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[Help] Paypal Requesting Last Four Digits of SSN

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by StoicFiend, Mar 5, 2015.

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Should I give PayPal my SSN?

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  1. StoicFiend

    StoicFiend Newbie

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    I recently got my account 'un-limited', but the troubles aren't over yet. PayPal is requesting the last four digits of my Social Security number or tax ID number to confirm my identity; I have the former, but I'm more than a little reluctant to give them it, considering that I'm under 18. According to the Social Security website, the last four digits reveal nothing incriminating, so I could probably get away with it, but I'm still nervous about it. It's not absolutely essential that I give them this anyway -- confirming my identity is only necessary if I want to add money to my account, which is not super important. However, I will undoubtedly have to provide them this in the future, once doing taxes becomes required...

    My question is: Should I give PayPal my SSN, and further lie about my age?
     
  2. hpasha

    hpasha Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Do you really have a choice??

    They will limit your account again If you don't give it to them.
     
  3. folkdinn

    folkdinn Newbie

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    If you want to use their service then give them what they ask for.
     
  4. bullsbears

    bullsbears Regular Member

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    If you are already prepared to provide SSN in future then why not now ? Of course age is an obstacle here.
     
  5. Cajuncaucasian

    Cajuncaucasian Junior Member

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    Just do it already and tell us what happens.
     
  6. WritersBlok

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    I ran into this situation years ago, it's fine. They won't limit you or ban you, but they will verify your name with it.
     
  7. arcticblade2109

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    its fine if you lie about age, only if you're under 18 when they discover you as they will try to take you to court,

    i was -$60 on my paypal account for over a year so they sent me a letter thereatning to take me to court (i was 13 at the time)
    i called them up and said no lol im 13 and they were forced to drop the case and my account remains -$60 till this day lol
     
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  8. theblackhatlover

    theblackhatlover Newbie

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    do it , i did it at 16 and i was fine just make sure your "18" paypal sucks at verifying anyways.
     
  9. bullsbears

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    Robotic reply like this gets reported to the mods quickly.
     
  10. Shadexpwn

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    Paypal doesn't really file your tax id unless you actually ask them to.