FCC insider exposes IRS for enabling ID theft!
Did IRS Enable ID Theft Under Obama To Exploit Cheap Labor? And how can President Trump use this to BUILD THE WALL?
September 14, 2018 | JustInformed News
A FCC insider has recently decided to blow the whistle on the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Homeland Security for their ineptitude in allowing thousands of criminals to commit identity theft and fraud.
Mark Bayliss, a Technological Advisory Council(TAC) member at the Federal Communications Commission(FCC), has recently contacted JustInformedNews.com and agreed to be interviewed to explain exactly how the IRS and DHS are continuing to enact administrative policies which counter the abilities of both organizations to counter identity theft and fraud.
A couple of years back, Mark was working on IP transition which aimed to replace the existing LAN line system. He explains that he was the “head of numbers” and his work dealt primarily with the fact that telephone numbers will eventually run out. So, Mark was looking for “universal identifier” to replace the phone numbers with on this new replacement system.
In doing his research, he stumbled upon a story that he felt needed to be told. Now, it is important to note that the information that is being brought up here in this article has already been reported on by various other outlets, but Mark still believes this is an incredible injustice, and so do we.
The research in to finding a universal identifier eventually landed Mark at the Social Security Administration(SSA) where he began to inquire as to the viability of using social security numbers(SSNs) as universal identifiers. Unsurprisingly, the administration explained that this would not be possible for a couple of reasons.
First, the obvious security risk due to the sensitive nature of the number.
Second, the fact that the SSA has millions of people who report earnings to IRS with mismatched SSNs each year.
This is where the incredible story of how the DHS and IRS are currently facilitating one of the largest examples of mass identity theft and fraud known to date.
According to Mark, “the IRS changed their software in order to allow people to file W-2 reports with a different name and a stolen social security number. The IRS deems this as not a crime as long as the stolen social security number was only used for purpose of employment.”
Mark goes on the explain, “The IRS is actually facilitating the ability for people (to commit) identity theft.”
So, how is this possible?
Simple, Mark references The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 and its revised guidelines which has basically done two things.
One, they have removed the ability for the IRS to notify business owners when they are employing an individual who is suspected of using another person’s SSN by using the Employer Identification Number(EIN) as the unique identifier as opposed to an individual’s name. This means that as long as the SSN is connected to a different EIN; the individual can use the same SSN with as many different names as they would like.
Two, the DHS had originally been using these mismatched filings as a premise to start investigations into criminal identity theft and illegal immigration. But, as of 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally issued a final rule rescinding the Social Security “no match” rule. The “no match” rule, which was never implemented, would have forced employers to fire workers based on discrepancies in their Social Security records.(Credit: ACLU.org) This rule ultimately removed the DHS’s ability to investigate based on the “no match” premise.
So, how do we solve this issue and get Mexico to pay for building the wall?
Well, it starts by understanding how the Earning Suspense File(ESF) has been growing at an incredible rate over the past few decades.
What is the Earning Suspense File?
According to the Social Security Administration, the Earnings Suspense File, or simply suspense file, is an electronic holding file for wage items reported on Forms W-2s that cannot be matched to the earnings records of individual workers. A mismatch occurs when SSA cannot match the name and SSN on the W-2s submitted to information in SSA’s records. If SSA later resolves the mismatch, we can remove the item from the suspense file and credit the wages to that person’s record. (Credit: SSA.gov)
So, this is the fund where all those withholdings collected by the IRS from mismatched SSNs and W-2s end up. The account is said to have accumulated billions of dollars over the last few decades. Although, there are no official up-to-date accounts of how much money is actually in the ESF account. But as of October, 2005, approximately 8.8 million W-2s (3.7 percent of the total) representing $57.8 billion in wages remained in the suspense file for Tax Year 2003. (Credit: SSA.gov) So, by now the withheld money has been estimated to be close to a trillion dollars by some experts.
So, simply put, by allowing investigators to start indicting and prosecuting individuals who have committed tax fraud and identity theft by using fake SSNs to file W-2s, we can use the siezed assets which could be in the billions of dollars for the government to use however it sees fit. And, if a large portion of those individuals happen to be Mexicans who used fake SSNs to gain employment in the United States, then, technically, Mexico could end up paying for that big, beautiful wall.
This issue sits right at the heart of another large problem. These policies have allowed for many illegal immigrants to game the system by using fake SSNs to obtain drivers’ licenses, SSN cards, and voter registration cards.
If you would like to hear more on this story, I encourage you to watch the full interview of Mark Bayliss on JustInformed Talk YouTube Channel.
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