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  • IRS Report: Illegal Aliens Using Stolen Social Security Numbers of

    06/25/2017 6:41:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Tax season may be over, but next year’s taxes will be due before we know it—and at least 1.4 million Americans won’t know that their Social Security numbers are being used by illegal aliens. An Internal Revenue Service report that this is roughly the number of illegal aliens who are impersonating citizens when it comes to file taxes. To make things more maddening, they’re not allowed to work with the Department of Homeland Security on finding the identities of these people. Stephen Dinan at The Washington Times had more: Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else’s legal...
  • Weekly Update: Grand Jury Investigated Hillary Clinton

    04/29/2017 11:17:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 28, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law FBI Court Filing Reveals Grand Jury Targeted Hillary Clinton JW Goes To Federal Court Monday on Another Obama Administration Email Scandal Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law Obama Justice Department holdovers must be pleased with their work. In July 2016, they were successful in undoing North Carolinas voter integrity laws in order to allow all manner of illegal voters the ability to cast ballots. Our Corruption Chronicles blog tells the story . Less than a year after a federal appellate court...
  • irs withholds refund until telephone callback to prove identity?

    06/10/2017 7:45:56 PM PDT · by SteveH · 58 replies
    e | 6-10-2017 | me
    something or someone claiming to be an austin, texas branch of the irs recently (~3 weeks ago) sent me a letter. i should receive a refund from the irs due to overpayment by several thousand dollars. however, according to the irs, it is suspicious that i am really me. so it wants me to call them up on an 800 number, with two past 1040s and 22s in hand, so i can prove to them that i am me before they will believe the 1040 and send me my refund. they will allow a lawyer to be present ir i...
  • ID Theft? Fraud?

    03/20/2017 1:47:53 PM PDT · by Eva · 57 replies
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    I hope someone can help me. My husband just received one of those scam calls that asks a question and gets you to answer yes. The caller records your yes and disconnects. Then they use that yes to agree to some contract.
  • Pretend journalist, Jorge Ramos, says illegals who commit identity theft do so to benefit our lives

    02/27/2017 8:08:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/27/17 | Robert Laurie
    Feel free to steal Ramos's identity No doubt you remember Jorge Ramos - the perpetually outraged, virtue-signaling, illegal immigration activist who pretends to be a journalist - from that time President Trump had him thrown out of a press conference. After it happened, Ramos enjoyed a few extra minutes of fame, made the anti-Trump media rounds, then faded back to his previous level of mid-range notoriety. Unfortunately, with the illegal immigration issue still front-and-center, Ramos rears his head every so often.
  • After Years Of Uneventful Check-Ins, Arizona Woman Is Arrested, Deported

    02/09/2017 5:53:20 PM PST · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/9/2017 | Camila Domonoske
    An Arizona woman who has lived in the U.S. for more than two decades was arrested Wednesday night after her regular check-in with immigration officials and has been deported to Mexico. She was sent to Nogales, Mexico, on Thursday, reports Katherine Fritcke of member station KJZZ. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos' deportation which has been protested by dozens of activists, some of whom were arrested late Wednesday is a glimpse of how immigration enforcement is changing under the Trump administration. She had had a deportation order against her for several years but was not considered a priority for deportation...
  • Report: Social security numbers active for 6.5 million people aged 112

    01/25/2017 11:30:59 AM PST · by Mariner · 77 replies
    Associated Press via PBS ^ | January 25th, 2017 | BY Stephen Ohlemacher
    WASHINGTON Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112. In reality, only few could possibly be alive. As of last fall, there were only 42 people known to be that old in the entire world. But Social Security does not have death records for millions of these people, with the oldest born in 1869, according to a report by the agencys inspector general. Only 13 of the people are still getting Social Security benefits, the report said. But for others,...
  • 3rd ex-Rhode Island lawmaker in 11 days charged criminally

    01/23/2017 2:01:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2017 4:33 PM EST | Michelle R. Smith
    A former Rhode Island state lawmaker has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges, becoming the third former House member in 11 days to be charged with criminal conduct and prompting the U.S. attorney to decry the states political culture. The charges filed against Democrat Ray Gallison in federal court Monday include mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and filing false tax returns. Gallison, an attorney, acknowledged taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from a dead mans estate and other misconduct. This says something about our political culture here, which I think should get our attention, U.S. Attorney Peter...
  • Stolen Identities, Stolen Lives

    09/01/2016 2:51:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/31 | Stephen Stock, Mark Villarreal and Kevin Nious
    Feds report 15,000 complaints since 2013 from people who say law enforcement or creditors mistakenly targeted them because someone else used their identity. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes, taking billions from American consumers each year. Now the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has uncovered a more insidious form of stolen identity that can also take your freedom. The Federal Trade Commission monitors identity theft crimes nationwide. The Investigative Unit combed through years of FTC complaint data and found nearly 15,000 reports since 2013 from victims of identity theft who mistakenly had criminal and civil actions waged...
  • IRS doesnt tell 1 million taxpayers that illegal immigrants stole their Social Security numbers

    08/30/2016 4:42:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 30, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agencys inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday. Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but its still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled, and fell woefully short anyway. As a result most taxpayers dont learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up. Taxpayers identified as...
  • IRS identified 1.1 million cases of identity theft but didnt notify victims (blood boiling)

    08/31/2016 4:10:56 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 24 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 8/31/16 | John Sexton
    Inspector General: IRS identified 1.1 million cases of The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued a report Tuesday which found the IRS had identified 1.1 million cases of employment-related identity theft since 2011 but failed to notify the victims. As the IGs press release makes clear, TIGTA pointed out this same problem to the IRS in a previous audit: Why is the IRS so hesitant to deal with this problem? Because most of the people committing the identity theft are illegal immigrants.
  • IRS doesnt tell 1M taxpayers that illegals stole their Social Security numbers

    08/31/2016 2:24:27 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agencys inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday. Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but its still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled and fell woefully short anyway. As a result, most taxpayers dont learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up. Taxpayers identified...
  • Social Security Administration Now Requires Two-Factor Authentication

    08/04/2016 8:11:41 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 53 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | 8/16/2016 | Brian Krebs
    The U.S. Social Security Administration announced last week that it will now require a cell phone number from all Americans who wish to manage their retirement benefits at ssa.gov. Unfortunately, the new security measure does little to prevent identity thieves from fraudulently creating online accounts to siphon benefits from Americans who havent yet created accounts for themselves. ... People will not be able to access their personal my Social Security account if they do not have a cell phone or do not wish to provide the cell phone number, the agency said. ... Also, as one reader already pointed out...
  • Experts Urge Password Changes After Massive Cyber Attack

    05/06/2016 5:10:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | May 5, 2016
    The hack affected providers such as Google, Yahoo, Hotmail and MicrosoftCybersecurity professionals are warning anyone with a personal email account to change their passwords after stolen user names and passwords were being offered up for sale on the Internet, NBC News reported. Some 272.3 million accounts were stolen - and involve some of the biggest email providers, including Google, Yahoo, Hotmail and Microsoft, according to Alex Holden of Hold Security. "We know he's a young man in central Russia who collected this information from multiple sources," Holden told NBC News. "We don't know the way he did it or the...
  • Joe Arpaio defeats immigrant groups in court; Arizona ID theft law upheld

    05/02/2016 1:49:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    States can impose their own stiff penalties on illegal immigrants and others who steal identities to get jobs, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, upholding Arizonas law and dealing a setback to immigrant rights advocates. The decision is yet another victory for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and more broadly for Arizona, which has been a pioneer in trying to find ways to punish illegal immigrants, stepping into a void left by the Bush and Obama administrations. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said there are still some questions about how police and prosecutors use the identity theft laws,...
  • IRS changing policy on employment-related ID theft

    04/26/2016 3:21:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2016 | Naomi Jagoda
    The Internal Revenue Service will start notifying victims of employment-related identity theft in a shift of policy that comes after criticism from Congress. "Were still working out the details of the policy change to advise people of possible misuse of their Social Security number, and we will have more details to share in the near future," the IRS said in a statement. During a Senate Finance Committee hearing earlier this month, Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), expressed concerns about the fact that the IRS doesn't inform victims when illegal immigrants use their Social Security numbers to obtain employment and then file...
  • (HOT!!!) California Student Information Released to Nonprofit

    02/18/2016 9:17:36 AM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 53 replies
    NBC 7 ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Consumer Bob
    Millions of public school students will soon have their personal information and school records handed over to a nonprofit community organization. The Concerned Parents Association fought for the data in federal district court and won over the objections of the California Department of Education. SDUSD Alerts Parents to Student Info Release. The nonprofit said it needs the information to see if California schools are violating the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other related laws. The database it will have access to includes all information on children, kindergarten through high school, who are attending or have attended a California school...
  • IRS says identity thieves breached its systems

    02/09/2016 10:07:39 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Msn Money ^ | February 10, 2016 | Laura Saunders and Richard Rubin
    The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that it identified an automated attack on its computer systems aimed at getting information that could be used to steal tax refunds. The agency said identity thieves last month used personal data of taxpayers that was stolen elsewhere in an attempt to generate e-file personal identification numbers to file fraudulent returns and claim tax refunds.
  • Feds are going after ID theft protector LifeLock: Here's why

    07/23/2015 2:10:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Birmingham News ^ | 7/23/15 | Leada Gore
    It seems like every other day there is a report about another cyber intrusion that compromises personal data. There are multiple companies that promise to help protect that information but one, LifeLock, has found itself under fire from the federal government. Let's talk about that:First, what is LifeLock?The proliferation of hacks that have compromised consumer's personal information have many people turning to identity protection through companies such as LifeLock. The Tempe, Arizona-based company was founded in 2005 and went public in 2012. It has offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Irvine and Mountain View, California. The company provides a variety...
  • Experian Hit With Class Action Over ID Theft Service

    07/21/2015 2:17:21 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 1 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | July 21, 2015 | Brian Krebs
    Big-three credit bureau Experian is the target of a class-action lawsuit just filed in California. The suit alleges that Experian negligently violated consumer protection laws when it failed to detect for nearly 10 months that a customer of its data broker subsidiary was a scammer who ran a criminal service that resold consumer data to identity thieves.