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What is “the credit card database?” What country is this? In the US we only have credit reports, which are tied to SSN. Do you mean you had to give your SSN to receive a prepaid card? That doesn’t seem right.

Yes, this was in the US. And yes, I had to give SSN. As far as I understand this requirement was added sometime around 2011.

I’ve never had to give a SSN when buying prepaid Visa cards as gifts. I’ve ofter given them to minors as gifts.

I bought a prepaid visa after such time and had no requirement

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