Is this safe? Need SS# for online quote.

Pooh BearMarch 9, 2012

Just out of curiosity I thought I would try one of those

insurance companies that I constantly see advertised on TV.

All I wanted to do is get a quote and see how it compares to

my current provider. I won't switch. I am just wondering.

I went to the insurance company website. To get a quote

the site (Progressive.com) wants my social security number.

Is it safe to give it to them?

Thanks.

Pooh Bear

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bob414

I wouldn't give them mine. I won't give it to anyone if I can't see a valid reason for them needing it. I don't see why they would need it for an insurance quote.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 2:12PM
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DA_Mccoy

PB,

Not me.

I only provide my SSN on-line for the SSA and my free credit reports. I access one of them through the FTC website every four months.

Other than that...........nope.

Call them. If they want your business they will interview you on the telephone.

DA

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 2:19PM
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Pooh Bear

They claim it's for a credit check.
I'm not giving it to them.

Thanks.

Pooh Bear

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 2:21PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

NO never would I give any one my SSnumber like that.

I would have to do some serious investigations before I ever gave any one my SSnumber

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 2:25PM
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mikie_gw

Bank teller ask me for ss number.. I said thats supposed to be a secret, so I purposely forgot my ss number many years ago. The girls there all giggled that I had forgotten it. & that was it. Po problem.

I had progressive insurance. It was good but to get the best price you really need an agent quote I think. They seem to know the right Q&A's so the make the sale.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 5:17PM
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sushipup1

They can run a credit check without a SS#. Sheesh.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 5:53PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

It's pretty common for insurance companies to run a credit check, that's what they want your social security number.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 7:23AM
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