Do you need to give a social security number to buy a car?

We tried to buy a Ford for my husband’s new car. They insisted they needed his social security number and they were planning to run a credit check. We were not financing the car, so why did they need a credit check? We were willing to pay with a certified check, which should eliminate the need for knowing anything about us.

Personally, I don’t care, but my husband has been known to get stubborn. If anyone reading this knows my husband, they will laugh at this understatement. After Ford’s statement, my husband found a Honda he liked and that’s what we bought. After he put a deposit on the Honda, Ford called saying that they don’t really need a social security number. Too late.

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