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IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax

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posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:47 PM
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Another Blue-Ribbon Bonehead award goes to a government agency.

This one goes to the IRS because they have given a company a $7 million contract to help prevent ID fraud.

Apparently this is a "no-bid" deal arranged last week.

So the company is Equifax.

They are the ones that got clobbered with a massive data breach that exposed millions of peoples' ID info.

Failure has it's advantages it seems.

Let's see who authorized this at the IRS level, and see who gets rich.

Total Boondoggle again !!


IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax


The IRS will pay Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract issued last week, even as lawmakers lash the embattled company about a massive security breach that exposed personal information of as many as 145.5 million Americans.

A contract award for Equifax's data services was posted to the Federal Business Opportunities database Sept. 30 — the final day of the fiscal year. The credit agency will "verify taxpayer identity" and "assist in ongoing identity verification and validations" at the IRS, according to the award.




edit on Oct-03-2017 by xuenchen because: meatheads




posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

That's like putting Saudi Arabia in charge of human rights at the U.N.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


In more breaking news McDonalds and Coca-Cola are awarded the contract to begin producing Brawndo.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:51 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
That's like putting Saudi Arabia in charge of human rights at the U.N.


That's so stupid it could never happen in real life!



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:52 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: xuenchen


In more breaking news McDonalds and Coca-Cola are awarded the contract to begin producing Brawndo.


I thought they had the Jumanji contract.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence
I thought they had the Jumanji contract.


Plants don't crave Jumanji.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 08:24 PM
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The same people who's website never works for credit checks?

Wonderful



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I guess damage control is better than "whoops, wasn't our fault.. moving on"



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Am I missing something?



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 08:38 PM
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Like the IRS, the credit reporting agencies/"bureaus" are subsidiaries of the Federal Reserve.
edit on 3-10-2017 by gladtobehere because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

May as well sell them $100 billion in weapons then! What could go wrong?



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 08:42 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
May as well sell them $100 billion in weapons then! What could go wrong?


Equifax or the Saudis?



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 08:56 PM
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Maybe it is a payment for letting the data breach happen in the first place.

What if it was the government who wanted that information, so gov and equifax made a deal.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 08:58 PM
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. This is a funny thread.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 09:00 PM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
What if it was the government who wanted that information, so gov and equifax made a deal.


Are you asking what if the government wanted our names, social security, drivers license number and date of birth?

Just gonna go out on a limb and say they may already have those.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 09:00 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

You didn't hear? Trump sold a bunch of guns to Equifax not that long ago, the security breach is just covering that whole thing up.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 09:01 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
You didn't hear? Trump sold a bunch of guns to Equifax not that long ago, the security breach is just covering that whole thing up.


Maybe they'll shoot themselves in the foot.



edit on 3-10-2017 by AugustusMasonicus because: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 09:03 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: 3daysgone
What if it was the government who wanted that information, so gov and equifax made a deal.


Are you asking what if the government wanted our names, social security, drivers license number and date of birth?

Just gonna go out on a limb and say they may already have those.


You really believe that is all the information that Equifax has? I am pretty sure the people who keep close tabs on the credit of the citizenry has a lot more information.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 09:05 PM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
You really believe that is all the information that Equifax has? I am pretty sure the people who keep close tabs on the credit of the citizenry has a lot more information.


What other useful information is there?



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 09:17 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: 3daysgone
You really believe that is all the information that Equifax has? I am pretty sure the people who keep close tabs on the credit of the citizenry has a lot more information.


What other useful information is there?


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