Credit card/change of address

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brandy
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Credit card/change of address

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To change my address for a credit card, the bill says to use the online form. They want my full social security number, which I do not want to give. Any ideas? I’ll cancel the card first. And if they want me to give SSN for THAT?? Thanks!
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brandy wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 6:17 am To change my address for a credit card, the bill says to use the online form. They want my full social security number, which I do not want to give. Any ideas? I’ll cancel the card first. And if they want me to give SSN for THAT?? Thanks!
Have you called the issuer and asked if you can change your address without providing your SSN?

(By the way, your credit card issuer already has your SSN...so I'm not sure why you would refuse to verify it with them when you are on their secure website and seeking to change your address.)
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brandy wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 6:17 am To change my address for a credit card, the bill says to use the online form. They want my full social security number, which I do not want to give. Any ideas? I’ll cancel the card first. And if they want me to give SSN for THAT?? Thanks!
Make sure you are on the legitimate website. But if you are logged into the secure online account for the credit card, the have you SSN already on file.
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Try sending a secure message once logged into the site,
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As stated, they have your SSN. Sounds like you don't have an online account setup, so to verify your identity they want your SSN.

Cancel it if you want...
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brandy wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 6:17 am To change my address for a credit card, the bill says to use the online form. They want my full social security number, which I do not want to give. Any ideas? I’ll cancel the card first. And if they want me to give SSN for THAT?? Thanks!
Call them.
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They want to make sure it's you to prevent fraud. Why is that a problem?
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