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  • States probing massive data breach of Social Security numbers

    04/04/2014 7:36:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 51 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 4/04/2014 | Steve Johnson
    In what could be one of the biggest data breaches in history, the federal government and authorities in several states are investigating the criminal sale of Social Security numbers, bank account data and other personal information for up to 200 million U.S. citizens.
  • Crony Capitalism: The 1960s Generation’s Legacy

    10/31/2013 5:17:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 31, 2013 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    WASHINGTON — The historic blunders of President Barack Obama’s embarrassing healthcare rollout demonstrate spectacularly the utter failure of what? Let me tell you. They are the blunders of what was once called the “Brightest Generation” in American history, the 1960s generation. It did not start with Obama. His blunders were just a continuance of their blunders. By the 1960s generation I mean the pot-smoking, war-protesting, guitar-strumming kids of the left—not the majority from the 1960s generation, not the silent majority, but the minority. They were the miracle workers in politics: Jean-François Kerry, the Clintons, Al Gore, Joe Biden, and all...
  • How to avoid falling victim as identity fraud nearly doubles

    05/24/2012 1:35:58 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/24/12 | Ian Cowie
    Identity fraud and other forms of account takeover theft nearly doubled over the last year, according to CIFAS, one of the official fraud prevention services. Cases of account takeover fraud reported between January and April increased by what a spokesman called “an astonishing 82pc compared to the same period in 2011”. People who bank or shop online are most vulnerable, as CIFAS reckons the internet was used in 71pc of account takeovers. This form of fraud ranges from one-off hijacks in order to pay for goods, to the complete emptying of an account – such as cancelling existing cards or...
  • Obama's Conn. Social Security Number hits Rush

    05/07/2012 12:42:10 PM PDT · by GregNH · 181 replies
    WND ^ | 5/7/2012 | Joe Kovacs
    Rush Limbaugh, the nation’s top-rated radio talk-show host, briefly brought up the issue of Barack Obama’s potentially criminal use of a Connecticut-based Social Security Number, since the president has never lived in the Constitution State. While speaking with a caller named Rob about Obama’s alleged deception of citizens, Limbaugh tossed out the question: “What are your thoughts on the fact Obama’s Social Security Number is from Connecticut and he’s never been there?” Rob responded, “That’s what you call a red flag. A red flag is also, ‘First of all, I don’t need to give you my birth certificate,’ and then...
  • Is Putative President Barack Hussein Obama II Really Bari Shabazz, Fugitive from Justice?

    11/08/2011 11:57:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 204 replies · 6+ views
    Obama release Your Records ^ | November 7, 2011 | Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
    On November 2, 2011, I published an article entitled and asking the question, “Is Barack Hussein Obama II Really Bâri′ M. Shabazz, Born October 28, 1959 in New York City? ”, accessed at here. The basis of the question that I asked came from a November 2, 2011 breaking story published by Martha Trowbridge entitled, “Bâri′, Barry, Barack, accessed at here. In her article, Ms. Trowbridge’s contends that putative President Barack Hussein Obama II’s real name is Bâri′ M. Shabazz and that his date of birth is October 28, 1959, and his social security number is 084-54-5926. She says he...
  • Alias Barack Obama: The greatest identity fraud in history

    07/27/2011 9:43:05 AM PDT · by Natural Born 54 · 46 replies
    Dr. R. J. Polland's book web site ^ | 07-27-2011 | Dr. Ron Polland
    Exclusive: Dr. Ron Polland Provides Preview of His Upcoming Online Book "THE GREATEST IDENTITY FRAUD IN HISTORY" by Ron Polland, Ph.D., ©2011 (Jul. 21, 2011) Dr. Ron Polland, PhD, has just finished a new e-Book, Alias Barack Obama: The greatest identity fraud in history that covers his three-year investigation into the life and background of Barack Hussein Obama, and the mystery of his online birth certificate. From the day he joined Free Republic in June 2008 (using his original family name, Polarik) to the present, none have worked harder and longer on this issue. During the course of his three-year...
  • State programmer identifies template for Obama 'forgery'

    07/12/2011 9:39:04 PM PDT · by opentalk · 364 replies
    WND ^ | July 12, 2011 | Jerome R. Corsi
    High-level engineer demonstrates how Nordyke birth certificates used.A prominent software engineer claims the Obama birth certificate released by the White House was forged by using as templates the birth certificates of twins born in Hawaii one day after the president. The engineer, a high-level programmer for a state government, spoke on condition of anonymity... .... He believes forgers used the registration numbers of the birth certificates belonging to Gretchen and Susan Nordyke, 10637 and 10638, to create the Obama birth certificate number, 10641.
  • Why is Obama's name different on passport? Doesn't match birth records released

    06/05/2011 5:26:11 PM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    WND ^ | June 2, 2011 | Jerome Corsi
    In this era of tight airport security, the Transportation Safety Administration typically will not allow a passenger to board an airplane if the name printed on the ticket differs from the way it appears on government-issued identification. Now that the White House has released President Obama's purported long-form birth certificate, a question arises as to why the name on that document does not match the name on his State Department passport. This matched how his name was listed on the short-form Certification of Live Birth released during the 2008 presidential campaign, as first presented by DailyKos.com June 12, 2008: Below...
  • Obama’s ineligibility: Prepare for the fall

    05/30/2011 7:40:28 AM PDT · by Ordinary_American · 200 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 30, 2011 | Lawrence Sellin
    The United States is in a Constitutional and political crisis without precedent. What can ordinary Americans do when a large number of politicians are corrupt and an even larger portion of the national political leadership is complicit in a cover-up of that corruption? Do we petition those leaders to investigate and punish themselves? (snip) The evident bewilderment displayed by Will is prima facie evidence of the depth of denial now prevalent in Washington, D.C. It is an equivalent to writing an article after the Pearl Harbor attack entitled “The Japanese might not like us.” (snip) Having been born in Panama...
  • FINAL REPORT: Obama's Birth Announcements Fail To Indicate "Natural Born" Status

    04/02/2011 3:13:05 PM PDT · by Creme Brulee · 233 replies
    The Daily Pen ^ | April 2, 2011 | Penbrook Johannson
    A new investigation of Obama’s birth announcements appearing in Hawaii’s two primary newspapers in August, 1961 shows, conclusively, they were the result of a registration record taken by the municipal health authority, not a medically verified “Live" birth documented as occurring at a Hawaiian hospital, per an officially defined "vital event" by the U.S. Department of Health, National Vital Statistics Division protocols.
  • FAC Filed in Lawsuit About Obama's Bogus Social Security Number...

    03/24/2011 9:50:08 PM PDT · by csd · 19 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | March 24, 2011 | BirtherReport.com
    As reported here and here, attorney Orly Taitz filed a Freedom of Information violation suit regarding Obama's questionable social security number reserved for Connecticut applicants and the continued stonewalling by the Social Security Administration on numerous FOIA requests. Attorney Taitz just filed her First Amended Complaint in the case. Attorney Taitz reports that she has obtained new documents that prove Obama lied about his days at Columbia University. Fullcomplaint with exhibits embedded below... Via Attorney Taitz: First Amended Complaint submitted today in DC. Newly uncovered documents show that Obama was defrauding the nation re his Columbia university records, he was...
  • SS# Timeline Pinpointed?

    03/15/2011 7:39:23 AM PDT · by charlene4 · 204 replies
    Obama realease your records ^ | March 14, 20011 | Orly Taitz
    ObamaRelease YourRecords on 1:31 AM Via Atty. Taitz; Great news, we can pinpoint the date, when SS-5 was filled out out for Obama’s CT SSN 042-68-4425 (one number after Thomas Wood’s below). Date is March-April 1977, when Obama was in HI, nowhere near CT. [SSA Records Embedded Below] Obama is using 042-68-4425. 042-68-4424 was assigned to Thomas Wood, curently deceased. SSA stonewalled for a year. After I filed my law suit against the commissioner, they started providing info. This number gave us a date, a reference point March 28, 1977-April 15 1977. At that time Obama resided in HI, could...
  • Is Obama Bribing the States on Eligibility?

    03/12/2011 9:54:29 PM PST · by thecodont · 83 replies
    drkatesview ^ | March 11, 2011 | drkate
    Continuing to thwart the United States Constitution and the people’s will, the Obama-Jarrett administration appears to be bribing the states considering eligibility legislation. Already Georgia* and New Hampshire’s eligibility bills will be postponed to 2013, clearly to protect Obama. And although there are signs of improvement in the language of the Arizona bill, what do you want to bet that will be postponed too? The way the bribe is being set up only reinforces our own research that Congress is engaged in the cover up of the usurpation. The goal is to reduce or threaten federal funding for key infrastructure...
  • Law prof calls on House to investigate eligibility

    03/01/2011 1:51:18 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 28 replies
    WND ^ | March 01, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    A professor emeritus at the Law School of Notre Dame says he doesn't know whether Barack Obama "achieved election by misrepresenting, innocently or by fraud, his eligibility for that office." But Charles E. Rice, who has authored "What Happened to Notre Dame?" said the U.S .House of Representatives should be the leaders stepping forward to resolve the question. "The House of Representatives is an appropriate body to inquire into the facts and legal implications of a president's disputed eligibility for office," he wrote on his blog, called The Steady Drip," today. "The House itself has a contingent but potentially decisive...
  • FOI violation complaint filed in D.C. re: Obama's SSN(s) reserved for CT applicants.

    02/07/2011 7:25:48 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 13 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | Sunday, February 6, 2011 | ObamaRelease YourRecords
    Attorney Orly Taitz filed a Freedom of Information violation complaint regarding Obama's social security number reserved for Connecticut applicants and the Social Security Administrations stonewalling on numerous FOIA requests. Full complaint below...
  • Showing Your Birth Certificate is as American as Apple Pie

    01/23/2011 5:35:04 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 17 replies · 1+ views
    drkatesview ^ | January 22, 2011 | drkate
    Want a drivers license? Show your birth certificate Want a social security number? Show your birth certificate Want to get a loan for college? Show your birth certificate Want to sign up for little league? Show your birth certificate Want to register for the military, national guard, the sheriff, or the police? Bring your birth certificate Ready to report for duty overseas? Bring your birth certificate Want a passport? Show your birth certificate Want a high-level job in the government? Show your birth certificate Want health care coverage? Show your birth certificate Going to jail? Your file contains your birth...
  • Obama Can’t Prove He’s American

    01/02/2011 1:00:02 PM PST · by opentalk · 668 replies
    drkates view ^ | December 28, 2010 | drkate
    Notwithstanding Obama’s lack of constitutional eligibility for the office he occupies as a direct result of his father’s citizenship, Obama can’t even prove he is an American. In fact the only thing we can confirm about Obama is that he is a foreigner–foreign to America, foreign to the english language, and ignorant of our history. At this late date, after millions of dollars spent, people mysteriously dying, and the jailing of a decorated Army officer–all of whom questioned Obama’s legality–any so called ‘birth certificate’ produced now is nothing more than suspect, and it is more than likely another faked document…a...
  • Court OKs web posting of Social Security numbers

    07/27/2010 7:44:40 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 43 replies
    hamptonroads ^ | July 27, 2010 | Larry O'Dell
    A Virginia privacy advocate can post public records containing Social Security numbers of private citizens as well as government officials on her website, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The court agreed with B.J. Ostergren's claim that a 2008 state law prohibiting anyone from making Social Security numbers available to the public violated her First Amendment rights. Ostergren posts the records on her website, TheVirginiaWatchdog.com, to publicize her message that governments are mishandling Social Security numbers and to prod them to correct the problem. Many of the documents are Virginia land records that court clerks have made available on government...
  • HI AG denies having information supporting Department Health claim - original Obama vital records

    03/29/2010 7:02:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 58 replies · 2,537+ views
    The post email ^ | Mar. 28, 2010 | Sharon Rondeau
    ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK BENNETT’S OFFICE SAYS THEY HAVE “NO GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE PREPARATION OF THE PUBLIC STATEMENTS MADE BY DR. FUKINO” The Post & Email is in receipt of a letter signed by Jill T. Nagamine, Deputy Attorney General of the State of Hawaii, which affirms her email early last month to our Editor-in-Chief, Mr. John Charlton, stating that her office will not or cannot corroborate any of the Department of Health’s public statements regarding the alleged birth of Barack Hussein Obama in Hawaii. Ms. Nagamine’s March 19, 2010 formal letter was sent in response to the Hawaii...
  • TAITZ v OBAMA 15 REPLY to opposition-to-PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORAL ARGUMENT REQUESTED

    03/13/2010 7:42:43 AM PST · by Elderberry · 128 replies · 3,582+ views
    scribd ^ | 03/11/2010 | Dr. Orly Taitz
    Motion for leave of court to add Ronald Machen, JR, US Attorney, Rudolph Contrehras, Assistant US Attorney, Alan Burch, Assistant US Attorney as additional defendants and add a Cause of Action for RICO-Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations as an Additional cause of action in the first Amended Complaint. 1. RICO One of the reasons for need for recusal of the US attorney's office, is a conflict of interest between the interests of the main client of the US Attorney's office-People of the United States of America and interests of the Defendant Barack Hussein Obama. The number one function of the US...
  • Obama's 16 Different Social Security Numbers

    02/01/2010 2:35:11 PM PST · by opentalk · 114 replies · 21,573+ views
    The Obama File ^ | Feb 1, 2010 | The Obama File
    Private investigator Neil Sankey, using Intelius, Lexis Nexis, Choice Point and other public records, found around 25 Social Security numbers connected with Barack Obama’s name. However, it may not be as many as 25, since Sankey also searched using closely related names such as: "Barak Obama," "Batock Obama," "Barok Obama," and "Barrack Obama." There may very well be some Kenyans living in America with the same last name and a similar first name. In any case, I will exclude these records for the purpose of this research and focus only on names spelled exactly like his name. Moreover, we can...
  • Md. halts policy change for transgender drivers

    12/30/2009 10:07:44 AM PST · by La Lydia · 34 replies · 1,019+ views
    Examiner, DC ^ | December 30, 2009
    Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration says it has halted, at least temporarily, a policy change that would have forced people living as the opposite sex to get an amended birth certificate before applying to change their gender on their driver's license. The gay-rights group Equality Maryland said...the change would have put a financial burden on many people who are struggling financially. It would have taken effect Friday. The current policy demands only written confirmation from a physician or psychologist that the applicant is under supervision for a gender change. The decision doesn't affect a policy requiring people who have had transgender...
  • Making the World Safe for Medicaid Fraud

    10/03/2009 5:18:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 900+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 2, 2009 | John Fund
    Americans expect to show a photo ID when they board a plane, enter many office buildings, cash a check or even rent a video -- but rarely in voting or applying for government benefits such as Medicaid. Many Democrats seem to view asking citizens for proof of identity as an invasion of privacy -- though what's really being protected is the right to commit identity fraud. Exhibit A is Tuesday's 13 to 10 party-line vote in the Senate Finance Committee rejecting a proposal to require that immigrants prove their identity when signing up for federal health care programs. Chuck Grassley,...
  • Massive ID fraud and cheque scam busted in NYC

    05/29/2009 9:28:49 AM PDT · by Gomez · 5 replies · 525+ views
    A corporate identity theft ring that exploited the identities of local corporations, religious institutions, hospitals and even schools to run a cheque fraud scam has been busted in New York. Investigators reckon the gang of 18 suspects made millions by impersonating workers from an estimated 350 New York-based organisations. Data purchased from corrupt bank insiders was used to lay the groundwork for the scam, which relied on cashing thousands of counterfeit payroll cheques. The fraudsters also plundered the bank accounts of individual victims, using data obtained from corrupt bank insiders to transfer funds to banks under the control of the...
  • Identity Theft, Fraud To Be Discussed Live On PalTalk TechNow Interactive Social Networking Series

    02/27/2009 7:01:32 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies · 320+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | February 27, 2009 | Helen Levy
    Identity Theft, Fraud To Be Discussed Live On PalTalk TechNow Interactive Social Networking Series By Helen Levy Israel News Agency Jerusalem --- February 27, 2009...... Paltalk, a pioneer in live interactive, global social networking video chat applications, will be hosting a program dedicated to identity theft, risk and fraud. The show, to be broadcast on March 3 at 3 p.m. EST, will be a part of PalTalk's new TechNow series dedicated to informing the Web 2.0 community to the latest developments in high tech. “Your Digital Identity – Manage it or Lose it”, will be moderated by two leading figures...
  • Driver's license applicants can choose their own gender

    01/31/2009 1:20:44 AM PST · by TruthHound · 30 replies · 988+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 131/09 | Bob Unruh
    State allows men to identify themselves as women The state of Massachusetts, which has been at the forefront of normalizing homosexual relationships in law, has taken a bold new step to allow applicants for drivers licenses to select their gender on officials documents. The decision by Rachel Kaprielian became public when an organization promoting family values obtained a copy of a letter she dispatched to a homosexual lobbying organization. The letter to Marc Solomon of MassEquality said the state Registry of Motor Vehicles "has amended its policy to enable transgendered individuals to more easily change the gender designation on their...
  • 'No-match' regulation does not correspond to reality (llegal alien Barf Alert)

    03/28/2008 9:40:46 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 11 replies · 413+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | Mar.ch 28, 2008 | BILL HAMMOND
    What would you call a federal regulation that gives U.S. employers no choice but to fire workers if they are unable to resolve discrepancies over records kept by the Social Security Administration and the Social Security number submitted on an employee's Form W-2? The government calls it a "no-match" regulation. But many Texas employers call it just plain extreme. By authorizing the "no-match" regulation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security presumes that employers are criminals unless they can demonstrate otherwise. If employers cannot resolve a name or number discrepancy involving an employee in 93 days, they will have to terminate...
  • Immigration raids may affect meat prices

    12/15/2006 1:39:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 83 replies · 1,641+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/06 | Roxana Hegeman - ap
    WICHITA, Kan. - When hordes of police and immigration officials stormed meatpacking plants in six states this week, the illegal workers arrested may not have been the only victims. Consumers and the industry itself may be feeling the repercussions in a shortage of meatpackers, higher wage costs and, ultimately, higher prices for the beef that lands on America's tables at home and in restaurants. Some analysts see the current emphasis on enforcement in the meatpacking industry as the precursor to getting an immigration bill through Congress — by demonstrating the government's capability to enforce laws at the work site. "The...
  • Health Hazard: Computers Spilling Your History

    12/03/2006 7:47:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 917+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 3, 2006 | MILT FREUDENHEIM and ROBERT PEAR
    BILL CLINTON’S identity was hidden behind a false name when he went to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital two years ago for heart surgery, but that didn’t stop computer hackers, including people working at the hospital, from trying to get a peek at the electronic records of his medical charts. The same hospital thwarted 1,500 unauthorized attempts by its own employees to look at the patient records of a famous local athlete, said J. David Liss, a vice president at NewYork-Presbyterian. And just last September, the New York City public hospital system said that dozens of workers at one of its Brooklyn medical...
  • Keeping Your Enemies Close

    11/12/2006 2:32:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 685+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 12, 2006 | GARY RIVLIN
    IF you found yourself running a company suddenly branded one of the most reviled in the country ? if, for example, you noticed that visitors to Consumerist.com, a heavily visited consumer Web site, voted yours as the second ?worst company in America? and you had just been awarded the 2005 ?Lifetime Menace Award? by the human rights group Privacy International ? you might feel obliged to take extraordinary steps. You might even want to reach out to your most vocal critics and ask them, ?What are we doing wrong?? So it was in early 2005 that Douglas C. Curling, the...
  • Prolific Fake ID Ring Busted in Queens

    12/08/2005 6:12:11 AM PST · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 478+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Dec 7, 2005 3:31 pm US/Eastern
    Twenty-one people allegedly supplied fake government documents to individuals throughout the United States while operating along a busy street in Queens described by the prosecutor as the East Coast ``epicenter'' of fraudulent documents. District Attorney Richard Brown said Wednesday that the suspects had been indicted on charges they operated a $1 million-a-year criminal enterprise that included production of phony Social Security cards, driver's licenses and resident alien cards. Four of the suspects remained at large; the others have been arraigned in the past few days and are being held without bail. ``What this shows is the vulnerability we have to...
  • MD. LAWYER AND D.C. LAW FIRM PLEAD GUILTY TO IMMIGRATION FRAUD - Over 100 False Documents

    12/01/2005 12:37:29 PM PST · by Calpernia · 11 replies · 799+ views
    ICE, ICE, Baby! ^ | December 1, 2005
    BETHESDA LAWYER AND WASHINGTON, D.C. LAW FIRM PLEAD GUILTY TO IMMIGRATION FRAUD Law Firm Submitted Over 100 False Documents to the Department of Labor and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service BALTIMORE, Maryland -- United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today attorney Irwin Jay Fredman, age 73, of Bethesda, Maryland, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit immigration fraud in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia during a four-year period. Fredman also entered a guilty plea to the same charge on behalf of the law firm he owns and manages, the Law Offices of I. Jay...
  • NASHUA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SELLING COUNTERFEIT IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

    11/25/2005 6:05:57 AM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 307+ views
    ICE! ^ | November 23, 2005 | ICE!
    NASHUA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SELLING COUNTERFEIT IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS NASHUA, NH-Matthew J. Etre, acting special agent-in-charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and United States Attorney Tom Colantuono announced that Aderci Dasilva, 35, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Concord to selling counterfeit identification documents. Dasilva, who lived in Nashua, pleaded guilty to eight counts of selling counterfeit resident alien cards, also known as “green cards,” and counterfeit social security cards. ICE agents arrested Dasilva and a second individual, Gilmar Miranda on July 28, 2005. In the course of an undercover investigation conducted with ICE agents,...
  • Possible Identity Theft At Cruise Port in New York City?

    11/11/2005 12:36:21 PM PST · by Nigosi · 7 replies · 478+ views
    11-11-05 | Nigosi
    My family and I recently went on a cruise vacation that left out of New York City. When we arrived in New York we got straight off the airplane and went straight to the pier and registered to get on the ship. While registering you are required to show a lot of personal information to prove that you are who you are. Upon returning home from our vacation my in-laws received a phone call from a department store credit firm inquiring about credit that had been applied for and used under their names. Of course, it was not them since...
  • Last chance to legally oppose the NuLabour ID card scheme

    10/09/2005 4:40:26 PM PDT · by David Hunter · 11 replies · 869+ views
    Sterling Times ^ | 10/09/05 | David Hunter
    It looks like the third and final vote on the national ID cards Bill in the House of Commons will be on the 18th of this month.If you are a British citizen and you oppose the national ID card/NIR scheme then you need to write to your MP in the next few days (for convenience you can use this website) or else it will be too late to make your opinion count.Here is some useful information to use in a message to your MP: Misleading government claims for ID cardsIf we assume that the ID cards will be impossible to...
  • Social Security: Migrants Offer Numbers for Fee (Aliens rent Social Security numbers to defraud US)

    06/08/2005 7:12:40 AM PDT · by JesseJane · 22 replies · 720+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 7, 2005 | EDUARDO PORTER
    [SNIP] Mr. Luviano, 39, obtained legal residence in the United States almost 20 years ago. [snip] Mr. Luviano is not using his Social Security number. So he is looking for an illegal [snip = alien]use it for him - providing a little cash along the way. [snip] "It is seen as a normal thing to do," said Luis Magańa, an immigrant-rights activist assisting farm workers in the agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley of California.[snip] [snip]Many legal immigrants, [SNIP] pad their earnings by letting illegal immigrants work under their name and number, they also enhance their own unemployment and pension benefits. And...
  • Social Security: Migrants Offer Numbers for Fee

    06/07/2005 7:08:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 518+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 7, 2005 | EDUARDO PORTER
    TLALCHAPA, Mexico - Gerardo Luviano is looking for somebody to rent his Social Security number. Mr. Luviano, 39, obtained legal residence in the United States almost 20 years ago. But these days, back in Mexico, teaching beekeeping at the local high school in this hot, dusty town in the southwestern part of the country, Mr. Luviano is not using his Social Security number. So he is looking for an illegal immigrant in the United States to use it for him - providing a little cash along the way. "I've almost managed to contact somebody to lend my number to," Mr....
  • Some Immigrants Are Offering Social Security Numbers for Rent

    06/07/2005 6:49:16 AM PDT · by Grendel9 · 14 replies · 640+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 7, 2005 | EDUARDO PORTER
    By EDUARDO PORTER Published: June 7, 2005 TLALCHAPA, Mexico - Gerardo Luviano is looking for somebody to rent his Social Security number. Mr. Luviano, 39, obtained legal residence in the United States almost 20 years ago. But these days, back in Mexico, teaching beekeeping at the local high school in this hot, dusty town in the southwestern part of the country, Mr. Luviano is not using his Social Security number. So he is looking for an illegal immigrant in the United States to use it for him - providing a little cash along the way. *** The number of people...
  • "Big Brother" smaller in Europe?

    04/05/2004 7:59:06 AM PDT · by mondoman · 12 replies · 246+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/28/04 | Carolyn Said, staff writer
    Europe and America are worlds apart when it comes to privacy laws. Privacy is a constitutional right in all European Union countries, which zealously safeguard personal information about their citizens. Each has its own data protection commissioner, a privacy watchdog roughly equivalent to the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission in the United States. ...in the United States, people are accustomed to giving out personal information, such as their Social Security number, on all manner of documents. And credit information is collected, sliced and diced by major corporations that use it as part of a relentless stream of marketing. "The...
  • Bio-chip Implant Ready For Cashless Society

    11/21/2003 6:12:08 PM PST · by mrobison · 97 replies · 529+ views
    WND ^ | November 21, 2003
    At a global security conference held today in Paris, an American company announced a new syringe-injectable microchip implant for humans, designed to be used as a fraud-proof payment method for cash and credit-card transactions. The chip implant is being presented as an advance over credit cards and smart cards, which, absent biometrics and appropriate safeguard technologies, are subject to theft, resulting in identity fraud. Identity fraud costs the banking and financial industry some $48 billion a year, and consumers $5 billion, according to 2002 Federal Trade Commission estimates.
  • Social Security worker caught in card scam gets 30 months (made fake cards for illegals)

    09/06/2003 2:35:41 AM PDT · by Liz · 30 replies · 502+ views
    Star-Ledger | Saturday, September 06, 2003 | JOHN P. MARTIN
    The judge, the defense lawyer, and even the prosecutor all agreed that Andrea Turner probably never realized how serious her crime was. For a kickback sometimes as small as $50, Turner, a longtime employee of the Social Security Administration, routinely processed fraudulent applications for Social Security cards. She directed many of the cards to the same Elizabeth address, where they were sold to illegal immigrants. But in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, federal investigators stepped up enforcement of such identity fraud cases. And the penalties, Turner discovered, can be harsh: Yesterday the 40-year-old mother from Linden was ordered...
  • Italy Probes Possible al-Qaida Link

    07/29/2002 4:26:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 485+ views
    Europe Daily ^ | July 29 2002 | AP
    ROME (AP) — Italian police are trying to learn if a document-forging operation in Turin served as a logistical base for al-Qaida, authorities said Monday. The document center, an apartment in a Turin neighborhood populated by many illegal immigrants, was raided in December, said Luciano Nigro, a Turin police precinct chief, and investigation into its operations have been going on since. On Monday, La Stampa, a Turin daily, reported that police believe the place furnished documents for recruits for al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden's terrorist network. ``I don't have proof,'' Nigro told The Associated Press, but ``we are investigating.'' Nigro said...
  • Hackers access UT database, nab 59,000 names, Social Security numbers

    03/05/2003 8:55:27 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 11 replies · 404+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/5/03 | Cox News Service
    AUSTIN -- Computer hackers have obtained the names and Social Security numbers of about 59,000 current and former students, faculty members and staff at the University of Texas at Austin in one of the largest cases of potential identity theft ever reported. Authorities do not know whether the information has been put to illegal uses such as obtaining credit cards or withdrawing money from financial accounts. Law enforcement officials were expected to obtain and execute search warrants late today in Austin and Houston at homes where computers are thought to have been used in the cyberspace break-in. UT officials suspect...
  • NECCC Report Suggests ID Alternatives [National Identity Cards]

    12/11/2002 9:50:56 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 5 replies · 288+ views
    Federal Computer Week - via OSAC ^ | December 11, 2002 | Staff
    A national identification system is one approach to strengthening identity security, but a white paper published by a coalition of government organizations also proposes a "confederated" system in which Americans could use multiple identifiers for clusters of agencies and/or businesses. This approach would enable individuals to sign on to an account once and have access to different accounts among several entities they commonly transact with, according to the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council's (NECCC) white paper. Agencies and companies would have to develop policies, procedures and an interoperable technical framework to support such an arrangement. The advantage to this system...