Locking your SSN #

Taxpayers May Self-lock Social Security Number (SSN):  The E-Verify program allows participating employers to electronically verify their employees’ employment authorization by comparing information from the new hire’s Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records. A new service, myE-Verify, allows individuals authorized to work in the U.S. to establish a secure personal account, self-check their own employment eligibility data, and use the new self-lock feature to protect themselves from employment-related identity fraud by preventing unauthorized use of their SSN in E-Verify. Use of myE-Verify is free, secure, and voluntary. See for more information.

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