Social Security fraud has devastating effects on victims of this horrible identity theft crime.
Believe it or not, in an increasing number of social security identity theft cases, the victims are children.
The challenge is to keep the SSNs out of a thief’s hands, but allow businesses or government the means to collect the information needed for the correct person.
This particular social security identity theft scam is absolutely crazy, but true.
The man was totally unaware of any of this at the time of the marriage.
This caused huge credit problems for her new husband (who later divorced her after only 1 year of marriage) and, of course, caused unheard of credit problems for the person who's ID the thief stole.
Most of us research any major purchase we make such as a car or house.
It now makes sense to do the same thing for a person we are considering spending our life with.
You probably think this is a dramatic solution but, believe it or not, it is an extremely smart move if you find you are getting seriously involved with a person or plan to marry the individual.
I was in a store and having to wait quite awhile to have my business taken care of.
There was another woman also in line and while we were waiting, she started to talk to me about identity theft happening to her.
This woman retired after 20 years in the military. When she went to inquire about her social security benefits, she found her benefits had been given to someone else 10 Years Ago! She was never informed of this.
She asked how the social security office could do this, and they said they only do this when a person is deceased.
Excuse Me! Obviously, this woman was still alive.
Of course, she now had to Prove who she was, and that she is Not deceased; i.e., birth certificate, military ID and records, etc.
She then found out when her social security number was re-assigned. It was to an illegal alien.
She said the only thing that saved her identity and from having her credit and life thrown into turmoil was the fact that, as of now, illegals are not given credit cards.
The absolute worst part of this was the fact that she now had to get a Congressional Mandate through a California Congressman. Wow!
To file a complaint go to www.ftc.gov.
There are so many social security fraud scams being used on us, that the facts have become clear.
No matter what technology you use or what you are doing in life, you can be scammed.
Please take the proper precautions to protect yourself from identity theft.