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Old 06-26-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Born in a U.S. territory where he has lived all his life, Jose Marrero Rivera didn't know his name and social security number were racking up thousands of dollars in unpaid charges in Chicago and Miami.
The snack bar worker is one of thousands of Puerto Ricans caught up in a lucrative document-fraud scheme to hide illegal immigrants in the United States. They're American citizens with Hispanic surnames. And their records kept loosely in schools or church rectories, where they are easy to steal draw as much as $6,000 on the black market.

Puerto Ricans targeted in massive ID theft schemes - Business - msnbc.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37949054/ns/business - broken link)
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:53 PM
 
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Lucky I haven't had my numbers stolen (I'm originally from Puerto Rico). Yet anyway
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:34 PM
 
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many hispanic ppl will soon
be changin there names to
anglo ones specialy italien
if this id theft crap keeps up
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:40 AM
 
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many hispanic ppl will soon
be changin there names to
anglo ones specialy italien
if this id theft crap keeps up
But then it will be easier for illegals to steal and use American sounding ID's and names. Right now when an illegal presents papers with name like Tyrone Washington, or Joseph Adams it's kind of suspicious.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:09 AM
 
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Puerto Rico just signed in a new law that will invalidate all Puerto Rican birth certificates due to identity theft and fraud. New tamper-proof birth certificates will be issued after July 1, 2010.

Story: Puerto Rican Birth Certificates Invalid After July 1
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:39 AM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Puerto Rico just signed in a new law that will invalidate all Puerto Rican birth certificates due to identity theft and fraud. New tamper-proof birth certificates will be issued after July 1, 2010.

Story: Puerto Rican Birth Certificates Invalid After July 1
Apparently their driver's licenses are also very easy to replicate. That's been a concern for quite some time now due to the territory's problem with illegal immigrants from the Dominican Republic.
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