Name change on my account... Why do they need my SSN?

I called to change the name on my account to my married name.  Easy enough, right?  After one hour and three attempts, I gave up.  The rep confirmed my date of birth.  Connected to a tech person who asked my date of birth, ssn, and cell phone number.  Already unsure about giving out my ssn, I had to repeat it several times. The tech person said that all my info was wrong, and that the rep would have to start over with a new order.  So, we did everything all over again.  Connected to the same tech, repeated all my info again several times, everything was wrong again!  So, we try a third time.  Connect with a different tech, repeated my info again including my ssn three times!  Again it was wrong.  By this time I just got frustrated and hung up.  Now my concern is that my ssn is out there, or it's attached to somebody else's account.  Should I be worried???

Re: Name change on my account... Why do they need my SSN?
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Hi DMP11,

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