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what should my excuse be for paypal to give alternative to SSN?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by natit, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. natit

    natit Newbie

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    so my stealth paypal became limited and they asked for SSN, what should my excuse be for paypal to give alternative to SSN? im thinking of along the lines of i dont really feel comfortable giving out my SSN. what do you think?
     
  2. JustUs

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    Illegal under US law to use SSN for identification.
     
  3. natit

    natit Newbie

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    what im confused?...what?
     
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    Read the Social Security Act. It is illegal to ask for SSN's for identification purposes, or to use the number for such a purpose. Even if this law is seldom enforced. You should never give your SSN. I would simply point that out and be done with it.

    Since you probably have already given a CC# to Paypal, they already have the SSN on that card because of the linked account information.
     
  5. natit

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    i see but the thing is im not sure theyll take to kindly to that. is their any other excuse i can give them?
     
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    Just say you are visiting the country and staying there during your vacation.
     
  7. JustUs

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    I pointed out what I had previous stated, and then asked them the need for the SSN. They went away.
     
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    MadStacks BANNED BANNED

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    True. But they will claim they need it for tax purposes and it is a part of their TOS.
    If you play hardball with them they will just permanently limit you do being a so called "High risk" client.
     
  9. JustUs

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    Which you go around by linking the account to SMS and a throw away cellphone.
     
  10. natit

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    any thing i can say?