Entire 9 Digits for SSN and it is in clear text?

Entire 9 Digits for SSN and it is in clear text?

9digits
Visitor
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Hello,

 

Why do Shopify ask the entire 9 digits SSN in clear text? Most entities ask for the last 4 digits.  This is security flaw and issue to the system.  Is there a way to put the last 4 digits only?

 

 

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Emily
Shopify Staff
1408 103 194

Hi, @9digits.

 

Thank you for reaching out! 

 

We ask for the nine digits of your SSN to ensure that the person applying for an account or service is who they claim to be, as well as for tax information and purposes. 

 

Please let me know if you have any further questions! I would love to learn more about your business. What type of products do you sell? 
 
Talk soon, 

Emily | Social Care @ Shopify 
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9digits
Visitor
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Hi Emily,

 

I do understand the reason why.  The problem why you put a sensitive information it shouldn't be in clear text. It should be like when you put your password in asterisk form.