Just in case you didn’t believe me, I’ve attached an article at the end of this blog to show you how easy it is to steal an identity. Because we allow it.
So in the attached article, this man, an immigrant, was not only able to get a passport, and a job with United Airlines, but he also stole the identity of a dead child. He was able to impersonate the child for over 2 decades.
I have a few questions:
Why doesn’t Social Security retire a number when a person dies?
What kind of background check/verification did United use anyway?
How could he possibly passed the fingerprint test?
What happened to our so-called national Social Security database?
Now that the word is out, how many others are doing the same thing? I find it interesting that I, as a victim of identity theft, cannot change my Social Security number – although, apparently you could do so in the past. I’m told you can only change your Social Security number now if you’re in the witness protection program…
Notice that he was only caught after entering a secure area in the airport
I also noticed that it only mentioned charges of fraud and identity theft. Why not show penalties to deter this from happening again? Unless the penalties are so light that he will get off in a year. Or, it’s not enforced…
Hey United – change your motto – you’ve gotten too friendly!
Don’t forget to wear your mask and wash those hands!