CPN numbers are second chances in the credit game!
A secondary credit number(SCN) is a nine-digit number that has the
exact same genetic makeup of a Social Security Number.
A CPN Number (Credit Privacy Number) / SCN Number (Secondary Credit Number) is a unique nine digit identification number that can be used to report financial information to all three credit bureaus. A CPN NUMBER / SCN Number is registered with the Three Credit Reporting Bureaus the process to do so called TRI-Merge (Submitting your personal information & the CPN / SCN to the 3 credit bureaus) and after that you will be able to have payments and financial information reported to. You can use your new CPN Number / SCN Number for any credit reporting purposes. Use it to opening a bank accounts, credit cards, personal loans, auto loans, apartments, utilities, cable, cell phones, etc.
Using a CPN Number (Credit Privacy Number) / SCN Number (Secondary Credit Number) makes it easier to segregate finances in the event of identity theft. Without access to a Social Security Number (SSN) the thief is somewhat limited in the amount of difficulties they are creating for the rightful owner of the number. Creditors do not get any benefits when their clients get a new credit file. Based on the 1974 Privacy Act, a person is not obligated to give his or her Social Security Number (SSN) to any private entities. When it comes to the legality, CPN Number (Credit Privacy Number) / SCN Number (Secondary Credit Number) are completely legal. However, it should be kept in mind that they can be utilized for credit purposes only and not for deceitful intentions.