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I'm applying to a massage organization to teach recertification credits. I will pay them $250 to have the classes that I teach eligible for relicensing credits. They want my social security number and date of birth- they will never be paying me any money, I pay them, so they never need to report any payment to me. I'm reluctant to give them my identity info. Is it illegal in any way to give these people an imaginary social security number? The date of birth I imagine I can fudge.
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Have you asked them why they need an SS#? Have you asked if there is an alternate means of ID you could give?
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Its an online signup. I wonder if it's even legal for them to require this of me. In any case, there's no one to ask, and if I did ask them, I imagine they'd just tell me to forget it
If it is only for identification, they have to allow an alternate method. You can not be required to give you ss# ***** non tax purposes.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
OK_ so if I gave a fake one? They won't process the application without it
if you gave a fake one, I do not know how they would know if they are not running you through payroll.
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You aren't legally required to provide your SSN to businesses unless one of the following is true:• You'll be engaging in a transaction that requires notification to the Internal Revenue Service; or• You're initiating a financial transaction subject to federal Customer Identification Program rules.If you refuse to provide your SSN, companies may choose not to do business with you, but there's no law that prevents them from asking for it.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
since i'm not engaging in the above, is it illegal for me to give a false number?
I do not think it is unless you are attempting doing so to defraud them or the government.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
OK thanks <i 'm only wanting to keep my identity safe.
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