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A former employer is asking my wife for her SSN and DOB in email to report to Workplace. Is that is true? Can we provide my SSN and DOB directly to Workplace instead of going through the former employer?

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    What is workplace? – mhoran_psprep Oct 11 '17 at 20:12
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    Your question makes no sense. 1) What is "workplace?" 2) you say your former employer is asking for your wife's SSN but you're asking about providing your SSN (not your wife's, which you say they're asking for). – Chris E Oct 11 '17 at 20:30
  • [edit: nevermind. I was thinking of Workday.] Workplace is a payroll/time tracking/general HR app. – bvoyelr Oct 12 '17 at 16:45
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Former employer?

They should have that information already. Why would you give it out again? Why do they "need" it? Until you get a good reason, just ignore their request, it's not your problem.

  • Just be sure you have that last paystub handy showing all deductions withheld. – Wesley Long Oct 11 '17 at 20:29
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    Sounds fishy to me. Any former employer that doesn't have your SSN but still has to file reports on you is breaking records retention laws or is (more likely) full of crap. – Chris E Oct 11 '17 at 20:34
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    And do not ever send that sort of sensitive info in email! – shoover Oct 12 '17 at 21:00

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