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Posted: 2/13/2006 6:51:34 AM EDT
I am going to attend my son's graduation from boot camp next month and they have on-base lodging, so I email them to get rates and they send back this reply:

"Sir I would need phone number ssn, zip, and the rate for a room DBL ROOM IS
$36.00 AND $5.00 FOR YOUR GUEST."

First of all, it looks like a 3rd grader wrote this response and second, WTF do they need my SSN for?

Thought, Comments?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:53:02 AM EDT
The same reason they take all our SSNs. I dunno, its the military way.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:53:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By XDTom40:
First of all, it looks like a 3rd grader wrote this response and second, WTF do they need my SSN for?



Because It's the Military, that's your name.

Nothing unusual.


Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:54:53 AM EDT
That's the way .mil runs. Of course the privacy statement will read that giving your social is optional, but failure to provide it could result in lack of services.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:56:50 AM EDT
Gotcha! That was my first thought, but since I had never stayed in one, I wanted to verify it before I gave it out. Thanks for the help!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:17:28 AM EDT
This is why the .gov gave you a SSN. So that if you owe taxes they can add it to you room fee.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 8:00:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
That's the way .mil runs. Of course the privacy statement will read that giving your social is optional, but failure to provide it could result in lack of services.



Yeah they had that sign at the PX, that they needed your SSN to write a check. Giving your SSN was optional, but without it you couldn't use a check.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 8:03:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By XDTom40:

First of all, it looks like a 3rd grader wrote this response



They wrote the response like that in case you're a Marine.
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