Notice And Demand
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Federal law forbids any individual from requiring another individual to disclose his/her Social Security Account Number, unless said individual is requesting benefits from the Social Security Administration:
"It shall be unlawful. . . to deny to any individual any right, benefit, or privilege provide by law because individuals refusal to disclose his social security number".
Title 5 USCA 552 (a)(1)
This law is also known as the Privacy Act and states that any individual damaged by the denial of a right, benefit or privilege because he lawfully refused to disclose his social security number is entitled to recover:
(a) "actual damages sustained by the individual as a result of the refusal or failure, but in no case shall a person entitled recover receive less than the sum of $1,000.00:
(b) the costs of the action together with able attorney fees as determined by the court."
Therefore, a judgment of at least $1,000.00 plus court costs and attorney's fees may be assessed against any individual, business or government agency that knowingly defies a requested right, benefit or privilege because the individual making the request refuses to disclose his social security number.
See the following Federal court decisions:
1. "The right of privacy is a personal right designed to protect persons from
unwanted disclosure of personal information... " CNA Financial Corp. V Local 743, D.C. III, 181 F. Supp 942, III
2. The Act. . . "was enacted for (the) purpose of curtailing the expanding use of the social security numbers. . . and to eliminate the threat to individual privacy and confidentiality of information passed by common numerical identifiers." Doyle v. Wilson. D.C. Del. 1982 529 F. Supp, 1343.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that according to law, a Social Security number must be used only in the following instances:
1. To receive public assistance.
2. To pay taxes and receive refunds.
Therefore, an individual may lawfully refuse to disclose his social security number if requested to do so for any reason other than those listed above.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that I "Your Name" am not applying for "public assistance" nor am I attempting to "pay taxes" or "receive refunds". Therefore, I "Your Name" am not lawfully required to disclose my social security number at this time and therefore refuse to disclose my social security number.
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