I am just aghast at how many potential employers are demanding my social security number to be simply entertained for a potential job. I will not provide my social security number unless there is a job offered. I already have had two attempts in the last two months at identity theft. A potential employer is not going to offer me any assistance if my social is stolen and I now have to deal with that after being unemployed since November of last year.
They're not requesting your social security number for their entertainment in moron they're requesting your Social Security number so that way they can properly identify you for who you are and make sure you don't have a criminal history so if you fail to provide them with your social security number they cannot run a background check and then offer you the job
I have only been asked for a social security to conduct pre-employment background check.