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Linda_Lord



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Subject: Is it safe to give my Social Security number over the phone?
 
Posted on Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:06 pm  

Put your question here ...I recently received a credit report from Equifax that reported that I have a credit card registered with "FIA Csna," which - apparently is "Bank of America." I called the toll free number given on the Equifax credit report that was for Bank of America and tried to cancel the credit card. However, the only way I could do this - according to the Bank of America person on the phone - was to give my social security number (since there were a lot of other people with my same name). I gave the account number given on the Equifax report but the lady on the phone for Bank of America said that there were some numbers missing from the account number I gave her. She said that the entire account number was not given on my credit report. Is it safe for me to give them my social security number? I was afraid to give it to her and so I could not close the credit card account.
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Posted on Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:13 am  

I would think so, this is the only way that you are going to get it all straightened out. goodluck and keep us updated. Feel free to post any other questions.
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Posted on Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:18 am  

Yes you are safe. A lot of these companies are using social security numbers, mothers maiden name and so on to verify account. Anytime I even call and inquire about one of my open account they give me a million questions. I don't mind them doing this because I feel they are really helping protect peoples identity since identity fraud has become a lucrative business.
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Posted on Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:19 am  

You said it better, that is exactly what I meant.
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Posted on Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:22 am  

Thats why I follow you around the forum.......
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Posted on Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:25 am  

LOL, okay that will be enough of that, we will end up in conversation and then have points deducted tommorro when we get up.
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Posted on Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:28 am  

This just happened to me again. so yes we best stay with the forum talk. How is your credit these days?
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Posted on Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:44 am  

Hi Linda
I don't think that there will be any problem if you share your social security number with FIA CSNA because until and unless you give them the social security number or other details confidential to you and is known only by FIA CSNA, they cannot process your request as you cannot provide them with the correct account number. However, if you find it risky giving them your social security number, you can place a fraud alert service with the credit bureaus after you tell them your social security number.
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Posted on Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:18 pm  

True. I like that the credit bureaus offwer the fraud alert services. It is kind of like an extra protection program.
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Subject: Giving your social security out
 
Posted on Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:28 pm  

All you need to get a birth certificate is a social security # birth date and your mothers maiden name? Giving that info out all in one stop is not a good I deal, Giving your social security out to a Eqifax cancellation tech from India {or anywhere els for that matter} seems like a bad ideal as well! Which they just tried to get me to do to cancel my account. whats to stop them from using that info? You can do alot with just a ss online!
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Posted on Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:47 am  

Don't worry, giving your social security number is very safe. It's just for verification, but if someone asked you regarding the details of your bank account, well that's dangerous!
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Subject: Giving SS Number
 
Posted on Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:45 pm  

How do you know that you are actually talking with Bank of America, or at the correct e-mail for Equifax, the free credit number, etc. The legitimate firms have other ways to ID you. Giving the last four digits of the SSN is enough along with your mother's mainden name, address, etc.
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Subject: SS#
 
Posted on Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:23 pm  

I CALLED A DOCTORS OFFICE AS A NEW PATIENT, THEY ASK ME FOR MY SS# FOR THEIR SYSTEM TO SET ME UP AS A PATIENT. IS IT ILLEGAL FOR THEM TO ASK FOR MY SS# OVER THE PHONE?

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