue when, in 2002, it created the Social Security Number Verification
Pilot for Private Business program.
The employer should also verify that the error has been corrected by using the Social Security Number Verification
Service (SSNVS) administered by SSA, and retain a record of the date and time of verification.
SocialID is a Social Security number-based search that performs both a Social Security number verification
and a validation.
Fraud detection and personal information verification, ranging from comparison of information provided by the applicant against that provided on credit reports, to social security number verification
, national address history, and bankruptcy searches.