FRAUD ALERT: 6.5 Million Active Social Security Numbers Belong to People Who Are at Least 112 Years Old
WOW, WHO KNEW THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE OVER 100 YEARS OLD …
Once again we are witness to more government waste and a system that is too big to succeed. As reported at the WAPO, a recent watchdog review found that at least 6.5 million active Social Security numbers belong to people who are at least 112 years old and likely deceased. CAN YOU SAY FRAUD? The findings of this report was that SSA did not have controls in place to annotate death information on the Numident records of number holders who exceeded maximum reasonable life expectancies and were likely deceased. Come on man, really? Do you know how simple it is with database administration to red flag something like this? Having done data analysis, it is even more simple to write queries that look for such outliers as that is what one does when looking for fraud. Sorry, but one would almost not want to find the fraud to have something like this happen.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) who head the Senate committee that oversees the Social Security Administration said the following, “It is incredible that the Social Security Administration in 2015 does not have the technical sophistication to ensure that people they know to be deceased are actually noted as dead.” Ya think? It makes one think, what does our government do to protect tax payers money? Do they just not care? Stuff like this is simple to fix, not difficult. Sadly, we have a government that would just rather raise taxes on workers than fix the obvious fraud.
Thousands of workers over the age of 100 applied to verify their employment eligibility through the U.S. government in recent years.
It’s not a trend toward an older workforce, but a sign of identity fraud, according to federal auditors.
A recent watchdog review found that at least 6.5 million active Social Security numbers belong to people who are at least 112 years old and likely deceased.
But only 35 known living individuals worldwide had reached that age as of October 2013, according to the Gerontology Research Group.
The Social Security Administration’s inspector general said in a report on Monday that the questionable identification numbers put the government at risk of fraud and waste.
The review found that one individual opened bank accounts using Social Security numbers for individuals born in 1869 and 1893.
The official database of active Social Security numbers showed that both beneficiaries were alive, meaning they would be older than 145 and 121 years, respectively.
Auditors also discovered that nearly 67,000 Social Security numbers in recent years were used to report wages for people other than the cardholders. The workers reported about $3 billion in earnings between 2006 and 2011.
EXIT QUESTION: What are the odds that many of these active social security numbers of people between the age of 121 and 145 is identity theft by illegals? This incompetent and apathetic government can’t handle this type of fraud and yet they want to provide illegals with tax refunds for past work under the guise that they have to prove some type of income, REALLY? REALLY!
Posted March 11, 2015 by Scared Monkeys
Fraud, Government, Oversight, Social Security, Wasteful Spending, WTF | 2 comments
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The problem begins with the people who supervise and make decisions about how business is to be conducted. The government people have to deal with systems they do not understand. All of this leaves a big opportunity for fraud.
Poor computer system design and implementation add confusion to the issues. The general attitude of the worker plays a large role in this incompetence. If it isn’t my money, why should I care?
It is a very large possibility that as much as forty percent of the money paid out is going to people who commit fraud and are ineligible to receive money from the system.
the whole democrat stable is corrupt right down from obama to the lowest aide. and was corrupt from day one.