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The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agency’s inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday.
Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but it’s still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled, and fell woefully short anyway.
As a result most taxpayers don’t learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up.
Or is this intentional to hide the illegal immigration problem?
How do you know you aren't paying into his account...Who's address is on file at the IRS...You might better hope you get to claim your benefits before he does...
originally posted by: Cigarettes
Some dude stole my entire identity back in the '80s. He's living under my name a block from where I used to live in Joisey. He's got a wife and kids now (carrying my family's name). As far as I can tell he doesn't do anything wrong at all. Why he became my doppleganger ... I'll never know ... but, he pays taxes my SSN gets credit for.
And the IRS doesn't give a rat's a--. They won't do anything until he files a claim.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: Boadicea
That sounds absolutely criminal. Your husband isn't supposed to know that someone else is using his SSN? What a bunch of crooks, someone is obviously taking advantage of this situation and not "going by the book"