I found my SSN and my wife's SSN #'s listed on a document accessible to anyone at the County courthouse. As near as I can tell it wasn't available until recently...should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by dukes909
on Apr 7, 2014 -
My SSN may have been lost in a data breach, what should I do to protect myself from identity theft?
posted by jtothes
on Feb 20, 2014 -
What kinds of things can someone with nefarious intentions accomplish with my information if they obtained it? What kinds of ways would I go about monitoring or detecting possible misuse of this info? I was recently threatened with this from her current man-friend after leaving her a simple "glad you're doing well" message on FB, if I ever try to contact her again. He obtained the info from "paperwork" of which may be from my last job (he is likely a member of the same small community that owns the business). Anyway, I don't plan on contacting her again but not from this assface's threats, simply because I'm sure she was there too and it hurt my feelings. Just wondering what kinds of things he could accomplish if he wanted to....
posted by Mudskipper
on Apr 20, 2013 -
I hate giving out my Social Security number (other than in connection with tax reporting and where I need to have a background/credit check--where I realize it's necessary). How much do you squawk when asked for your social in other scenarios? Example inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Jan 29, 2013 -
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? [more inside]
posted by kopi
on Sep 16, 2012 -
After dropping my US tax forms in the mail this afternoon, I discovered that I had mis-typed one of my dependent's SSN on the form.
Is there a way to correct this now, or do I need to just wait for them to reject the return and then give them the correct SSN & supporting documentation? As far as I know, everything else was correct.
posted by belladonna
on Apr 16, 2012 -
SelfEmployedFilter: Can I use an EIN on an independent contractor agreement, instead of my SSN, even as a sole proprietor? [more inside]
posted by trouserlouse
on Mar 8, 2012 -
(Credit Card/Bureau/Banking experts!) Advantages/Disadvantages of getting a credit card without a SSN? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter
on Jun 2, 2011 -
We have a foster daughter who we would like to claim as a dependent. I have a question about her Social Security Number and taxes. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix
on Jan 25, 2011 -
Someone in another state used my SSN to open credit in his name (not my name or address). Then this guy skipped out on the bills. Now the bank has tried to garnish my wages at my job by via my SSN. My job told the bank to get lost, basically, since I'm not the guy in question. Still, there's this matter of my SSN being used by this guy. I've checked my credit reports and there's nothing there that shouldn't be and I've placed fraud alerts with the three credit reporting agencies. What should I do next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 5, 2010 -
States that used social security numbers as driver's license numbers: anyone know how to find a list? Barring that, it'd be helpful if you could chime in with knowledge about a particular state (I'm pretty sure Oregon never did). [more inside]
posted by Vibrissa
on Mar 3, 2010 -
I think someone might have used my Social Security Number to claim citizenship, or at the very least may be accidentally using my SSN on their W2. [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Dec 31, 2009 -
Victim of auto break-in in Silicon Valley seeks advice about
a) compromise of my SSN (Social Security Number) and
b) reputable, affordable and speedy window-glass replacement for an old Toyota. [more inside]
posted by Rash
on Sep 20, 2009 -
I applied for a scholarship in October, got my rejection in December. Now I get a letter telling me that my "name and social security number was inadvertently exposed to third parties." Can I sue? [more inside]
posted by Precision
on Feb 19, 2009 -
What personal info does my future landlord need from me to make sure I'm legit? How do I make sure he's legit? [more inside]
posted by Asymptote
on Jan 15, 2009 -
I've lost my social security number.
I'm not american, but i lived there once and had an ssn.
I'm in australia, not in the united states, so i can't walk to a social security office and show them my id.
How can I find out my what my number was? [more inside]
posted by compound eye
on Dec 7, 2008 -
Social security numbers on job applications. I have a library user who is applying for hourly-level jobs at places that only accept online applications. A surprising number of the application sites ask for a social security number, and are set up so that unless you put nine digits in the SSN field you can't proceed to the rest of the application. [more inside]
posted by Jaie
on Nov 2, 2006 -
Yesterday I spent two hours in line at the Social Security Office to get a new card for my son. Considering how long the wait was I can't believe the rules they had for waiting in line. Please help me understand the rational for not allowing people to use their mobile phones. [more inside]
posted by DragonBoy
on Aug 1, 2006 -
I have a new health care provider via a state-sponsored program. They use my social security number as my ID number. What is the most effective way to fight this? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on Jul 4, 2005 -
Incorrect information on US Savings Bonds... Some bonds that were given to me years ago are coming of age, and horror of horrors, there's one that's got just about every piece of information wrong. The last name has been Anglicized, the social security number is the giver's, and the address under my name is the giver's as well (I suspect this came from a well-meaning relative who used a not-too-perceptive messenger to actually get the bond).
Will it be a big hassle to redeem this bond when the time comes? I'm told that if it's just a name or a SS number that's incorrect, it's usually not a problem, but this seems like the next level.
posted by greatgefilte
on Dec 19, 2004 -