When someone works under your name, it can cause lots of headaches and sometimes results in financial loss. One common loss is the time lost in clearing up the employment fraud, and as we know, time is money.
Lancasteronline.com reports that when a couple applied for public assistance at a local government office, they discovered that someone has used their personal information to obtain a job in Ohio. In fact, their personal info, including Social Security Number (SSN), had been used several times between 2003 and 2009 to collect paychecks from various companies in Connecticut, New Jersey and Minnesota.
Why would someone work under your identity instead of their own? They may use your SSN and identity for any number of reasons: running from the law, evading taxes, or an illegal immigrant seeking a job.
The Social Security Number is currently as our national identification card – even though it’s…