MS: More Social Security Numbers On-Line

Scott Noll reports:

More social security numbers could be at-risk.

This time, it’s desoto county homeowners finding their personal information on-line.

Chancery Court Clerk Sluggo Davis admits, he’s not thrilled with what his office puts on-line.

“I would not want mine out there,” Davis said about his social security number.

From regular residents, to a state lawmaker, WREG On Your Side Investigators had no problems finding social security numbers on the county’s website.

The numbers were on the documents when they were filed with the county, on there when it was scanned into the computer system., and now they’re there when those records went on-line.


But Davis says there’s not much he can do about social security numbers popping up on-line.

Unlike Tennessee, Davis says in Mississippi clerks don’t have the power to black-out the information on-line without someone asking in person.

“I don’t have time to call everybody and tell them you need to come down here and take it off,” explained Davis.

Of the estimated half-million documents on-file with his office, Davis estimates only 10% or less contain social security numbers.

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