Identity Theives VS EIN

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by skylark516, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. skylark516

    skylark516 Regular Member

    Aug 29, 2009
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    I know a company probably wouldn't usually steal my identity, but I'm paranoid.

    How can an EIN be used to steal an identity? Can it even be used to steal an identity? What would be the worst thing that could happen from giving out, on my w-9 form?

    Thank you so much in advance!