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re: [NOISE] Chi Sun Times SS# Sweepstakes
"Lynne L. Harrison" <[email protected]>:
> There may be *an ulterior motive* of getting the person's ssn, i.e., for
>the purpose of the newspaper (and the winner) reporting winnings to IRS. In
>addition, the newspaper may also feel that, in selecting a 10-digit number,
>it probably will not repeat such as someone's birthdate. Personally, I lean
>towards the former.
Why not just make giving up your SS# a condition of receiving
the prize *if* you are a winner like lotteries do? I think the real
reason is they need a unique number and are lazy and uncreative about
generating one from the info people send in.
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