What is your take on a company asking for the last four digits of your Social Security number on the application? From a Google search, it seems that it is legal in most states, but still not recommended to give it out.
Should I enter a fake number? This is an online application, and I can't just skip it.
I wouldn't do it unless it's a very well-known company or recruiter. The reason I was told BofA does it, is to identify applicants regardless of of name changes, name variations, and especially to identify former employees who aren't eligible for rehire.