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(Boston Globe)   Virus leaked social security numbers of unemployed, offering identity thieves chance to get turned down for credit   (boston.com) divider line 21
    More: Dumbass, social security numbers, identity thieves, TransUnion, virus, Symantec, anti-virus software, data breaches, unemployment  
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2011-05-18 01:29:55 PM  
Gosh, Subby, you're right. An identity thief would have to be a real idiot to want to impersonate people who pay no taxes and collect unemployment and welfare checks.
 
2011-05-18 02:19:24 PM  
These people tend to be low class people. No need to alert them that their identities were stolen.

/Big Business Sucks.
 
2011-05-18 02:19:59 PM  
Better than when the government leaks a virus to the unemployed.


/HIV is a man-made virus!!!
//I kid, I kid... it's monkey-made
 
2011-05-18 02:23:24 PM  
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

1.) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary,

No longer Voluntary

2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program,

Now 14.65%
on the first $90,000

3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year,

No longer tax deductible

4.) That the money the participants put into the independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and,

Under Johnson the money was moved to
The General Fund and Spent

5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.

Under Clinton & Gore
Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed
 
2011-05-18 02:24:36 PM  
Why is there a picture of Jabba the Hutt in that article?
 
2011-05-18 02:25:23 PM  
In other news:

210,000 illegals have just found employment and been added to Obama's jobs created list.
 
2011-05-18 02:26:10 PM  
WTF is the thing in that picture?
 
2011-05-18 02:26:23 PM  
Take my identity... please.
 
2011-05-18 02:29:03 PM  

BillSmith70: Under Clinton & Gore
Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed


Nice trolling there, buddy. That your has nothing to do with the thread is a nice touch. So you want to blame FDR for the changes that subsequent congresses made to the original SS program? THat's like blaming Jesus for his whacked followers today.

It's just too bad that most of your points are completely wrong.
 
2011-05-18 02:32:41 PM  

BurnShrike: Why is there a picture of Jabba the Hutt in that article?


My eyes bled when I clicked the link.

So much for lunch. :-(
 
2011-05-18 02:32:50 PM  
My identity isn't worth stealing, and you Farkers get my opinions for free.

I should start a cult. "Beer improves my intelligence too."
 
2011-05-18 02:34:49 PM  
Just because you're unemployed doesn't mean you're a deadbeat. What'll suck for some of these people is if their credit reports get trashed by someone else and that becomes a factor in failing a background check at a job they might have got.
 
2011-05-18 02:45:13 PM  

Nem Wan: Just because you're unemployed doesn't mean you're a deadbeat. What'll suck for some of these people is if their credit reports get trashed by someone else and that becomes a factor in failing a background check at a job they might have got.


Just means they have to get more bootstrappy.
 
2011-05-18 02:46:01 PM  
Can't we go one friggin day without a major repository of personal information giving it up like the head cheerleader on prom night?
 
2011-05-18 02:58:05 PM  
Everyone I know that's on social services:
A) Owns a cell phone
B) has the body of Grimace
C) has a "Free Parking" sign tattooed above their vagina
 
2011-05-18 03:03:07 PM  
Its a lot more likely that a Mexican is using those identities for citizenship purposes, than because they are going to try to take out a loan in your name.
 
2011-05-18 03:14:30 PM  
Symantec sucks.

Just sayin'.
 
2011-05-18 03:14:56 PM  
I came to post some trollface/rageface before/after pictures of a hacker, but the derp ratio of this thread is way too high...
 
2011-05-18 07:04:33 PM  
Hunch, hunch. What, what!
 
2011-05-18 07:52:00 PM  
The more reason to slap business silly with a regulation or two prohibiting the use of credit scoring (or any similar rating) for any adverse decision(e.g. hiring, firing, promoting, contracting).

Take the value out of that information.
 
2011-05-18 07:55:36 PM  
What about the unemployed who have good credit, but are part of the long-term unemployed? Perhaps some of the farkers here didnt think of that possibility.
 
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