hits4pay requiring social security number for payment

United States
June 6, 2010 4:02am CST
i have been with then i dont know how long and stuck with them when they had NO ads and i have already been paid once via check a long time ago but now i go to cash out and they are requiring me to put in my social security number now. if this place hadnt been so dead until recently with my past in being paying i would but since it just came back from the dead im kind of wondering if i should. i dont like giving that out to anyone and they say its for tax purposes but 25 bucks needing tax things?!?! or am i just being too paranoid? does anyone know if they are still upstanding enough to trust with that info? when earnings were constant i wouldnt even second guess but it was dead for a long time.
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
6 Jun 10
I used to be a member of hits4pay and I did give them my Social Security number. They may have come under scrutiny by the IRS and are now trying to appease them. I think they're all required to have our Social Security number if we're U.S. citizens. I never had a problem because of giving them my number. I only stopped using hits4pay because I noticed an increase in spam while I was a member. I was paid by them about 3 times, so they are legit and giving them your Social Security number should be quite safe. I've belonged to other sites that required it as well. Maybe it depends on where their headquarters are located. I don't know. All I know is that hits4pay is legitimate and you don't have anything to worry about.
• United States
7 Jun 10
They should have asked for that before you received your first payment also. I know I had to provide that info the first time I was paid. As far as them being legit...they are. And you won't have to pay taxes on the $25 you made either. The IRS is not interested in collecting a few bucks of online earnings.... but think about the members that have 300-400 referrals, and those referrals all have a couple hundred refs also. If they are mostly active, they aren't receiving $25 checks- they are getting $250 checks, and several of them each year! Those are the members that Hit4Pay needs to have that info for...perhaps, as mentioned earlier in your thread, because they have come under fire from the IRS recently for not providing tax info on members making more than $600 per yr (those are the people the IRS is concerned about!)
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
7 Jun 10
Hey moonlit! I don't know anything abot this site! I have never heard of it, but I am not into trying out those kinds of sites. But, any site that wants your social security number just for a payment of $25 I would run like hell! I hope you haven't given them that information and I hope you don't! You don't need to pay taxes on $25 and even if you did I wouldn't put my social security number online to any site no matter how much money it was paying!
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• Latvia
6 Jun 10
I wouldn't give my personal number to any website.
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• United States
12 Jul 10
i usually dont either but i have been with them for a long time and been paid so i couldnt understand why they needed it for this payout.. apparently its a policy with the owner of the site
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
6 Jun 10
Yes it has been this way for over a year, IRS is requiring all sites like Hits4pay SendEarnings, and others to require a Social Security number now.
• United States
12 Jul 10
i got paid from sendearnings not long ago and didnt have to give one.. weird
@topffer (38914)
• France
6 Jun 10
I think they just want to verify that you are an US Citizen. I read their TOS that says : "8. All state local and federal taxes on earnings or contests are the responsibility of the individual subscriber. All affiliates US residents And Non US residents must fill out the appropriate fields in this form to receive affiliate commission checks. Non US residents can leave the TIN field blank. No one will be sent a check, in the United States, without this info." As long as they don't ask you an ID with a photo (it can be used to steal an identity), I think you can give your social security number to get your $25...
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