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(The Hill)   Trump's probably hoping someone will steal his identity and actually put money into his account   (thehill.com) divider line
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2020-05-23 11:25:17 AM  

qorkfiend: Why would being paid his normal salary "open his finances up to public scrutiny"


Because he would have to declare it at tax time.

And he doesn't want to do that.
 
2020-05-23 11:28:12 AM  
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2020-05-23 12:15:08 PM  
It would be poetic if some Russian hacker emptied his account.
 
2020-05-23 12:32:16 PM  

willwall: Fireproof: willwall: This is like claiming that you can withdrawal from my account because you know where the nearest branch is. A routing number is not personally identifying information. It's the bank's electronic address and is on the check of every single person who banks there.

It astounds me that as the richest nation on earth Americans are so dumb about how basic finances work.

Uh, don't checks also have the account number on them?

Sure but it's not the same one for every person who banks there. In all honesty there's very little you can do to protect yourself from a determined fraudster. Your account and routing number are on every check. Your card numbers can be read, either physically, or by a scanner everytime you use it. The CVV number (on the back) is even  easy to get. The main protection is insurance/liability protection that protects you from being responsible and electronic monitoring that uses machine learning to determine if the purchase matches your established profile.


No, I mean, wouldn't his bank account number be on this check, assuming that it's actually his?
 
2020-05-23 12:50:06 PM  

chucknasty: MelGoesOnTour: Circusdog320: She went to Harvard so she's more smarterer!

Really?

let me guess. she had a perfect SAT score and was on the crew team.


only when the football team had an away game...
 
2020-05-23 12:59:47 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: chucknasty: MelGoesOnTour: Circusdog320: She went to Harvard so she's more smarterer!

Really?

let me guess. she had a perfect SAT score and was on the crew team.

only when the football team had an away game...


nice.
I actually looked and I cannot find her passing a bar exam. she went to Harvard Law School and was never a lawyer, just a Stepford wife. I almost feel bad for her. almost. that is like getting your pilot's license but never flying a plane. her looks only lasted for so long. it is all downhill from here.
 
2020-05-23 2:40:26 PM  
PSA: If you haven't created an account at your state's government site that would be linked to unemployment benefits in some manner, or haven't linked your state's unemployment service to your existing state account, you should do so now to prevent fraud, because the identity thieves are hitting them hard. You should do this even if you are still employed and not collecting unemployment to prevent fraudulent accounts from being made based on your Social Security Number.

The specifics will vary greatly between states. As one example, in the state of Washington, you go to the Employment Security Department (ESD) website to create a Secure Access Washington (SAW) account if you don't already have one, or to link the ESD to your SAW account if you already have one for other purposes like renewing license plates.
 
2020-05-24 1:27:51 PM  

evilsofa: PSA: If you haven't created an account at your state's government site that would be linked to unemployment benefits in some manner, or haven't linked your state's unemployment service to your existing state account, you should do so now to prevent fraud, because the identity thieves are hitting them hard. You should do this even if you are still employed and not collecting unemployment to prevent fraudulent accounts from being made based on your Social Security Number.


Huh, suddenly it's great that I was on unemployment for much of 2018.
 
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