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Why cant stores pull up my social security when i want to

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hi, why cant stores pull up my social security when i want to make a purchase with them
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 11 months ago.
The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended at 5 U.S.C. 552a, protects your vital records, including yor social security number....The Privacy Act prohibits disclosure of these records without written individual consent unless one of the twelve disclosure exceptions enumerated in the Act applies....You can PROVIDE your social security number to the finance dept of a company so that they can check your credit, for the purpose of providing financing, but stores don't have acces TO your social security number without your permission, and without your providing to TO them...Have I understood your question correctly? let me know....In fact, please let me know if you have ANY questions at ALL, before rating me....If this has helped, and you DON’T have other questions … I'd appreciate a positive rating using the Stars on our screen (and clicking submit).…Otherwise I'm not compensated for the time here.... Thanks!Lane… ...I have a law degree, with electives in Tax Law, Estate law, Corporate law, and business planning … anMBA, with specialization in finance a BBA, and CFP & CRPS designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986.14 Nov 2016, 9:36 AM Offer Premium Service