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You can refuse to give a private investigator your Social Security number. However your prospective employer can legally refuse to employ you for that reason.
A employer may require a prospective employee to submit to a complete background check including furnishing a social security number as a condition of employment provided the reason for the background check is legal.For example federal laws would prohibit the prospective employer from requiring the disclosure of the social security number on the grounds of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability,past, current, or future military obligations, FMLA
usage or filing a workers compensation
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