Social Security Number (SSN)

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A number which is assigned by the government to people in the United States of America, for purposes of the Social Security System (such as taxation). Non-citizens can apply for a social security number if they will be temporarily working in the United States. Each person is assigned a unique number, which is also used in some situations as an identification number.

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A person should beware in sharing their social security number, as it could be used in fraudulent financial transactions to steal one's identity.
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The social security number of the individual was stored in our servers so we were able to retrieve it to input it into the new system.
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In order to get the job, I had to give them my social security number, so they could run a quick background check.
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