How To Find A Social Security Number Online: 2020 Update
6 Things You Should Know Before You Attempt To Find Someone's SSN.
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This Guide provides everything you need to know to find someone's Social Security Number for permissible purposes. All our searches are performed by real Private Investigators and the subject is never contacted.
We've provided an FAQ list below on 6 answers you should know before requesting to find a Social Security Number.
- 1. Are Social Security Numbers Considered Public Records? Though used for a variety of purposes, Social Security Numbers ARE NOT public records, as they allow access to many sensitive documents and personal information. More regarding privacy...
- 2. Is It Legal To Search For Someone's Social Security Number? Generally not, however there are permissible exceptions such as child support collection, debt collection, civil or criminal litigation, 1099 issuance and fraud, to name a few. More on permissible purpose...
- 3. If Have a Permissible Purpose, What Must I Do To Find A Social Security Number? You should place your order request with Docusearch and be interviewed by our Compliance Department to authenticate your identity and substantiate your permissible purpose. More on compliance...
- 4. What Information Is Needed To Find Someone's Social Security Number? You will need the full name, current or recent address and age of your subject. Date of birth is helpful. More on what's needed...
- 5. How Does Docusearch Find Social Security Numbers? We have access to the major credit bureaus. Your subject must have an established credit history (good or bad), and be over 21 years old. More details...
- 6. What Does It Cost To Find A Social Security Number? The cost to find someone's Social Security Number is $49 and takes less than an hour, once the compliance interview has occurred. More information regarding cost and guarantees...
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1. Are Social Security Numbers Considered Public Records?
As we stated, Social Security Numbers ARE NOT public records and should be kept secure and private. It is classified as personally identifiable information, such as drivers license numbers and passport ID numbers.
Conversely, public records are those considered to be publicly available and are generally provided at county courthouses, such as real property records, most criminal records, and bankruptcies, tax liens and judgments, respectively.
2. Is It Legal to Search For Someone's Social Security Number ?
It’s perfectly legal, under certain circumstances.
Child Support, Judgment Collection, 1099 Issuance, Litigation.
If your purpose to find a Social Security Number is for unlawful reasons then of course this would be a criminal act. For instance, it would be illegal to search to determine a subject's credit worthiness, hiring purposes or for any fraudulent purpose, such as identity theft. Also, we will not process any order requesting your own SSN or that of your child.
However, a request by the Court to determine the military status of a civil defendant is acceptable.
So is a request to determine the SSN of a contract employee so that a 1099 may be issued. More permissible purposes can be found at https://www.docusearch.com/find-a-social-security-number.html.
3. If I Have a Permissible Purpose, What Must I Do To Find Someone's SSN?
You start the process by first placing an order request at the Docusearch secure website, https://www.docusearch.com/find-a-social-security-number.html
Next, you can expect to receive a phone call from our Compliance Department. Docusearch recognizes that we have a duty to protect sensitive information from release for any unlawful or unethical purpose. We will authenticate your identity (to make sure you are who you say you are), and substantiate your permissible purpose. You may also have to provide supporting documentation to further substantiate you purpose.
Is Anything Else Provided?
No, This search will only provide your subject's SSN, it will not supply address information, dates of birth or any financial history regard your subject.
4. What Is Needed To Find a Social Security Number?
All we need is your subject's full name and a recent address. A date of birth is also helpful. We use this information to find an exact match in the major credit bureau database. The search is quick, about an hour if ordered during regular business hours, (after the compliance interview is complete).
5. How Does Docusearch Find Social Security Numbers?
As we explained, we are able to find Social Security Numbers because we have access to the major credit bureaus. We simply match the name and address you provide. Remember, your subject must be over 21 years old and have an established credit history (good or bad).
6. What Does It Cost To Find Someone's Social Security Number?
The cost to find a SSN is $49. This is a one-time fee paid at the time you place your order. There are no further costs, unless you place another order. If, for any reason, we are unsuccessful in finding the SSN, the total fee will be promptly refunded.
Why Should I Trust Docusearch?
Reputation, and 35 years of experience.
Docusearch has been assisting attorneys, judgment collectors and business owners find Social Security Numbers for 35 years. Our tools and experience are unprecedented in the investigative and legal industry.