Social Security Numbers and ID Theft

This book explores the use of Social Security Numbers (SSN) and Identity Theft. The SSN was created in 1936 for the purpose of tracking workers' earnings for benefits purposes.

Author: Felipe D. Sorrells

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1607416042

Category: Political Science

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This book explores the use of Social Security Numbers (SSN) and Identity Theft. The SSN was created in 1936 for the purpose of tracking workers' earnings for benefits purposes. Since that time, however, SSN usage has expanded to encompass a myriad of purposes well beyond the operation of the Social Security system. This book describes how criminals acquire SSNs and how they use them to commit identity theft. How organisations such as financial institutions, insurers, universities, health care entities, government agencies, and innumerable other organisations use this nine-digit sequence as a default identifier is also examined. Furthermore, existing statutes, regulations and private sector efforts designed to protect SSNs are looked at, including data security and data breach notification laws. This book concludes with specific FTC recommendations, which address both the supply and demand aspects of the SSN problem by proposing actions that would make SSNs less available to identify thieves, and would make it more difficult for them to misuse those SSNs they are able to obtain. This is an edited, excerpted and augmented edition of a Federal Trade Commission and GAO publication.

Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number

Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number www.socialsecurity.gov Igen dentity 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 ...

Author: U.S. Social Security Administration

Publisher: GPO FCIC

ISBN: 161221049X

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Someone illegally using your Social Security number can steal your financial identity and your money. Find out how to prevent identify theft and how to report it if you suspect it. If you are a victim, learn how to get a new Social Security number.

Field Hearing on Social Security Numbers and Child Identity Theft

the Identity Theft Task Force created by President George Bush identified the Social Security number as the most valuable commodity for an identity thief . Months or even years later , victims first learn about the crime often after ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Social Security

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210020565014

Category: Fraud

Page: 80

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The Role of Social Security Numbers in Identity Theft and Options to Guard Their Privacy

Some are picked up by law enforcement by crimes committed by the ID theft using their name . ... Congress needs to get to work on identity theft and limiting access to Social Security numbers is an excellent place to start .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Social Security

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822038355574

Category: Fraud

Page: 84

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Protecting the privacy of social security numbers and preventing identity theft

Safeguards to protect Social Security Numbers and prevent identity theft must be put in place now . As a first step , I , along with several of my Committee on Ways and Means colleagues , including Mark Foley , introduced bipartisan ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Social Security

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ISBN: PSU:000049647570

Category: Electronic books

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Social Security Number Privacy and Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2004

They also found that in some cases , the display of SSNs in public records and easily accessible websites provided an opportunity for identity thieves . The SSA Inspector General testified that the most important step in preventing SSN ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D023636063

Category: Identity theft

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Social Security Number Privacy and Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2000

Regulation of the sale and purchase of the social security account number in the private sector . ec . 202. ... security account numbers is a significant factor in a growing range of illegal activities , including fraud , identity theft ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means

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ISBN: PURD:32754071806172

Category: False personation

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Fifth in a Series of Hearings on Social Security Number High risk Issues

In closing , I want to emphasize that identity theft is a multi - faceted problem for which there is no simple solution . The challenge of determining how best to keep SSNs out of the hands of wrongdoers illustrates how difficult this ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Social Security

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ISBN: PSU:000058934241

Category: Electronic government information

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Preserving the integrity of social security numbers and preventing their misuse by terrorists and identity thieves

I. The Problem of Identity Theft is Far Reaching Identity theft accounts for over 80 percent of Social Security number misuses reported to the Social Security Administration.3 The cost of identity theft is expected to reach eight ...

Author: United States

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ISBN: UOM:39015090405393

Category: False personation

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