|Forum topic by Dchip||posted 504 days ago||563 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
504 days ago
I submit tips to a number of publications anytime I come across what I think is a novel solution to a common problem in my workroom. A couple of these have been purchased (ShopNotes & Popular Woodworking). I just received an email from the WWGOA saying they want to buy another, but this is the first time they’ve requested a completed W9. This seems like a ripe situation for identity theft, handing out my SSN and personal information in response to an email request.
Does anyone here have experience with this, and more specifically the WWGOA and their tip purchases?
Edit – I should also mention they sent an authorship release form detailing the information I sent them directly, and the woman I’m in contact with has a legit email and LinkedIn profile linking her to the WWGOA parent company. I’m not going to email the SSN, but there is the option of completing the form over the phone.
-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com