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Social security numbers and ID theft

Felipe D. Sorrells

Social security numbers and ID theft

by Felipe D. Sorrells

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Published by Nova Science Publishers in Hauppauge, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementeditor, Felipe D. Sorrells
ContributionsUnited States. Federal Trade Commission
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6679 .S63 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24461947M
ISBN 109781607416043
LC Control Number2009035602
OCLC/WorldCa320806932

Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. Respond right away to letters from the IRS. Don’t believe anyone who calls and says you’ll be arrested unless you pay for taxes or debt — even if they have part or all of your Social Security number, or they say they’re from the IRS.   The scam: Scammers leverage the growing threat of data breaches and identity theft to try to convince you that your Social Security number .

  Social Security identity theft goes deeper than that, as the personal information stolen is your all-important Social Security number. That gives .   Many of our reader’s are concerned about Social Security number protection, and understandably so. Knowing when you should and should not give out your Social Security number can be a challenge. It’s a somewhat charged and sensitive subject. In this post I’ll provide some perspective. One good rule to live by is this: Just because.

Nearly 40 million Social Security numbers have been stolen and used by illegal immigrants and others to get work, according to agency records obtained by an immigration reform group. Modern use of the Social Security number as a unique identifier has been a windfall for identity thieves. When the numbers were first issued in , Americans were told that their use would be limited to Social Security issues. Today, the Social Security number is one of the most frequently used record-keeping numbers in the United States.


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Since that time, however, SSN usage has expanded to encompass a myriad of purposes well beyond the operation of the Social Security system. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America.

A dishonest person who has your Social Security number can use it to get other personal information about you. Identity thieves can use your number and your good credit to apply for more credit in your name.

Then, they use the credit cards and don’t pay the bills, it damages your Size: KB. Social Security Numbers &; ID Theft Felipe D Sorrells This book explores the use of Social Security Numbers (SSN) and Identity Theft. The SSN was created in for the purpose of tracking workers' earnings for benefits purposes.

Since that time, however. Explores the use of Social Security Numbers (SSN) and Identity Theft. This book describes how criminals acquire SSNs and how they use them to commit identity theft.

It examines how organizations such as financial institutions, insurers, universities, health care entities, use this nine-digit sequence as. Identity Theft And Your Social Security NumberICNLearn how you can prevent identity theft and what you can do if you’re a victim.

Tax ID theft - Someone uses your Social Security number to falsely file tax returns with the IRS or your state Medical ID theft - Someone steals your Medicare ID or health insurance member number. Thieves use this information to get medical services or send fake bills to your health insurer.

The hack of federal workers' personal data is the latest theft of Social Security numbers. The government isn't saying how many SSNs have been stolen over time. One expert says it's.

But Social Security numbers have since become a key method of ID. "It was the one unique piece of information that would identify every consumer individually," Neal.

Last month, online security expert Brian Krebs revealed that an underground identity theft service which illegally sold Social Security numbers had. IDnotify was Experian's first identity protection product. IDnotify offers Essential, Select and Premier plans with a child Social Security number monitoring service /5.

Few documents are as precious as our Social Security cards, which is why keeping it safe and private is so important. Particularly because these nine-digit are some of the biggest targets for identity theft–with an SSN, thieves can apply for loans, open lines of credit or file phony tax returns under your name and leave you with the bill.

A child's Social Security number can be used by identity thieves to apply for government benefits, open bank and credit card accounts, apply for a loan or utility service, or rent a place to live. Check for a credit report to see if your child’s information is being misused.

As of Octoberthe IRS had stoppedconfirmed identity theft tax returns, a 30% decline from the same time last year. Tax ID theft numbers fell substantially.

The number of people reporting that they were victims of tax identity theft fell toina 46% decline fromin   Inwhen 15 million people were victimized by identity theft, about new numbers were issued, says Social Security Administration spokeswoman Dorothy Clark.

Getting a new number is a laborious and often futile process in which economic hardship must be proven. Once your Social Security Number is gleaned via Phishing or a data breach, they will easily make you a victim of identity theft.

They can establish new lines of credit, open bank accounts, apply for personal loans, open utilities or phone service, file a fraudulent tax return and even get a job, using your SSN. Identity theft is the process of stealing your personal information — like your name, address, Social Security number and email address — and using it without your consent.

Identity theft can happen to anyone, and the effects can be more than just an inconvenience. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen personal information, including your Social Security number, to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft, continue to pay your taxes and file your tax return, even if you must file a paper return.

Can I get a different Social Security number if I am a victim of identity theft. Views: If you have done all you can to fix the problems resulting from misuse of your Social Security number and someone still is using it, we may assign you a new number. A description of 'Employment Related' identity theft and actions for victims to take.

If you’ve experienced one of the following, this may be an indication your Social Security number or other personal information may have been used by another person. of consumers’ Social Security numbers (“SSNs”), develop a deeper understanding of the relationship between the SSN and identity theft, and explore approaches that would preserve the SSN’s beneficial uses while curtailing its availability and value to identity File Size: KB.Safeguarding your identity and Social Security is of the utmost importance.

If you think you’re a victim of identity theft, please act now. For more information, read our publication Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number or visit us online.If you apply for a new Social Security number, you must prove.

your age; your citizenship or lawful immigration status; your identity; Getting a new Social Security number probably won’t resolve all the problems related to the theft of your identity.

Government agencies and some businesses may keep records under your original Social Security.