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NEWS
November 27, 1997
I read with interest the article on credit fraud ("An Identity Crisis," Nov. 12). I have been a victim since 1992 and still can't clear it up. It seemed to have started when I bought a new car in 1991 and financed a small part of it. I believe my Social Security number was sold, either to a woman in Northern California or a ring of people. It has been more than five years and I've worked hard on this, but I still can't get the woman off my credit reports. I'm told they can only clear it up for today, and tomorrow she can use my Social Security number and it's back on. At one time, my credit report showed 16 names and eight Social Security numbers.
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OPINION
August 21, 2007
Re "Agents arrest immigration activist," Aug. 20 It's interesting that Elvira Arellano is here illegally and is demanding the rights of a citizen after breaking the law not once, but twice. I also find it interesting that she was using a false Social Security number; wouldn't we go to jail for using someone else's Social Security number? Enough with the insulting comparisons to Rosa Parks -- she was fighting for the rights of citizens, not those flagrantly violating our country's laws.
BUSINESS
February 17, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
The number of Americans tracked by their Social Security number for everything from credit applications to health-care services has increased in recent years, according to a new report by the General Accounting Office. The report sparks new concerns over privacy issues and will likely trigger congressional hearings into whether new federal laws are needed to protect individual rights, said Rep. E. Clay Shaw Jr.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2011 | By Scott J. Wilson, Los Angeles Times
As many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Identity thieves may use your personal information to access your financial accounts, open credit cards, even rent an apartment in your name. Here are tips from the FTC, National Consumers League and Gibson Research on avoiding identity theft: Never click on links sent in unsolicited emails. They could lead to legitimate-looking websites aimed at tricking you into entering your Social Security number, user name or account passwords.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2000 | DEEPA BHARATH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the ongoing legal battle between Yorba Linda's two top officials, a judge ruled Thursday that longtime City Manager Arthur C. Simonian's invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Mayor John M. Gullixson has merit. Gullixson, an attorney, had asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds that the dispute has put Simonian's personal affairs in the public arena. But Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas N. Thrasher Sr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2010 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
Just five days before Ekaterine Bautista planned to become an American citizen, she got a call from the federal government: Her swearing-in ceremony had been canceled pending further investigation. Bautista was devastated. An illegal immigrant from Mexico, she had served six years in the U.S. military — including a 13-month tour of duty in Iraq — and was eligible to apply for naturalization under a decades-old law. But approval of her case depended on the discretion of citizenship officials.
NATIONAL
August 24, 2008 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
Marxavi Angel Martinez was a child of small-town North Carolina. She grew up here, in the rolling Piedmont region, and was a high school honor student and cheerleader before settling into a job at the Graham Public Library. At 23, she lived in a tidy white trailer at the Cedar Creek Mobile Home Park with her husband and 16-month-old son. Her carefully tended life came crashing down in July when she was accused of using a phony Social Security number and lying on her job application.
NEWS
April 11, 1990 | LYNN SIMROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Listen up, Moms and Dads: Your child's case of the "Terrible 2s" isn't your only problem. The Internal Revenue Service now requires 2-year-olds to have a Social Security number, and if they don't, you'll hear from the agency as soon as you file your tax return by next Monday's deadline. You thought children didn't need the numbers until they were age 5? Well, a 1986 federal law requiring 5-year-olds to have Social Security numbers was amended by Congress in 1988.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1997 | DADE HAYES
A San Fernando Valley lawyer convicted of using false identification to obtain more than $600,000 in loans has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, U.S. Atty. Nora M. Manella said. Ione Young Gray, a 49-year-old West Hills resident who hosted television and radio shows offering advice on purchasing foreclosed homes for profit, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge William D. Keller. Gray was convicted in January in U.S.
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