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Where can I open online bank account without SSN?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by EGS, May 1, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hi.

    Where can I go about opening up an online bank account, virtual or physical, without the bank requiring a social security number?
    SEMrush
    "Most of these financial entities want you to blv so, but under the Social Security Privacy law, a bank can not deny you privileges and rights because you refuse to disclose a number, which only identifies a government trust fund established for an individual. Social security numbers are only for that purpose, for the businesses of the the Social Security Administration." WikiAnswers

    So I read that banks do not require that kind of information. Am wondering where I can open one online. :) Preferrably I'd like a virtual bank account that I can use, or one that I can go to at a physical location.

    Please assist.
    Thanks!
     
    EGS, May 1, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. eddy2099

    eddy2099 Peon

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    I believe 9/11 changes a lot of things. I believe you can open a bank account if you appear physically in the bank branch without an SSN but the SSN may be your single proof that you are a US Citizen (or Resident) then again the Driver's License may be another proof of identity.

    You can try 'Wells Fargo' https://www.wellsfargo.com/ . It seems to be a more online friendly.
     
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    d16man Well-Known Member

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    Bank of America is doing some of this....at least with credit cards and I think checking accounts as well...
     
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    if u are an internatioanl student in the us, you can use just your passport
     
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    wamu.com allows you to open an account online. but you need a social.
     
    SteveAR, May 1, 2007 IP
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    Hi,

    Yes opening a US Bank acct as a non-resident is almost "impossible" with the Patriot Act and the war on Terror. But it can be done if you know how. There is always an exception to every law:-

    I found a Report which showed me 3 ways to get around this and using the information I was able to open an Acct with a Bank in Texas, US from Africa where I live. It was unbelievable 'cos I been trying to do this for 4 years.

    You can get the report here:

    http://www.ewealthsuccess.com/us-bank.html

    Hope this helps.


    Regds.
     
    hamlak, May 2, 2007 IP
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    This is true, ever since 9/11 the Banking Industry has focused its attention on assisting law enforcement agencies in tracking the money trail of terrorists and those suspected of supporting terrorist activities.. I remember this from a buslaw course I had in 2003.
     
    mng026, May 2, 2007 IP