How a man stalked his ex-wife using a popular identity theft protection service

How a man stalked his ex-wife using a popular identity theft protection service
Suzanna Quintan's ex-husband bought a Lifelock account in her name, which let him monitor virtually everything she did in realtime, and then the company stonewalled and refused to help her shut down his access and figure out what he'd learned about her …
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Illegal Immigrants Turning to ID Theft to Evade Tougher Scrutiny

Before going to why illegal immigrants choose for ID theft, it is important to know who illegal immigrants are. They are not necessarily undocumented rather there is some fraud involved in their documentation. This may include bogus driving licenses, social security cards of may be a fake green card. Illegal Immigrants usually turn for such ID thefts to get the employment, and person doing this can be convicted of felony.

According to the reports it is found that the states with more illegal immigrants have a high number of social security number thefts, as illegal immigrants use these numbers with their own names to find jobs. A SSN is a 9 digit number issued by U.S. government under Social Security Act to permanent residents, working residents and U.S citizens.

Most of the times these fake Social Security Numbers are created by dealers, which automatically leads to a situation where one number is used by two people at the same time. One with original identity and the other one with forged. In these cases the person with original identity has to face serious problems. Sometimes, when the ID created by dealers does not exist, is given to an infant by the authorities and the kid is left with due taxes without even knowing what they actually are. Kids are most vulnerable to such ID thefts, even in the case of illegal immigrants. Kids of these fake documented immigrants don’t have any ids and when the need like employment arises, they get to know that they are not documented at all leave only the security numbers.

With those fake IDs illegal immigrants also fill false 1-9 form (Employment Verification form), this form is crucial to get a job in the U.S and employers use it to verify the identity of job seeker.

People with fake Social Security Numbers send millions of money to their native countries without paying any taxes in the U.S. This hampers the economy as the nation is not benefitted by the money these people earn. The money made by these people is counted in the account of real owner of that SSN and that person becomes liable for paying taxes on that money, which he never earned.

Cyber crime also contributes in ID theft, as people with some knowledge of technology can get your personal information available in emails.

However, with the latest technique E- verify program, it would be possible to detect the identity frauds very easily. This technology will allow the employers to keep a track of employment eligibility of their new employees. This would help the authorized citizens to save their jobs. Available in very few states, this technique would be activated in almost every state in the coming times.

 

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