Guarding your social security number

Wednesday, 5 December 2007, 7:27 PM EST

Requests to provide our Social Security numbers have become so common that many people just assume they have no choice but to hand it over. That's actually not true, but having that knowledge is only half the battle. The real challenge is convincing the people who automatically request such information that you really don't have to give it to them.

At Time.

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