March 18, 2005 |
A legal research company said it would greatly restrict customer access to Social Security numbers in response to complaints from Congress that its previous policy of limited sales of the numbers invited identity theft. Westlaw, an Eagan, Minn.-based legal research firm, said private companies and many government agencies would no longer be able to obtain such information from the company.
July 25, 2004 |
Which country is the least attractive to employees whose bosses want them to relocate? Would you believe the U.S.? It may not be No. 1, but it is one of the three most difficult countries for relocations for the first time in the 10 years that GMAC Global Relocation Services has been studying problems and attitudes in its industry. The company cites the threat of terrorism and the bureaucracy combating it. China and Japan were ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2003 |
Tried to renew your driver's license lately? The Department of Motor Vehicles says that 560,000 to 800,000 Californians are erroneously rejected for license renewals each year, thanks to a glitch in the system for collecting Social Security numbers. In the late 1990s, as part of the welfare reform package passed under former President Clinton, the U.S. began requiring states to collect the Social Security numbers of people wishing to obtain or renew a driver's license.
May 11, 2002 |
The Social Security Administration has sent a record number of warnings to employers that have reported incorrect employee Social Security numbers. In an effort to reduce errors in its system, the agency this month sent 750,000 letters to companies throughout the United States telling them they had reported invalid numbers, Social Security spokeswoman Mariana Gitomer said. About 30% are in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2002 |
Federal investigators hunting for potential terrorists have been poring over hundreds of fraudulent Social Security numbers generated by a Southern California ring that catered mostly to Middle Eastern immigrants. Three people have pleaded guilty in the scheme, broken up before the Sept. 11 attacks, including a Jordanian national who worked in security at Los Angeles International Airport and a U.S.
September 28, 2001 |
The question pops up everywhere: at the airport, at the bar, at the Target return counter, at the bank, at the video store. May I see your driver's license? The document is treated as a national identification card. But there are no national standards for who can get one, or for how. In some states, applicants must show birth certificates, Social Security cards and utility bills to prove they are residents. In others, just about anyone can get a license or a state ID.