Government fraudsters have a new weapon as they commit identity theft: prison …

Financial fraudsters are increasingly getting help from an unlikely source: prison inmates.

Identity theft rings are borrowing or stealing prisoners’ Social Security numbers to use in financial crimes against the government, such as posing as legitimate applicants to steal student loan money or unemployment benefits, or filing bogus tax returns

Article source: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20121229-government-fraudsters-have-a-new-weapon-as-they-commit-identity-theft-prison-inmates.ece

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