Family might find me using my SSN
September 16, 2012 4:35 AM Subscribe
I tried to find similar threads on google but there doesn't seem to be any. Is there a way to make my SSN information private?
posted by kopi to law & government (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am afraid of being tracked down through my SSN. Is there a way to make my social security information private, or only to be looked at with my permission? I tried to look this up but wasn't able to. I am afraid that my family will look up my SSN, see where I work, and then come in during my work and try to make me lose my job.
I don't want to be traceable in general. I use a nickname (that my family doesn't know about) for my facebook account, no one knows my new friends (who know me by my nickname), I don't post any photos or my name online.
I also have my own job, so I should file for taxes, right? I support myself, next April will be my first time filing for taxes, but I am confused. I have a feeling my parents are still going to try to put me as a dependent on their taxes, even if I tell them not to.