Social Security

When you view your credit report, it will list your Social Security number as well as any variations of it that may be tied to your credit history.

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What is a Social Security number?

A Social Security number is the unique nine-digit number that the federal government provides U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents who are actively working. You have only one Social Security number even if you change your name or address.

Can Agencies Post an Item to Your Credit Report without Knowing Your Social Security Number?

While your Social Security number is a primary piece of information used to pull your credit report, it’s not the only information used. Experian matches information using all the identification information provided by the lender, so information will be accurately shown in your report even if no Social Security number is provided.