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Should you give you SSN to Recruiter

 
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I was posting my resume on one of the job search engines. And some recruiter Y contacted me. I send them my resume. Came back to me to fill up
some stuff like my experiences on certain skill areas, and they insisted i needed to give them my SSN because
"Also, without your SSN we cannot present you to our client - Y. This
is required and requested by SBC to avoid duplication, as there are too
many vendors working on the same requirement. I can assure you that
this would be confidential and hope you would appreciate the same"
What do you guys think?
 
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It's against the law to require you to give your SSN. Companies don't worry about the law, they own George Bush and AssCroft. If the recruiter looks half honest turn in your number. Chances are you can buy your number from somebody on the web for $9.95.
 
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So if its against the law. Can I sue this person?
Since I have proof of our email collaboration.?
 
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OFcourse!!!Goahead,We are with you
 
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No way? Can I really sue this guy/company?
 
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You can sue anyone, I don't know that you would win.
 
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"barbie",
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"Karma Cola",
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<h1>Hold It!!!</h1>
A Recruiter has no business demanding your SSN. Even the employer doesn't until it's time for them to start registering you with the Feds.
This ploy has been used by fake recruiters to commit identity theft.
Don't even think about handing out SSN, D/L, credit card or other personal information to a recruiter unless you have solid evidence that you're dealing with a reputable agency and that they do have a legitimate and legal reason to have that info.
 
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Hey, this topic was started in meaningless drivel, transfering it to jobs discussion and demanding proper names is not a friendly act.
Barbie may wish to protect her identity.
 
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