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SS number verification (by Lauren IN [IN]) Jun 30, 2022 3:09 PM
       SS number verification (by David [MI]) Jun 30, 2022 3:16 PM
       SS number verification (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 30, 2022 3:24 PM
       SS number verification (by Duplexer [IL]) Jun 30, 2022 4:52 PM
       SS number verification (by jonny [NY]) Jun 30, 2022 4:53 PM
       SS number verification (by Kevin [FL]) Jun 30, 2022 4:54 PM
       SS number verification (by Wilma [PA]) Jul 1, 2022 6:25 AM
       SS number verification (by WMH [NC]) Jul 1, 2022 7:11 AM
       SS number verification (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Jul 1, 2022 3:42 PM
       SS number verification (by Hoosier [IN]) Jul 6, 2022 5:19 PM

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SS number verification (by Lauren IN [IN]) Posted on: Jun 30, 2022 3:09 PM

I have always required SS card copy to verify the SS number. Sometimes, however, people don't have it, can't find it, or don't want to give it because they are worried about identity theft (which is the very reason I require it for identity verification-because it's the best way to verify the number that I know of, plus signature verification).

What do other LL's do to verify the SS number? Alternative documentation to verify? I was sometimes accepting a W-2 but now they are chopping off the number and only have the last 4 digits. Tax returns maybe if done professionally. Any other alternatives?

Birth certificates do not have the SS#.

SS number verification (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jun 30, 2022 3:16 PM

You can verify identity with drivers license, matching the name with the credit report. i have never been asked for my actual SS card when applying for credit card, mortgage, car loan, etc

SS number verification (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 30, 2022 3:24 PM

When I pull the persons credit, they will tell me if the person has been verified

SS number verification (by Duplexer [IL]) Posted on: Jun 30, 2022 4:52 PM

I have found over the years that an SSN number is absolutely useless. There is so much ridiculous security and troll bridging by people with them no one will even verify if their name goes with the number.

Drivers license is WAY better, and it has a photo.

I don't even have SSN # on the app anymore.

SS number verification (by jonny [NY]) Posted on: Jun 30, 2022 4:53 PM

What Ray-N-PA said ... my credit says the same thing "verified" or "potential fraud (or some other thing about check their social/ identity, etc)"

I don't ask for the card itself. Just the license/photo ID, etc

SS number verification (by Kevin [FL]) Posted on: Jun 30, 2022 4:54 PM

At my age, I don't have any idea where my SS card is located. Have not needed it in 50+ years.

SS number verification (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jul 1, 2022 6:25 AM

Good discussion - I've never asked for the actual card, but the DL (or state ID) thought is good.

True story - back a few years, Homeland Security required that PA begin reverifying people who already had state DL/ID cards, using their physical social security card. I somehow missed that piece of info until about three days before my renewal was up (normally don't put things off like that). I hadn't seen my SS card in ages, once people were told to never carry them due to identity theft, maybe in the 90s.

I tore the house apart, then reluctantly concluded that a trip to the nearest S.S. office, 20 miles away, was imperative. As I gathered birth certificate and other ID required for that trip, I suddenly thought, "You used to carry that card in your purse - when was that, and where did it get to?" I realized that it was when I worked, prior to having children, and that I had a couple of those old purses squirreled away. Sure enough, the card was in a wallet in one of the old purses - hadn't moved in like 20 years at that point.

I thankfully headed off to the DMV for my renewal. And you can bet that I gathered all the family SS cards and locked them away in the same spot!

SS number verification (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jul 1, 2022 7:11 AM

You are supposed to keep that card for the rest of your life yet they don't want you to laminate it. Why not?

SS number verification (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Posted on: Jul 1, 2022 3:42 PM

When I get a credit report from this site, it verifies that the number matches the name.

SS number verification (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2022 5:19 PM

Credit report should help verify. Also do a lot of cross-checks with social media accounts and so on. Another thing that MIGHT work is when you call employer for verification, tell them you're asking about Jane Doe and that her SSN ends in XXXX and see if the last 4 digits match just to make sure you got the right SSN.

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