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If Asked For Social Security Number, Keep These 3 Things In Mind

If Asked For Social Security Number, Keep These 3 Things In Mind


— WILL HELP ENHANCE THEIR BRANDS. KDKA TV NEWS. IT’S BEING MADE NOW THAT YOU’RE NOT AN INDIVIDUAL UNLESS YOU HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. THEY WERE NEVER INTENDED TO BE A UNIVERSAL IDENTIFIER, BUT THAT’S HOW THOSE NUMBERS ARE BEING USED. THE USE IS WIDESPREAD BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND PRIVATE COMPANIES. HERE’S MORE. Reporter: BORN IN THE 1930S, THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERING SYSTEM WAS CREATED TO TRACK U.S. WORKERS EARNING HISTORY AND DETERMINE THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT ENTITLEMENT. THE LIMITATION ON USE GOT THROWN OUT THE WINDOW. EVER SINCE THAT TIME WE HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT THOROUGHLY ABUSE IT. Reporter: IT IS BEING USED BY COMPANIES AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. IF YOU’RE APPLYING FOR ANYTHING, THEY WANT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. Reporter: NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FRAUD EXPERT ANDREW RICHARDS SAYS THE WIDESPREAD USE AND ABUSE PUTS US AT RISK IS HAVING OUR IDENTITIES STOLEN . ANTICIPATE THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO STEAL IT AND IT WILL IT BE — IT WILL BE ABUSED IN SOME WAY. Reporter: THE BIG QUESTION IS , DO YOU GIVE IT OUT? IT DEPENDS. I TEND TO BE LEERY ABOUT IT IF IT’S NOT SOMETHING SUPER IMPORTANT. Reporter: RICHARDS RECOMMENDS THREE STEPS EVERY TIME YOU’RE ASKED FOR YOUR NUMBER. JUST BECAUSE THEY ASK FOR IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU SHOULD GIVE IT. FIRST, ASK WHO REACHED OUT TO WHOM. NORMALLY I DON’T GIVE IT OUT. UNLESS I’M AT A DOCTOR’S OFFICE OR I MET MY BANK OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. Reporter: BE LEERY IF THEY HAVE REACHED OUT TO YOU. I WOULD NEVER SEND IT OUT, ESPECIALLY ONLINE. THERE ARE SO MANY JOB OPPORTUNITIES PUT OUT ONLINE THAT ARE BOGUS. THEY’RE LOOKING FOR YOUR IDENTIFIERS. Reporter: ASKED WHY THEY NEEDED. IF THEY WANT TO RUN A CREDIT CHECK, YOU CAN ASK IF YOU CAN PAY ON A CASH BASIS. SOMETIMES THEY WILL ASK FOR YOUR LAST FOUR. Reporter: SEE IF THEIR PURPOSE REQUIRES YOUR FULL NUMBER. IF YOU GIVING THE LAST FORWARD — FOUR DIGITS, I DO WANT ANYONE TO THINK THAT IS THE END-ALL TO YOUR SECURITY. THE THING IS, WITHOUT THE RIGHT IDENTIFIERS LIKE YOUR ADDRESS AND DATE OF BIRTH IN THE LAST FOUR DIGITS, A LOT OF DAMAGE CAN BE DONE WITHOUT HAVING THE FULL NUMBER. BANKS WILL NEED YOUR FULL NUMBER. IT’S REQUIRED UNDER THE BANKS SECRECY ACT. RICHARDS SAYS IT’S CRITICAL TO CHECK YOUR CREDIT REPORTS OFTEN. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE ONE FREE REPORT EVERY YEAR. PARENTS, REQUEST AND REVIEW THEM FOR YOUR CHILDREN ALSO. THE UPTICK ON THE THEFT OF SECURITY NUMBERS OF CHILDREN IS STARTING TO OCCUR. THEY ARE BE SURE TO SET UP FRAUD ALERTS ON ALL OF YOUR CREDIT CARDS. Reporter: WHAT YOU GIVE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER TO A COMPANY, IT IS IN THEIR SYSTEM. IT IS ARCHIVED FOREVER. I CAN’T STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF CHECKING THOSE CREDIT REPORTS OFTEN SO YOU CAN CATCH THIS TYPE OF LIKE TO — TYPE OF ACTIVITY. YOU WOULD THINK WAS STEALING A CHILD SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, THE BIRTHDATE WOULD GIVE IT AWAY WHEN THE COMPANY WAS CHECKING. EXACTLY. YOU WOULD THINK THAT SOMEONE WOULD CATCH THAT. WHAT THEY DO IS THEY WILL ALTER THE YEAR ON THE DATE OF BIRTH. THERE WILL HAVE ALL OF THE OTHER IDENTIFIERS MATCHING UP THE CHILD’S NAME, ADDRESS, THE MONTH AND ALL THAT. THAT EVER SO SLIGHT CHANGE IN IF A COMPANY ISN’T CAREFUL, THE

17 thoughts on “If Asked For Social Security Number, Keep These 3 Things In Mind”

  1. You don't want to be those numbers, they're owned by the United States. Numbers registered by the Corporation have no natural rights.

  2. I HATE it, it is a De Facto National Indentifier. You CANNOT open a Bank account, get a fising license or a driver's license, or a Real Estate License, and so on. People SAY they NEVER give it to anyone, they are LYING. Like I saw, if they have a Driver's license they HAD to pony it up. BB

  3. its a scam all the way around why you only get 1 free report if its your responsibility to keep track of it i think we should be able to check 100 times a year anyone with me on that … i think its all a sam if u ask me it made for you to fail !!!

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  5. But if you want one of those credit checks, they ask you to enter your social security number on line, so you are putting yourself at risk even checking to see if someone has stolen your identity.

  6. The problem I have is social security office won't give me a social security card no matter how much info I give they say it's not enough

  7. 15And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.16Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead,17so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.18This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.

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