posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 01:41 PM
Well, I for one would never put my SSN on my checks. You are giving out all the information for someone to open up a "online payment" facility from
your account (your name, bank routing no., a/c no. and SSN). And as of date identity theft is not a priority crime for the law enforcement.
When you hand over your credit card to the cashier and s/he swipes it, MOST of the times the receipt has only the last 4 digits of your credit card
no. Unless the cashier has a photographic memory, you are safe. Also most credit cards offer you free fraud protection and you are just liable for $50
if you report the fraud within 60 days.
[edit on 7-6-2005 by Quake]