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Created On: 4/1/2004 6:45 PM
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 4/1/2004 6:45 PM
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NickM
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I got my May SMR today, and read through it. In the article on the signing habits of Ozzie Smith, they included a formal legal signature he did on a contract. They also included the area below his signature where he wrote his social security number!

What in the world were they thinking? To give a handwriting exemplar and the social security number of a living person is asking to make him a victim of identity theft.



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 4/1/2004 6:59 PM
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Yea...I saw that also as soon as I scanned the SMR when I got it in the mail on tuesday. I emailed Joe Orlando tuesday afternoon and he emailed me back about 25 minutes later saying he would get to the bottom of it.

I'm very interested in finding out what happens about it!

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 4/1/2004 7:00 PM
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call me ozzie smith!!!

hahaha



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 4/1/2004 7:18 PM
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HMMM???? maybe they're just setting us up for one of those citi bank identity theft commercials.....i want to here ozzie say: mmmm momma cita!!!!!

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 4/1/2004 7:26 PM
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I saw it as well, can't believe someone didn't think it was pretty stupid to show Ozzy's SS #'s.
 4/1/2004 7:27 PM
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OMG

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Where have you gone Dave Vargha
CU turns its lonely eyes to you
What's the you say, Mrs Robinson
Vargha bucks have left and gone away?

hey hey hey
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 4/1/2004 7:30 PM
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who is the editor of that mag...can you say unemployment line?...lawsuit, oh my!!!!
 4/1/2004 7:42 PM
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RobE
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I could just picture Ozzie Smith sitting there on the couch with a vally girl's voice-over.

First I empty the checking account and then go to the mall.Fifteen hundered dollars for a leather boustiea.Heh,I don't care - Ozzy Osbourne paid for it he's got plenty of money.I think I'll buy my boyfriend a truck with some cool mudflapps too.

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 4/1/2004 7:44 PM
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The good news is that the SMR is only regularly delivered to about 10% of the subscribers.

Absolutely amazing!

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Where have you gone Dave Vargha
CU turns its lonely eyes to you
What's the you say, Mrs Robinson
Vargha bucks have left and gone away?

hey hey hey
hey hey hey
 4/1/2004 7:48 PM
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Vargha
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The good news is that the SMR is only regularly delivered to about 10% of the subscribers.



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 4/1/2004 7:50 PM
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gemint
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Ouch. But I wonder how much of a secret it is. Apparently these contracts have been floating around the hobby for some time. I saw a story about it on ESPN a while back.

PS - I'm not advocating letting SMR off the hook though.

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 4/1/2004 7:51 PM
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A major brain fart for Joe Orlando. At least they had enough insight to cover Shaq's personal info about five pages after the Ozzie screw up.
 4/1/2004 7:52 PM
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I have recieved one issue in now 4 months. I guess a call is in order. Nice going SMR giving out his SS#.


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 4/1/2004 7:54 PM
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Ruthfan
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The SMR is not only delivered to subscribers but it is also sold at most stores in the magazine racks. I wonder how they will handle this one.
 4/1/2004 7:56 PM
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SDSportsFan
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Hopefully, they'll be able to recall any newsstand copies they've sent out already, and stop sending out any more to anyone at all (including subscribers) until they remove the offending page, or just reprint the issue.

Steve


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 4/1/2004 8:05 PM
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I wonder if Ozzie knows.

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 4/1/2004 8:06 PM
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Good thing the Editor is also a lawyer
 4/1/2004 8:09 PM
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I couldn't believe they showed it.

 4/1/2004 8:33 PM
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<I wonder if Ozzie knows.>


If he didn't he does now.



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 4/1/2004 8:59 PM
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CW
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I would hope that Ozzie himself would already be taking
precautions knowing this stuff is out there.

Is it possible that Ozzie has had his SS# changed over the
years? Besides, it would not be easy to pass yourself off
as the Wizard of Oz. The backflips alone could take years
to master!
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