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humanfilth

join:2013-02-14
cyber gutter

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social insurance number scams

Canadas SIN(social insurance number) is only for specific business between the government and you and for already hired employment.
Anyone else asking for it is a scammer.

Another issue is your drivers license which is for driving or identity, but some places it is being harvested for its number with high quality scans.
"prove my identity for this purchase?. Sure, but you are not allowed to photocopy it. Plus what is your data retention policy since you are attempting to put the license number into your computer system."

The big problem in the U.S. is practically any company is demanding a social Security number for whatever service, which results in all sorts of identity thefts.
»oig.ssa.gov/report-fraud-waste-o···ty-theft

Also in Canada you never ever have to pay taxes or processing fees on Lotto winnings. But many outside of Canada scammers keep trying and keep hooking people.
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dra6o0n

join:2011-08-15
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Because the education system in Canada isn't bad enough, but more people falling for such simple scams because they lack the knowledge that SIN cards are only related to employment and government services.

Canadians are gonna end being the biggest joke of all unless they fix the damn educational systems with the miserable excuses called teachers and unions.



Tomek
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join:2002-01-30
Valley Stream, NY

said by dra6o0n:

Because the education system in Canada isn't bad enough

Take a look at American education system... I think we can beat Canada in that competition
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bt

join:2009-02-26
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reply to humanfilth

said by humanfilth:

Canadas SIN(social insurance number) is only for specific business between the government and you and for already hired employment.
Anyone else asking for it is a scammer.

This is false. As per Service Canada, "Some private-sector organizations may ask for your SIN. This practice is strongly discouraged, but it is not illegal."

»www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sin/···de.shtml

But definitely be very wary of any business that tries to require a SIN to proceed. Even the biggest businesses that have the most to gain (legitimately) from asking for a SIN don't require it.


Gwai Lo Dan

join:2007-01-24
L5B 0C8
reply to humanfilth

said by humanfilth:

Canadas SIN(social insurance number) is only for specific business between the government and you and for already hired employment.
Anyone else asking for it is a scammer.

It's also required for banking, so that they can send to the customer and government tax slips as needed for interest, dividends, transactions, etc.