Traffic stops seem to be one way identity thieves are caught these days. . .
The Supreme Court agrees with defense attorneys . . .
The question before the Supreme Court is whether or not the federal identity theft law can be fairly applied to illegal immigrants who use fake social security numbers to obtain employment in the U.S.
Dorothy Clark, spokeswoman for the Social Security Administration, says she’s not aware of any prior cases of the index being used to perpetrate fraud rather than prevent it. “None that I can attest to,” she says.
Security for web applications? Why do I need to think about security for my web-based apps? Well, whether you’re building it in PHP or Perl, Ajax or ASP, you will likely be collecting the private information of your users. So, whether you’re helping your web-based users use an application for photo sharing, or offering them free web-based classes, you need to have a plan in place so that the security of your web-based application won’t be compromised.
National identity cards? The social security administration’s systems suck. No question about that. But are national ID cards with biometrics identification in their very design the solution?
It is estimated that approximately 420 billion dollars in federal funds are sitting in “limbo.” The government calls this the Earnings Suspense Fund. . . .there is no one to credit the payments to. . . Who benefits? The federal government, does and the imposter who was able to be employed using your number.
In August 2006, the Veteran’s Administration contacted approximately 16,000 individuals regarding a theft of computer equipment containing veteran;s benefits information. In another instance over 26.5 million social security numbers were stolen when a federal employee’s laptop computer was stolen. How did this information get stolen? Wasn’t it protected by the government somehow?
More IRS Issues and Identity Theft: Lora and Jamey Costner of Newport, Tennessee, have joined the ranks of identity theft victims after two illegal immigrants, Douglas Valdez and Elizabeth Velasco Bautista, allegedly used the Costner’s Social Security numbers to obtain employment at the Koch Foods plant in nearby Morristown.
How do you report Identity Theft? Are there some sort of template letters you can use for reporting? How about when the IRS won’t refund due to an Identity Theft situation? Where do my reports of Identity Theft go?