Why do you need my SSN/DOB?
- Various regulatory agencies require Stocktwits and affiliates to comply with customer identification regulations. We are obligated to verify the identity of any person seeking to open an account and required to maintain records of their information. That requires us to obtain several key items before opening accounts such as your legal name, date of birth and your social security number.
- Additionally, the 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, requires us to verify your Social Security number in order to identify and prevent potential terrorists and money launderers from gaining access to the stock markets.
- We obtain the information solely to fulfill our regulatory requirements. Your information is only available to those required to access for business purposes.