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2018-09-12 Government
Black Market Discovered in Social Security Numbers - Unexpectedly!
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Posted by Bobby 2018-09-12 10:19|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [347 views ]  Top

#1 The SSN system is broken beyond repair. Every American's SSN has already been stolen multiple times. There are no real controls over who has this information or what it is used for, and no serious consequences for losing it. Just look at what (didn't) happen to Equifax.
Posted by Iblis 2018-09-12 10:58||   2018-09-12 10:58|| Front Page Top

#2 This can be fixed fairly easily. When a new employee fills out a W-4 form, the employer is only required to keep a copy of it and use it for payroll tax deductions. Instead, if this form was also sent to the IRS, they could then cross-check it with the SSA to see if it's legit. The IRS / SSA cross-check is already used for various tax return verifications, such as a taxpayer receiving a 1099-R from a retirement fund (401(k), etc.) and seeing if the 10% early withdrawal penalty applies (check against your date of birth at the SSA is the cross-check). You'd also have to include the person's date of birth on that W-4 form for complete verification, but that's a minor modification. The verification process should not take more than two weeks. I'd be willing to trade the additional 200 or so IRS hacks needed to implement this against the massive multi-billion dollar fraud & abuse that's happening, not to mention identity theft.
Posted by Raj 2018-09-12 11:11||   2018-09-12 11:11|| Front Page Top

#3 Add a 3D biometric fingerprint to the crosschecked form?
Posted by 3dc 2018-09-12 12:02||   2018-09-12 12:02|| Front Page Top

#4 Add a 3D biometric fingerprint to the crosschecked form?

Put it all on the digital passport.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-09-12 15:39||   2018-09-12 15:39|| Front Page Top

#5 Cross check against voter rolls.

Note: this was an attempt at humor
Posted by Airandee 2018-09-12 19:56||   2018-09-12 19:56|| Front Page Top

#6 Jiji. I laughed twice. Gracias, amigx!
Posted by Erandi 2018-09-12 20:38||   2018-09-12 20:38|| Front Page Top

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