Giving your Social Security Number for the Backgroud Check?Submitted by entropypressStAt on Sun, 04/29/2012 - 00:13
I have been sent a form from the State GOP to fill out so that the Secret Service can do a background check and give me credentials for the RNC. At first I didn't think twice - seemed normal enough - but then I thought about it - ESPECIALLY because the State's GOP Chair asked me for it over the phone. I told him I would come and fill out the paperwork in person.
So I thought about it some more. I HAVE DONE background checks on my tenants and all I needed was their name and previous addresses. I am feeling uneasy about giving the GOP my social security number. I don't have anything to hide - but I thought only the IRS could ask you for that. And can't the Secret Service do a background check like I do for my renters? AND if I have a recently issued US Passport can't I just show that?
I know I'm probably being a bit over-cautious - but to put it bluntly - I do not want the state GOP or the RNC having access to my SSnumber. What do they want to do? see my credit score???