You Need My Social Security Number But You Won't Give Me Your Employee ID? • NewsMom
By now, most people know that their social security number is the key to their identity, so they need to be very judicious about who they share it with. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that the credit bureaus required me to give my number to an unidentified foreign call center rep (without an employee ID). On its surface, this may not seem like a significant security risk. However, as a news reporter who has extensively covered ID theft, the conversation detailed below raised some serious red flags.