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Is this necessary?

Posted by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:04 AM
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Is it necessary to give out your social security number at a car dealership? Dh and I have been car shopping and yesterday one of the salesman suggested we have our credit run to see if they would be able to finance us. We gave them our social security number. I now regret it because we didn't buy anything. Are they allowed to do this?


i probably should add that they asked for all this before we even had a car in mind to buy. They said they just wanted to know where we stood before we went any further. 

by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:04 AM
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kiddycat73
by Platinum Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:06 AM
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Yes, it is necessary. They can't run your credit without it. And they can't finance you unless they run your credit.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:07 AM
Thats how they run your credit, yes. And it's necessary yes.
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Texor
by Platinum Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Um.

YOU allowed them to. 

bmw29
by spitfire_bobbie on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:09 AM
You can't finance a car or anything else for that matter without a credit check. You have the option of getting preapproval for a loan on your own but somebody will have to have your social for that.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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*necessary
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:10 AM
Necessary*

Before you get torn to pieces
Sparklepants747
by Queen Annie on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:10 AM

* necessary, and yes, obviously. How else are they going to check your credit? 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:10 AM

it IS NECESSARY to spell right

Ber-Lynn
by Emerald Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:11 AM
Yes it is necessary.
kiwiskiwi29
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Thank you. I can never spell that dang word. Lol.

Quoting Anonymous: Necessary*

Before you get torn to pieces


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