Companies require you to provide your social security number since it is a quick and convenient method for identifying you. Due to this, your social security number can now reveal a lot of personal information regarding you, such as your past living arrangements, credit history, and possibly even your health status.
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what information is reported in a social security number - Related Questions
Should I be worried if someone has my Social Security number?
Setting up credit monitoring is vital if you suspect someone may have your Social Security Number, whether they stole it from a company (like Equifax) or you gave it to them voluntarily. Typically, your bank or the company that suffered a breach will make this available to you free of charge.
Will Social Security ever contact you by phone?
Your information will never be threatened or promised in exchange for money or personal information by one of our employees. If Social Security calls you in some situations, it will never cause you to feel threatened. The Social Security number of your child should be suspended.
What do I do if someone has my Social Security number?
In case someone uses your Social Security number for fraud, file a police report or an Identity Theft Report with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). A legal record of fraud will be able to prove that it was you who was victimized.