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Posted: 3/9/2015 4:32:11 PM EDT
Recently I was asked to provide my SSN # for something that was not appropriate and I told them to pound sand. So to be a better educated consumer I was looking for members to post tips and advice from SSA and other government sources about not suing the SSN as a primary identifier.  Your doctor office will probably always ask for it. So please list what you find to properly respond to those that ask for it. I found there was reference to the 9/11 commission on limiting giving out replacement cards. Also with the "real id act of 2005" thing should change.


http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/02/why-you-shouldn-t-giver-your-doctor-or-hospital-your-social-security-number/index.htm
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