I had applied for a job. The form consisted of blanks askin me many personal details. I had to give my ssn also. Im not sure. There can be a fraud I guess. Shouldn hav given the number. What do I do?
Nothing to worry. It is normal for a company to ask for your ssn. As it is you have already given the number. Be on your guard. Assess your credit report quarterly when you feel that you might face a fraud.
However next time onwards stay alert and do not give in your ssn when it can be avoided. In case of a job interview tell them that you would not be able to give out such personal information but will definitely provide it once you are hired.
All the best for your Job. _________________ Regards,
Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:22 am
You can put a fraud alert or freeze on your credit report, contact a credit reporting agency to do so. Like Laura said, stay on top of your credit report.
I think you'd only need to worry if the job/company itself did not seem legit.
I believe you can also request a taxpayer ID number from the IRS to use in place of your SSN for job apps...this number looks like a SSN, but DO NOT use it for credit applications (google "file segregation").
I don't believe they have a choice. While any given manager at any given company may not know how to apply it, the HR department should be able to guide them through the process. _________________ I don't dream since I quit sleeping
Your personal details (name, email address and phone number) will be delivered to the company advertised on the Creditmagic after ve agreed to go for the counseling session by filling out the no-obligation form. However, it is your discretion to accept or reject their services.
Not all the creditors/debt collectors agree to trim down the outstanding balances, interests, and fees payable by the consumer.
Consumers working with the debt relief companies can still be sued by the creditors/collection agencies.
Debt relief services may have a diminishing effect on the creditworthiness of the consumer. The total outstanding balance may increase as the additional fees get accrued.
The overall amount saved by the consumer through the debt relief services is considered as taxable income by the IRS.