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UPDATED 11/16/09 - EXAMPLES OF "PUBLIC" RECORDS WITH SSNS... INCLUDING LEGISLATORS' AND CLERKS OF CIRCUIT COURTS.
THE RECORDS BELOW ARE A FEW EXAMPLES OF "PUBLIC" RECORDS THAT VIRGINIA LEGISLATORS AND OTHER STATES' LEGISLATORS WANT AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET. These records are PUBLIC records. Once records are recorded at the courthouse, they become PUBLIC (unless sealed by a judge) and ANYONE can get them. But shouldn't we all have to drive to the Courthouse to see them? Yes, but sadly that is not the case anymore. Legislators have kowtowed to special interests and in VA, they voted specifically to allow these records online.
Click on names to see pages (in PDF format) out of actual public records. These records have been lawfully obtained and anyone can go to the courthouses in this country or get online and get millions more. More will be added to this page as we get them:
Arlington County, VA - Delegate Robert H. Brink's SSN on pages out of Deed of Trust. (For $50 ANYONE can have access to this website and tens of thousands of SSNs.)
Carroll County, VA - Circuit Court Clerk Carolyn Honeycutt who has records available over the internet has her own Deed of Trust her SSN on it. (Courtesy of the Circuit Court Clerk Carolyn Honeycutt. Internet access cost $25 for one month.)
Fairfax County, VA - Virginia Senate Majority Leader Richard L. Saslaw's SSN on a Deed of Trust. (Courtesy of Circuit Court Clerk John Frey. Internet access cost $50 for one month's access to over 36+ million images.)
Fairfax County, VA - Senator "Toddy" Puller's SSN on Deed of Trust. (Courtesy of Circuit Court Clerk John Frey. Internet access cost $50 for one month's access to over 35 million images.)
Fairfax County, VA - Delegate David L. Bulova's Deed of Trust with SSN on it. (Courtesy of Circuit Court Clerk John Frey. Internet access cost $50 for one month's access to over 35 million images.)
Fairfax County, VA - Delegate Tom Rust, Jr. and ex-wife's signature page with SSNs on a Deed of Trust. (Courtesy of Circuit Court Clerk John Frey. Internet access cost $50 for one month's access to over 35 million images.)
King George County, VA - Vic Mason, Clerk of Circuit Court of King George County, VA .
Portsmouth, VA - State Senator L. Louise Lucas and husband's (Another example of divorce records being made available via "remote" access in VA.) She voted to allow the records to be accessed via internet. Click here for article.
Portsmouth, VA - Clerk of Circuit Court Cynthia Morrison and husband's signature page of Deed of Trust. Husband Johnny is a Circuit Court Judge in Portsmouth.
Scott County, VA - Former Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and Delegate Terry Kilgore's SSNs on a Deed of Trust (Courtesy of Circuit Court Clerk Mark "BO" Taylor.)
Warren County, VA - Delegate Clifford Athey's and wife's signature page of Deed of Trust
Miami-Dade County, FL - former Governor and Mrs. John Ellis "Jeb" Bush's Deed
Leon County, FL - U.S. Senator C. William "Bill" Nelson II's SSN on an Affadavit.
Pasco County, FL - Florida Secretary of State, Kurt Browning's and wife's Deed
Bexar County, TX - State Senator Leticia Van de Putte's and husband's SSN on mortgage doc.
King County, WA has broken the links to all records containing a SSN so we are breaking the link to this Judge Robert Alsdorf's public record containing his SSN. When they go back online with the records, we'll re-establish the link.
Maricopa County, AZ Recorder has these docs online as of 11/30/06... (NOTE: Because the Recorder has redacted SSNs off the remote access site, then we are breaking the link to this record.) 1) HERE IS THE 1ST RECORD SHOWING SSNs (GO TO PAGE 7 OF ONE JACK F. & CONNIE HARRIS' MORTGAGE PAPERS) ... AND HERE IS ONE DOCUMENT WITHOUT SSNs. 2) AND HERE IS ONE FOR BOARD OF SUPV. MEMBER ANDREW KUNASEK WITH SSNs (SEE PAGE 4) AND HERE'S A SECOND RECORD. 3) AND HERE IS BOARD OF SUPV. MEMBER, FULTON BROCK SHOWING HIS SIGNATURE, LOAN #, AND HOME ADDRESS 4) LUCY MASON, WHO REPRESENTS DISTRICT 1 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WHICH SHOWS SIGNATURES, LOAN NUMBERS, AND HOME ADDRESS UPDATE: The Maricopa Recorder blacked out most SSNs on her site as of mid 2007.
Found on Massachusetts Sec of State UCC Search site - (NOTE: Because the Secretary of State has redacted SSNs off his UCC search site, then we are breaking the link to this record.) Senator Stephen J. Buoniconti and wife's SSNs on a UCC.
Missouri Secretary of State UCC search site - (NOTE: Because the Secretary of State has redacted SSNs off his UCC search site, then we are breaking the link to this record.) Missouri U.S. Senator Jean A. Carnahan's and her daughter's UCC containing their SSNs. (Note: After Robin Carnahan discovered that her own record showed her mother's, etc.' SSNs, she had them blacked out, but hundreds of thousands of them remained until she shut the site down to remove SSNs... Here is her UCC search page.
N.C. Sec. of State UCC search site - (NOTE: Because the Secretary of State has redacted SSNs off the UCC search site, then we are breaking the link to this record.) North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Stephen W. Troxler's UCC (Financing Statement courtesy of the N. C. Secretary of State's UCC site) Note: When Troxler discovered his SSN was on the internet courtesy of Elaine Marshall, he had his SSN blacked out but didn't tell anyone else on his Commission... And what legal authority did the Sec. of State have to black out his and no one else's? The N.C. Attorney General's office was asked this question and asked to prosecute the Sec. of State but no one in the office responded. There are over 675,000 SSNs on the Secretary's site.)
"PUBLIC" records contain Social Security numbers in many instances and are already available via the internet thanks to various Court Clerks/Recorders/Registers of Deeds and Secretaries of State all over the U.S. including Virginia. In fact, Virginia legislators unanimously voted to allow these records to be made available online without thinking of the unintended consequences of allowing the records to be accessed by ANYONE anywhere.
Some states are worse than others about what they are putting online. To find out if records are available online in your state or county, ask your Court Clerk, Register of Deeds, or Auditor/Recorder AND also your Sec. of State what records they have put online or made available via the internet.