California selling social security numbers

Monday, 26 March 2007, 12:45 AM EST

A Sacramento lawmaker showed how you could go to the Secretary of State's the web page where, until today, the state was selling your personal information for only $6 -- the cost of lunch.

"I was really surprised to see this and really stunned to see the names of people I knew in the community, businesses large and small and see their social security numbers, signatures and their addresses," said State Assemblyman Dave Jones. In fact, Jones' staff got 14 people's records from the Secretary of States' website for less than $90.

At CBS.

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