New law aims to resolve ID theft among foster children

Children more at risk of ID theft than adults, study says

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  • BoomerJeff Saint George, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 4:01 p.m.

    The foster parents are just trying to better their lives. They are hard-working, and since Christopher Columbus and everyone else that followed is an illegal alien anyways (including foster parents), we can pick and choose what laws to follow, look in their hearts. (Sarcasm)

  • Ronald Mortensen Bountiful, Utah
    Oct. 11, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    75% of illegal aliens use fraudulently obtained Social Security numbers in order to get jobs according to the Actuary of the Social Security Administration as reported by the New York Times and ACLU.

    Illegal aliens prefer the Social Security numbers of children for the very reasons stated in this article - no one checks their credit histories.

    Based on investigations by the Utah Attorney General's office, it is estimated that over 50,000 Utah kids under the age of 13 have their Social Security numbers being used for employment purposes, almost always by illegal aliens.

    E-Verify stops 100% of all child Social Security number identity theft because it checks name, date of birth and Social Security number. An adult using a child's birth date won't get through the system.

    In spite of this, most Utah employers with 15 or more employees still do not comply with Utah law which requires them to use of E-Verify in order to stop child identity theft. And even some counties and school districts refuse to comply with the law that requires all public employers to use E-Verify.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 12:28 p.m.

    Identity theft is the #1 crime in this nation, it's costing billions every year but nobody wants to bother actually trying to stop it because the banks make too much money off of it.

  • AmPatriot Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 7:39 a.m.

    Better yet to protect children and all americans from this ID theft, is stop issuing SSN to non working children. The SSA law says it is illegal to use the SSN for identification but there is no enforcement of that law and people are forced to surrender their own information against the freedom of information act law.

    The only time any person is in need of an SSN is when they start working. Parents and other adults should not be allowed to have this information nor apply for this information. Only individuals who start working should be allowed to sign for and request an SSN. It is wrong that parents or other adults or government agency's have access to information protected by the freedom of information act.

  • SLars Provo, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 2:15 a.m.

    We have a law that goes after foster families that steal a child's ID, yet we don't prosecute or go after those who have their id's stolen by illegal aliens?

    What's wrong with this country?