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.
February 17, 1999 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2013 |
Two years ago, an American named Victor Guerrero applied for a job as a prison guard with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He passed a written and physical examination, then submitted to a background check. It asked whether the applicant had ever used a Social Security number "other than the one you used on this questionnaire.” Guerrero, who was born in Mexico and came to the United States at age 11, truthfully answered "yes. " At age 15, he explained, he took a job in a restaurant using a Social Security number that didn't belong to him. Guerrero says he used it for about seven years, until he became a legal permanent resident of the United States in 2007.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2000 |
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.
September 4, 2012 |
The letter from debt collector Resurgent Capital Services arrived at my home the other day. Enclosed was a bill for $2,852.56, originally run up in the 1990s on a Citibank credit card. The name on the account: Derrick Davis. That would be the same Derrick Davis who stole my identity about 15 years ago. The same Derrick Davis whom I tracked down in Connecticut nearly a decade ago and handed over to law enforcement. The same Derrick Davis who was found guilty of Social Security fraud and deported to his native Jamaica.
April 11, 1990 |
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 |
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.
September 19, 2012
Re "Grocer's plan to use E-Verify stirs anger," Sept. 17 Congratulations to the owner of Mi Pueblo Food Center for having the courage to stand up for what is right and deciding to participate in the federal E-Verify program. Many of the grocer's critics fail to consider an important benefit of E-Verify: to make sure that a person applying for a job using a Social Security number in fact obtained that number legally. My fiancee was the victim of identity theft when a person used her Social Security number for employment in another state.