Government Gave 4,317 Aliens 2 Social Security Numbers a Piece

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A report from the Social Security Administration Inspector General (IG) found   4,317 instances where a non-citizen was able to obtain two Social   Security  numbers, including 542 instances that happened since 2001.

“We identified 4,317 instances where the Numident record of 2 SSNs   assigned  to noncitizens contained matching first, middle, and last   names; dates and  places of birth; gender; and fathers’ and mothers’   names,” the IG reported on  Dec. 10, 2012.

Numident – which stands for Numerical Identification System – is the   master  file of applications for social security numbers. The IG found   that SSA had  issued multiple numbers to 4,317 non-citizens from   1981-2011.

The IG found that the errors occurred because SSA did not cross-check   the  names of the people applying for an additional Social Security   number.

“In each case, SSA had not cross-referred the records, indicating   that SSA  either was not aware it assigned two SSNs to the same   noncitizen or it  believed the number-holders were not actually the same   person.”

The review was initiated after a non-citizen was convicted of   defrauding  the government out of $55,000 in Social Security and federal   housing payments  by using two Social Security numbers, the report said.   While no further fraud  was found, the IG acknowledged that the  potential  for fraud still existed.

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2 thoughts on “Government Gave 4,317 Aliens 2 Social Security Numbers a Piece

  1. All by design. They’ve been issuing S.S. numbers successfully for many, many years. But only under our fraudulent president, who himself uses a fraudulent S.S. number, do we see a “mistake” suddenly occur.

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