From the FFS department:
Jackie Calloway reports:
Anyone with a smartphone and a bar code app can scan any VA identification card issued since 2004 and the cardholder’s Social Security number immediately pops up on the screen.
Tampa businessman and Army veteran Barry Landau wants answers. “I didn’t think that was possible.” Landau said. “The card is absolutely no good.”
WFTS found Veterans Affairs published warnings about the veterans information, or VIC, cards on their website in 2011 and in July of this year.
The alert states, “Some barcode readers, including those available as applications on cell phones, can scan the bar code on the front of the card, and reveal the veteran’s social security number.”
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