Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number

SSN Misuse: Family of Five Fraudulently Receives Survivors’ Benefits

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

An applicant for a liquor license used two SSNs, one of which contained death information. An investigation conducted by our Greensboro, NC office revealed that the man’s five family members fraudulently received Title II survivor’s benefits based on the SSN containing the death information.

The fraudulent entitlement to the survivors’ benefits, which started in 2001, resulted in an incorrect payment to the family of over $98,000.

Wed, 08/31/2011

SSA's Affordable Care Act – Health Insurance Exchange Social Security Number Verification Process (Limited Distribution)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Beginning October 1, 2013, U.S. citizens and lawful aliens began using Health Insurance Marketplaces to obtain health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Marketplaces review applications to determine their eligibility for, or exemption from, Insurance Affordability Programs. When an individual files an application, Marketplaces send their Social Security number (SSN), name, and date of birth to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS then electronically sends this identity information to SSA for verification.

Thu, 08/28/2014

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating Scheme to Steal Government Funds

Thursday, July 10, 2014

From the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts:

Boston – A Florida man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Worcester today to participating in a scheme to steal more than $110,000 from the federal government.

Sniders Jean-Jacques, 26, of Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., pleaded guilty to theft of public money. In June 2014, Jean-Jacques was charged in a felony information. Sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm.

Thu, 07/10/2014

Multiple People Charged With Selling Childrens' Identities to Cheat on Taxes

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Article from The Inquirer here

A former social worker and three employees of a residential-care facility for the disabled have been charged with selling the identities of children in their care to help others cheat on their taxes - a scheme U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger described Thursday as "truly despicable."

Tue, 07/01/2014

Iowa Man Charged with SSN Misuse and Identity Theft

Friday, June 27, 2014

From the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa:

Ronald Dwaine Carnes, 69, from Waterloo, Iowa, has been charged with four counts of Social Security fraud, two counts of identity theft, and one count of being a felon and fugitive from justice in possession of a firearm. The charges are contained in an Indictment filed on July 22, 2014, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.

Fri, 06/27/2014