Skip to comments.Since when did you need a SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER to get Internet Access ???
Posted on 02/17/2006 8:23:38 AM PST by Salgak
This is a wierd one. I'm about to move to West Virginia, and looking into getting broadband there.
And Time-Warner Cable claims they need my SOCIAL SECURITY number in order to apply for Internet Access. Anyone ever heard of such a requirement before ???
I wouldn't. Too easy to have someone create an identiry theft scam on you.
Just when I think it's safe to quit using the </sarcasm> tag...
Thought I'd do this privately. Welcome to WV. It's a great place to live. I want to alert you to something that happened to us when we moved here. We were "blindsided" when we went to license our vehicles. WV makes you pay sales tax on all your vehicles even though you paid it in the state where you bought them. If possible you should trade in your vehicles before you move and license the new ones in WV. It cost us $1,900 to license our cars (we had three). We did not know about this before we moved from VA. Hope you resolve the SS# requirement. I don't think we ever had to do that and we've had several different computer and cable services.
What part of WV are you moving too, if you don't mind saying? I'm on the Ohio River side. We have made a permanent home here and love it and love the people.
When my wife is asked for a phone number on a website or a form, she puts down 867-5309. (Just think of the song..."Jenny I got your number...)
How do illegal aliens get internet access? Is this another luxury they are denied in my country?
Actually a priave or public business can legally use it as an ID number provided you give them permission to use it and so long as they inform you that you are not required to give them your SSN and can request a different ID be used. This is the legal loophole for the business. Once you surrender your right to privacy for your SSN, the person you give it to can use it anyway they want. Check the law and you will see that I am correct. I went through this for many months with lawyers at the hospital I worked at to make sure that SSN usage for employee IDs was in compliance with SSA law.
So the fundamental point is that an SSN can be used if you permit such use, but it cannot be mandated?
Are you saying you've never come across a Mexican man named Petunia Alexander?
Geesh....I use my Mastercard number for everything.....
I know there aren't 10 billion people in California.
It's only a hassle when they first come up with the software algorithm to create a unique ID to their specifications. After that, it's no biggie.
I refuse to give my SSN except to banking firms, IRS and the state BMV (required for Ind. DL.)