Are cpn numbers legal, if so how do you obtain one? Is it best to use a lawyer?

Asked over 1 year ago - Elkins, WV

If best to obtain a lawyer, is there a certain lawyer to seek?

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  1. Thomas J Callahan

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . Help us out. CPN number?

    To questioners from West Virginia & New York: Although I am licensed to practice in your state, I practice on a... more
  2. Alan D. Walton


    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . What is a CPN number?

  3. Jason Wade Barnette

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . He's talking about what is referred to as a "credit profile number". They are legal if you have a legitimate business, obtain an EIN from the IRS, and use it on business credit applications. They are ILLEGAL to use in lieu of your SSN. That would be characterized as obtaining credit by fraud.

    I am not your attorney nor is any answer I may provide legal advice. You may contact me directly for legal advice... more

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