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They're not a financial institution, why do they request SSN ??

What do they do with them ??

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Its a US tax requirement
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Because the federal government says so.

Don't forget the song: I fought the law, and the law won.
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Its a US tax requirement
How do they verify that a social security number is valid
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they run everything, including your driver license number too i believe
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How do they verify that a social security number is valid
Algorithms...all based on algorithms for ease of processing...
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KYC & Tax purposes.

They can go as far as they'd like but if they push too hard people will go to other options.
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They can only confirm that the SSN is valid, not who it belongs to.
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