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Since when did you need a SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER to get Internet Access ???
Vanity | 2/17/06 | Self

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 ???

TOPICS: Technical; US: West Virginia; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: internet; roadrunner; socialsecurity; timewarner
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To: ridesthemiles
Heck, I use my SS# as my logon password for everything--work and home 'puters, ebay and other online stores, my ATM PIN, etc.....;^)""

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...

51 posted on 02/17/2006 10:00:52 AM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Salgak

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.
God bless,

52 posted on 02/17/2006 10:30:20 AM PST by WVNan
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To: isthisnickcool

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...)

53 posted on 02/17/2006 10:38:33 AM PST by gregwest
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To: doc30

How do illegal aliens get internet access? Is this another luxury they are denied in my country?

54 posted on 02/17/2006 10:49:31 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero)
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To: doc30

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.

55 posted on 02/17/2006 4:11:15 PM PST by Kirkwood ("When the s*** hits the fan, there is enough for everyone.")
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To: Kirkwood

So the fundamental point is that an SSN can be used if you permit such use, but it cannot be mandated?

56 posted on 02/18/2006 1:07:34 PM PST by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what and Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: ridesthemiles

Are you saying you've never come across a Mexican man named Petunia Alexander?

57 posted on 02/18/2006 1:11:17 PM PST by Osage Orange (PC is BS)
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To: randog

Geesh....I use my Mastercard number for everything.....

58 posted on 02/18/2006 1:12:24 PM PST by Osage Orange (PC is BS)
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To: N. Theknow

I know there aren't 10 billion people in California.

59 posted on 02/18/2006 1:27:20 PM PST by Old Professer (Fix the problem, not the blame!)
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To: FourtySeven; Salgak
Everyone else just uses them because they are a convenient way to assign someone a unique "customer ID" (instead of generating their own, which I guess is a hassle).

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.)

60 posted on 02/18/2006 1:39:34 PM PST by AFreeBird (your mileage may vary)
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