Saturday, September 09, 2006

Illegal immigrants and stolen social security numbers

A new york times articles details the case of case of an illegal alien using a U.S. citizen's social security number not for credit theft or identity theft, but simply "to get established". Unfortunately, this might as well as be credit theft or identity theft because the effect can be the same.

In this case, the credit history that the illegal alien is building is being tied to the victim from whom the social security number was stolen. Obviously, this can have terrible consequences for someone who is attempting to purchase a vehicle or home. And it is further evidence of the U.S. government's failure to protect its own citizens under the current administration.

Link to the NY times article: Immigrants stealing U.S. Social Security numbers for jobs, not profits

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