Most of you probably learned early on to keep your Social Security numbers safe, secure, and private. These nine digits are your primary personal identification numbers, the key to your accounts and private data. As technology has developed, vulnerability to identity theft increases, yet many people are getting more lax about securing their Social Security numbers.
It seems that nearly everyone wants your Social Security number before they’ll do anything for you or with you. So where do you draw the line?
The federal government provides some guidance by specifying that you’re only required to give out the number in specific circumstances: