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FBO chain needs my SS number and birthdate for rewards program.

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Itchy, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Itchy

    Itchy Well-Known Member

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    Freakin really? People do this? First thing on the application form was those two lines following my name. I’ve no idea why anyone would do this, you don’t need anything more than that data to spoof your way into my 401k. Frustrating that some executives thought this was OK.

    /Rant off.
     
  2. CFI A&P

    CFI A&P Well-Known Member

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    Yes. If you earn my than $600, then it gets taxed.


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  3. T/O w/FSII

    T/O w/FSII Well-Known Member

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    It's American Express, not Atlantic that requires the info. You get a prepaid American express credit card that comes with a bunch of benefits. If you reward over 600 bucks a year you have to pay tax on it because they consider it as income. If you don't want to do any of that I will pay you 50% of the value of your rewards and you can give them to me so I can break 1k of free money just for paying for gas with someone else money
     
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  4. Itchy

    Itchy Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if I was one digit off each, would it affect it?
     
  5. gne in prog

    gne in prog Well-Known Member

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    Likely would if they send a 1099. You're supposed to pay taxes on all of it, but they don't send a 1099 until you get 600 bucks worth. It isn't Atlantic Aviation's big scheme to clear out their customers 401ks.
     
  6. T/O w/FSII

    T/O w/FSII Well-Known Member

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    You simply wouldn't be approved. If you think are are smarter then American Express then let me know how it works out.
     
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    gotWXdagain Highly Visible Member

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    If they do still send you the rewards money, then you'd be guilty of tax evasion. And since you're not evading by millions of dollars worth of tax scams, they'd probably come after you.
     
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    dustoff17 Well-Known Member

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    PLUS, now you've posted your intent to defraud the Government so your, "Oops, I must have accidently written the wrong digit!" just went out the window....
    ...Thanks for playing along........
     
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  9. Itchy

    Itchy Well-Known Member

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    My intent is not to defraud the government of taxes due, I can still claim the income. My intent is to keep essential data to my identity from falling in the wrong hands.
    Wait, large and small corporations would never have a dat breach would they? Nah.
    Thanks for playing along.
     
  10. dustoff17

    dustoff17 Well-Known Member

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    @Itchy, I should have put the smiley face :))) in my post. I wasn't taking a shot at you, I was just making a comment about how that might play out.
     
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  11. FloridaLarry

    FloridaLarry Well-Known Member

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    Social Security card says right on it: 'Not to be used for identification.' Yeah, right! :bounce:

    I wonder why there hasn't been a court case on this yet (or if so, it's a stealth one!). The current work-around seems to be using only the last four digits of your SSAN.

    I think no company can enforce it if you refuse, but then, they also don't have to do business with you. Seems like a Catch 22.

    Disclaimer: Not an attorney, but I do have a social security number.
     
  12. CFI A&P

    CFI A&P Well-Known Member

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    Atlantic rewards is the best beer money going these days. We hit doubles and triples all the time.
     
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  13. Jordan93

    Jordan93 Well-Known Member

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    Is the person at the FBO also a Nigerian prince?
     
  14. SFLAX

    SFLAX Well-Known Member

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    If you think your info ain’t out there, okay go with that....
     
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  15. ATN_Pilot

    ATN_Pilot Socialist Pig Member

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    Whining about companies using your SSN for identification is so 1990s. It’s like old men who wouldn’t sign up for AOL because they wouldn’t use their credit card over the phone line.
     
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    Mavmb Well-Known Member

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    People in Nigeria need your social too and they want to give you a million dollars.
     
  17. DPApilot

    DPApilot GUYSH! GUYSH! GUYSH!

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    Sadly we are mostly Signature.
     
  18. CFI A&P

    CFI A&P Well-Known Member

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    Sad whale song. It is painful to have a transcon out of HPN or VNY instead of TEB, and BUR.


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