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Identity Theft Bill Supported By LaMalfa Passes

Legislation that’s designed to safeguard Social Security numbers and prevent identity theft has been passed by the House and is now being considered by the Senate. And Nevada County’s congressman, Doug LaMalfa, is one of the co-sponsors. He says the bill would end the Social Security Administration’s policy of mailing any document with the complete number…

click to listen to Congressman LaMalfa

LaMalfa says there were nearly half-a-million complaints of identity theft in the United States last year, many involving stolen Social Security numbers. He says halting the careless practice of mailing sensitive information closes this vulnerability, protecting seniors and others…

click to listen to Congressman LaMalfa

Meanwhile, LaMalfa says despite the known dangers of identity theft, the Social Security Inspector General found that 51% of the mailing addresses used by the Administration last year were incorrect, which, he says potentially exposes millions of Americans to fraud.

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