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Social Security Number Search: How to Find a Person's SSN

Social Security Social Security Number Search: How to Find a Person's SSN The United States government originally used a social security number, which is also know as an SSN, as a means of taxing a person. In recent years, however, the social security number has become an easy means of identifying a person for many legal purposes.

Looking up a person's SSN can tell you a lot about them. Every social security number is different, so, if you know a name and SSN, you can quickly access many public records about a person.

The biggest reason that you may want to do a search, based on a person's SSN, is if you are an employer who is looking to hire a new employee.

A social security number search can verify that the person is who they say they are, for tax id purposes. After all, identity theft is a common problem in recent years.

Beyond that, though, a social security number search can also tell you a person's traffic violation history, criminal history, credit history and several other important facts. As an employer, you can never be too careful. You always want to be sure that the person you are going to hire is fit for the job.

One way to look up a person's SSN information is through the United States Social Security Administration. On their website, you can conduct up to ten social security number searches each and every day. It is a free service, provided by the United States government.

Aside from the Social Security Administration's website, there are also many other online resources available to you. Different websites have different fees, so be careful. You may want to check on a website's reputation, before researching on it. One way or the other, though, you should eventually be able to find information on anyone, as long as you have their name and social security number.

If you have tried to search for someone's SSN on your own with no luck, or if you simply do not have the time to conduct the search yourself, you can enlist the services of a private investigator instead. Private investigators will give you up to date, accurate information. However, accuracy and speed can be expensive. Be prepared to pay up to one hundred dollars or so per search.

The bottom line is that you can never be too careful these days. So, if you are going to go through the motions of conducting interviews and reading resumes anyway, why not take it a step further? Arm yourself with all the information you can, by doing a social security number search. After all, SSN information is a matter of public record and it can be a big help in making your final decision.

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