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What are the risks of giving out complete social security number on first time job applications?

When filling out a job application before being actually hired and filling out the income tax form, how safe is it to include your full social security number on a form that is just the first time application only? Wouldn't it be better just to write in the the last 4 numbers instead to begin with, then if the person is hired it is then that the full number would be written for tax purposes? Has anyone had any problems with office personnel taking advantage of this situation and using the social security numbers obtained from first time applications for fraudulent purposes or identity theft ?

Asked By: Camellia - 10/17/2009
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Answered By: Payton - 10/17/2009
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Seriously Im a manager at a resturant, and I really dont think you should give your social security number out until you actually get the job. They dont need it, til you fill out paper work after they hire you and then you put it down for your tax info. Identity theft is the number crime in america, it surpass the drug... More
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Answered By: hotboyjp12 - 10/19/2009
 
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