Informational / Disappearing / hiding - Posted by Brian Merill
Posted by Brian Merill on December 11, 2004 at 15:27:38:
Its not a law. Don’t take legal advise from someone who is on welfare. HOWEVER! this person fully believes its a law and probably everyone else inside of the office. But, they’re not gonna budge.
Oregon is the only state that you can get a drivers license without giving out a SSN. And i hear rumor is that is gonna change pretty soon.
Now for banks. Banks REQUIRE a SSN. or so they claim. If you don’t give them your SSN they just won’t do business with you. They will claim its in the US PATRIOT act. But i’ve read the whole thing a number of times. There is nothing in there along those lines. What they do need your SSN for is for reporting the “interest earned” however. Wells Fargo is the only bank chain that i know of that still has a no-interest checking account that you can get without giving out a SSN. When they ask for the SSN say should your SSN 000-00-0000 if they ask. Tell them you were born before everyone else if they ask. Worst case. you go to the sister branch and try it again. You can however “establish credit” with a 000-00-0000 serial number for using this account for about a year and a half or so. You can get a paper saying that you’ve got credit established and blah blah blah! take the paper with you to get things that you NEED to have a social security number for and sometimes you can get them to input your new social of 000-00-0000 by showing them the paper. Scary huh?
Alot of companies(utilities) will ask for your SSN for “verification” you can just tell them. I never gave it out so you don’t have it. Most of the time that’ll shut them up. Sometimes you’ll get the mean ol’ person and you hang up and call back.
Always try to put in 000-00-0000 if you get a choice. Tell them thats seriously your number. Some will type it in others will call the police (which will do nothing because its not a crime) I could link you to some cases of the phone company charging people with giving them false information for giving them a fake SSN but that’s because they also kinda “stole and broke into” the phone system. They just tried to bring up any charges they could.
Since we’re talking about privacy. If you dial a 1-800 number and don’t want to give them your number and you’re using a landline dial 10-10-2880- then dial the number. It’ll hide your number from them getting it. Now, for caller-id/*69. Call the operator 0 and ask them to dial a number for you. If they ask why. Tell them you’re lazy or whatever. It’ll cost you about 75 cents per use.