Please do not e-mail my social security number

Recently I had a very interesting incident. I wrote an article some time in 2008 and the publisher paid me a little bit of money for it. That means the publisher must send a report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS – the U.S. tax department) reporting that they paid me, as well as send me a form called a 1099 form that I can use to report this money on my tax return. A few days ago the comptroller for the publisher sent me an e-mail asking for my social security number (my national ID number for any non-Americans … Continue reading Please do not e-mail my social security number