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2014-04-10 23:23:35

America’s favorite car loan resource helps consumers protect themselves from identity theft in their latest news post. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Complete Auto Loans releases their latest news on how drivers can avoid getting their personal identity robbed. In light of the recent issues with SSL security, websites that do not offer high quality SSL certificates leave consumers information open to hackers. This is why companies like Complete Auto Loans use top of the line SSL...

2014-02-17 23:24:13

Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV) Better Protects Businesses From Audits and Fines from the IRS and ICE While Reducing Losses and Net Charge-offs of Unauthorized Workers and Applicants Riverside, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Since implementation of the E-Verify program, most employers feel confident that they are taking adequate precautions with employment background checks to protect themselves from identity fraud and risk. However, USAFact, a leading nationwide...

2013-12-23 23:04:00

2013 1099-MISC Preparation system by Real Business Solutions now includes the ability to mask recipient social security number on 1099-MISC tax forms. Trial available at http://www.realtaxtools.com/ Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 2013 / 2014 1099 MISC software by Real Business Solutions (RealTaxTools.com / 1-800-507-1992) has been updated to include the ability to mask recipient (contractor or vendor) social security numbers on forms 1099-MISC. The new feature helps protect the...

Taxpayers' Social Security Numbers Posted Online By IRS
2013-07-10 10:21:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Following a slip up that exposed the social security numbers of as many as 100,000 Americans, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was asked to remove access to a database which contains public information about nonprofit organizations. Watchdog group Public.Resource.org first noted the error when they were performing their own audit of unrelated information which had also been improperly distributed by the IRS. The group says the...

2012-04-09 02:25:27

NEW YORK, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Identity Finder, LLC (http://www.identityfinder.com) today released the most comprehensive analysis of sensitive information contained within public IRS Form 990 tax returns ever performed. Using the Identity Finder DLP 6.0 software, security researches searched 2,892,475 IRS Form 990s from tax years 2001 through 2006 for personally identifiable information such as social security numbers (SSNs). The Form 990 is the tax return form for tax-exempt...

2011-06-29 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When does a little white lie become fraud? ID Analytics, Inc., a leader in consumer risk management, today released results of an ID:A Labs study that found an estimated 45 million people in the U.S. have deliberately manipulated their identities in applications for credit, cell phone service, auto loans or other credit transactions. Looking beyond typos and name changes, this study examined deliberate and improper variations of Social Security...

2011-03-08 07:30:00

CHANTILLY, Va., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With tax season well underway and identity thieves cooking up their latest scams, Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX), a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services, and provider of Identity Guard® Total Protection(SM), the award winning identity theft protection service, has compiled a list of tax season safety tips to guide consumers this year. According to the Internal Revenue Service...

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2011-02-23 13:55:00

Google's "Doodle-4-Google" art contest has run into criticism for asking for the last four digits of a child's social security number. The game received 33,000 entries last year and celebrates "the creativity of young people" by having them send a drawing under the theme "What I'd like to do someday." However, parents of students kindergarten through 12th grade have been asked by Google to submit the last four of their child's social security number along with other personal data on the...

2010-08-12 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 20 million Americans have multiple Social Security numbers (SSNs) associated with their name in commercial records according to a new study announced today from ID Analytics, Inc., a leader in consumer risk management. The study also found that rather than serving as a unique identifier, more than 40 million SSNs are associated with multiple people. ID Analytics conducted the industry's most comprehensive examination of SSNs using its ID...

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2009-07-07 10:40:00

Carnegie Mellon University researchers found that the nine-digit social security number, which each individual guards as sacred, can be predicted by using accessible personal information found on public records or online social networks. "It's good that we found it before the bad guys," Alessandro Acquisti, associate professor of information technology and public policy at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, said of the method for predicting the numbers. In Tuesday's edition of...