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Counterfeiting and misuse of the social security card and state and local identity documents

hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, July 22, 1999.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • False personation -- United States.,
    • Identification cards -- Forgeries -- United States.,
    • Illegal aliens -- United States -- Identification.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .J8645 1999h
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 79 p. ;
      Number of Pages79
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6834380M
      ISBN 100160608201
      LC Control Number00329564
      OCLC/WorldCa44870139

        If your Social Security number has been misused by someone else, please report the misuse to your local Social Security office. Don’t become a victim of identity theft, fraud, or misuse. Protect yourself by keeping your card and any other document that shows your Social Security number in a safe place. Identity Theft Solutions. 2 How secure is your personal information against I shred all pre-approved credit offers, account statements, and financial documents before disposing of them. es Y •No I never carry my Social Security card. es Y No I have a locked, secured mailbox. es Y No My Social Security and driver license numbers are.   With identity theft rising, the federal government is considering making it easier for young victims to receive new Social Security numbers. Such a move could help tens of thousands of children whose numbers have been stolen by thieves to obtain credit cards, legally hold a job and collect fraudulent tax refunds — sometimes for years without : Tony Mecia.


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Counterfeiting and misuse of the social security card and state and local identity documents by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Thank you for this opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the counterfeiting and misuse of the Social Security card and State and local identity documents.

As Chief Intelligence Officer at the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), Forensic Document Laboratory (FDL), I am prepared to expound on the vulnerability of documents. Get this from a library. Counterfeiting and misuse of the social security card and state and local identity documents: hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, J [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subject Counterfeiting And Misuse Of the Social Security Card And state And Local Documents J Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for inviting me to testify about the documentation the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses to establish identity for Social Security program purposes.

Evidence of Identity for an SSN Card. NOTE: For documents that contain only a year or state that they are valid for a particular year, it can be assumed, absent evidence to the contrary that the documents are valid only from the 1st day of that year through the last day of that year.

EXAMPLE: A document implying validity for the year would only be valid January 1. Identity theft affects millions of Americans every year, and the Social Security number (SSN) is a key for thieves to unlock many forms of identity fraud.

The OIG receives fraud referrals alleging various forms of identity theft and SSN misuse. OIG carefully reviews every fraud allegation we receive, and we make every effort to pursue cases of. using false documents to obtain an SSN under an assumed identity, or buying, selling, or counterfeiting Social Security cards.

EXAMPLE: An individual opens a bank account with an SSN other than his/her own for the purpose of avoiding taxes. Social Security Number and Card — Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals. August Learn more about how child noncitizens with deferred action may be able to get a Social Security number.

New Numbers For Domestic Violence Victims.ICNAugust Learn how a victim of family violence may be able to get a new. (5) if the matter involves the opening of a new bank account, your social security number, (6) specific details of the records you are disputing (check or transaction number, date, amount, and payee), and (7) the reason for the dispute (suspected forgery, suspected identity theft, etc.).File Size: KB.

Misuse of Social Security Numbers § Health and related insurance for state employees. Beginning July 1,any plan established pursuant to this section shall provide for an identification number, which shall be assigned to the covered employee, and shall not be the same as the employee’s social security number.

§ File Size: 14KB. legislation creating the Social Security Administration (SSA). See Social Security Act (the Social Security Act of ), Pub.49 Stat. The purpose of the Social Security Act (the Act) was the creation and implementation of a social insurance program designed to pay benefits to retired workers to.

The reason for the warning was that prior to having a social security card didn’t prove much of anything, certainly not your identity. Obtaining a card was ridiculously easy–all you had to do was stroll into any local social security office, fill out a form or two, and they’d assign you a number there and then.

Check the name on the card. It should match the name on the person's other forms of identification, such as a driver's license or passport. Most of the time, when you will be checking the veracity of a person's social security card, you will also have access to other forms of identification for this individual.

Make sure the name is spelled the 67%(24). First, report identity theft to the local police. If your identification cards, including passport, driver's license, credit cards and Social Security card, have been stolen or used illegally by someone other than you, contact your local police department.

If you believe someone is using your Social Security number to establish a new identity, steal money or goods, or defraud the government, you may be the victim of identity theft. The Social Security Administration cannot help you recover any money you may have lost, but they can correct and protect your Social Security : 11K.

The Legitimate Uses of Social Security Numbers, and Their Misuse for Identity Theft Purposes ( KB) Media Resources Our Media Resources library provides one-stop collections of materials on numerous issues in which the FTC has been actively engaged.

Praise forThe Truth About Identity Theft “This book will open your eyes, scare you smart, and make you think twice. Identity theft can happen to you and this book is a must read.

Jim Stickley tells you why and how you need to protect yourself.” Matt Lauer, Anchor,TODAYShow/5(10). knowingly alters a social security card issued by the Commissioner of Social Security, buys or sells a card that is, or purports to be, a card so issued, counterfeits a social security card, or possesses a social security card or counterfeit social security card with intent to sell or alter it.

The fraudulent use of a social security number is a crime under both federal and state law. One agency charged with the responsibility of investigating potential fraud and prosecuting those found guilty of committing this crime is the Social Security Administration's Office of.

If an identity thief has access to your Social Security number, they can access your Social Security account. If you get benefits, they can contact the Social Security Administration and have the payments sent directly to them.

The bad guys can even set up an account in your name, apply for benefits, and then collect the cash. This chapter addresses part of the third of the four specific items in the committee’s charge: “identify the types of representative payees that have the highest risk of misuse of benefits.”In order to address this charge, we first had to define misuse and understand how it differs from program violations and improper use of Social Security benefits; this information is covered in.

Subjects had organized the ID documents for each identity by using a wallet or plastic check register holder that contained a driver's license (or state ID card), social security card, bank ATM card, information on the starter checking account opened by the person, and, in some cases, more than 20 credit cards in the name of that particular.

The stolen SSN was used to obtain a State of Wisconsin identity card, to open bank accounts in the victim’s name, and to file fraudulent tax returns. Meanwhile, Mr. Burns continued to falsely represent to SSA that he was disabled and unemployed; indeed no.

Social Security Number Misuse Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the Committee on Finance, on Sept. 26 asked the Social Security Administration and the agency's Inspector General to explain agency efforts to prevent Social Security misuse in light of the Sept.

11 attacks. Grassley made the following comment on the response he received. "It's becoming clear that the. A copy of a state identification card (Driver’s license or state picture ID). A copy of your social security card. A copy of two (2) of the following proofs of address that are in your name: a.

A copy of a rental or lease agreement, showing a different address during the disputed time frame. A copy of a warranty deed, a security deed. “The highest priority of my administration is restoring the integrity of the Social Security system In order to tell the American people the facts, and to let them know that I shall fight to preserve the Social Security system and protect their benefits, I will ask for time on television to address the nation as soon as possible I will call on the Congress to lay aside partisan.

The SSA may assign a new Social Security number to you if you are being harassed, abused, or are in grave danger when using the original number, or if you can prove that someone has stolen your number and is using it. You must provide evidence that the number is being misused, and that the misuse is causing you significant continuing harm.

The Forgery and Counterfeiting Act creates the following commonly used offences: Section 1 - Forgery - making a false instrument. Section 2 - Copying a false instrument. Section 3 - Using a false instrument. Section 4 - Using a copy of a false instrument.

Section 5 - Custody or control of false instruments (purporting to be money orders. If your Social Security card is lost or stolen, you can request a replacement card for ’ll need to complete an application and provide proof of identity, preferably with a U.S. driver’s license or passport.

You may also need to provide proof of U.S. citizenship if you have not already established your citizenship with the SSA. Good afternoon Chairmen and Members of the Subcommittees. On behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), I would like to express my gratitude to the Subcommittees for affording us the opportunity to participate in this forum and to provide comment regarding Preserving the integrity of Social Security Numbers and Preventing their misuse by terrorists.

Inappropriate use and a lack of security makes Social Security numbers (SSNs) vulnerable to access by identity thieves. This AARP Public Policy Institute Fact Sheet by Neal Walters and George Gaberlavage examines public and private sector use of SSNs and identifies policy options proposed at both state and federal levels to strengthen SSN protections.

Would require the Commissioner to improve the physical design, technical specifications, and materials of the Social Security card as are necessary to ensure that it is a genuine official document and that it offers the best possible security against counterfeiting, forgery, alteration, and.

Social Security Facts: The Social Security act was signed by FDR on Aug Ernest Ackerman was the first recipient of Social Security benefits. He received a one –time lump sum payout of 17 cents. FICA stands for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act. Social Security numbers were first issued in To date, over   "The missing death information will also hinder private industry as well as State and local governments' ability to identify and prevent identity fraud." Read.

Report Quickly. If your number is used for identity theft, contact the Federal Trade Commission at or at File a police report and notify credit-reporting bureaus and banks. Report Medicare fraud toand if you suspect crooks are going for your tax refund, call the IRS at For lost or. Acceptable Identity Source Documents* Individuals appearing for enrollment are required to provide two forms of identity source documents in their.

original. form. The primary identity source document must be an unexpired, federal or state government issued photo ID per federal requirements and is limited to the. PENAL CODE. TITLE 7. OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY. CHAPTER FRAUD. SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS. Sec. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter: (1) "Financial institution" means a bank, trust company, insurance company, credit union, building and loan association, savings and loan association, investment trust, investment company, or.

Modern use of the Social Security number as a unique identifier has been a windfall for identity thieves.

When the numbers were first issued inAmericans 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.

Identity theft is the deliberate use of someone else's identity, usually as a method to gain a financial advantage or obtain credit and other benefits in the other person's name, and perhaps to the other person's disadvantage or loss.

The person whose identity has been assumed may suffer adverse consequences, especially if they are held responsible for the perpetrator's actions. The Terrorist Financing Operations Section of the FBI works with the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General for SSN verification.

Once the validity or non-validity of the number has been established, investigators look for misuse of the SSNs by checking immigration records, Department of Motor Vehicles records, and. The Dangers of Social Security Number Identity Theft.

If you've been keeping up with the news, you realize that identity theft is one of the fastest rising crimes in the United States. If you are not careful, a dishonest individual who has access to your Social Security number can use it with malicious intent to learn more of your personal information.

House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims: Counterfeiting and misuse of the social security card and state and local identity documents: hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, J Your Social Security number is the key.

Originally, your Social Security number (SSN) was a way for the government to track your earnings and pay you retirement benefits. But over the years, it has become much more than that. It is the key to a lot of your personal information. With your name and SSN, an identity thief could open new credit and bank accounts, rent an apartment.

The Social Costs of Currency Counterfeiting 5! !Counterfeits Passed into Circulation 5! !Prevention Costs 7! !Loss of Confidence 9! 4.!A Structural Model of Counterfeiting and Methods of Payment 10!

!The Data 10! !The Model 13! !Results 14! !Quantifying the Social Cost of Substitution Effects 16! 5.!Robustness of Results 20!