So perhaps they change identities to make them appear a little younger and more desirable to the League or maybe they hope they can get a few extra prime years out of their service before they get too old. The fact is that if they are a talented player, they shouldn’t have to lie to get picked up by a professional contract.
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.
Recent data indicates that identity theft affects national economies around the world. In the United States the FTC reported a loss of approximately $50 billion dollars annually for consumers and businesses. The Home Office of the United Kingdom calculated the cost of identity theft to the British economy at $3.2 billion during the last three years. Estimates from the Australian Centre for Policing Research place the cost of identity theft to individuals in Australia at $3 billion each year. . .