IN THE WORKPLACE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: My health insurance provider insists on using my Social Security number (SSN) as my subscriber ID number. Is there a law that prohibits this?

Financial identity theft may be discovered when the victim is notified by a company to verify if an application, which has been submitted, is an authorized application. The following steps are recommended:

The following information has been provided to the ITRC by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Identity Protection.   The IRS/ITRC Solution 34 gives the consumer or victim a comprehensive look at the efforts of the IRS to address IRS issues caused by identity theft (see also IRS/ITRC Fact Sheet 143).

Identity theft is a crime in which the impostor obtains key pieces of information, such as a Social Security or driver's license number.  The crime occurs when the thief uses uses this "personal identifying information" for their own gain.   The victim is left with a tainted reputation and the complicated task of restoring his or her good name.

Authorities Nab Nigerian Email Scammer

The infamous Nigerian prince emails have become so much a part of everyday society that they’ve actually turned into a pop culture joke. Unfortunately, that reality of email scams—many of them originating in Nigeria, hence the nickname, but in actuality coming from around the globe—is anything but amusing.

 

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