I was born in the U.S. to non-american parents. We moved out of the country a year later and never returned to the U.S.
About 20 years later, I applied for a new passport from the consulate in my country and told them I have no Social Security Number (SSN) and swore under oath. A few weeks later I got my passport.
Now I am scared because my parents might have gotten me an SSN when I was born but they don't remember. I just found out now that I can give my info to the Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) serving my country (this happens to be in the embassy of another country for my case) and figure out if I ever had one.
I also need to get a SSN to open a bank account (even in my country), get a job, etc.
But I'm scared either option might get me into trouble if I did indeed have a Social Security Number.