When should you provide your social security number? State Farm asked us when sharing is required.
State Farm contacted OlenderFeldman LLP to ask when sharing your social security number is appropriate:
Think before revealing your Social Security Number (SSN). Its unauthorized use could lead to privacy invasion and identify fraud. Aaron Messing, an information privacy attorney at OlenderFeldman LLP, says sharing is generally required by law only for:
- Records of financial transactions in which the IRS is interested (banking, stock market, investment, property, insurance or other financial transactions
- Employment records
- Driver’s license applications
- Government benefit applications (Medicade, student loans, etc.)
- Joining the armed forces
- Obtaining some professional or recreational licenses
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