Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCredit · 1 decade ago

Do electric companies need your social security card?

I am moving into my own apartment soon. I have had to open several accounts (electric, phone, tv/internet, apartment, etc...) and all have asked for my social security number to run a credit check. However somebody else from the electric company called back a few days later and said they needed me to bring in my social security card to prove my identity, but nobody else has needed this. My dad is worried somebody there might be scamming people...opinions?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    no they just want proof positive you are who you say you are so also take a picture ID

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