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Prevent Employment Identity Theft

Imagine you get notified when someone applies for employment using your identity. This is similar to the credit bureaus' fraud alert. This enables you to be proactive before someone racks up a huge IRS bill and will help stop employment related identity theft.

 

If someone gets ahold of your name, social security number, and date of birth, they will pass e-verify and could get a job as if they were you. They will work under your identity while not paying taxes. IRS will come after you looking for unpaided taxes. This includes garnishing your income, putting a lien on your home, and possible jail time. I was a victim of this when an illegal used my information to rack up an IRS bill and it's painful. This is a cheap solution (as I am a software developer) and should have a huge impact on illegals using our identity.

 

Let me know if I can help in any way on this. I would love to help protect our fellow Americans.

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