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Old 08-22-2008, 08:33 AM
 
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The Social Security numbers used to employ illegal immigrants at Postville's meatpacking plant were stolen from people in at least 25 states, including two people from Iowa, and from 38 people who are dead, an analysis by The Des Moines Register shows.

The identity theft exposed during the federal raid at Agriprocessors Inc. may have imperiled the private information of more than 230 citizens and lawful immigrants whose Social Security or resident alien numbers were used by the illegal workers.

One federal official declined to say whether victims of the identity theft had been notified. Another said immigration officials generally do not notify victims.

A spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that several of the identity-theft victims - it is not clear how many - have filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission, the national clearinghouse for identity-fraud cases, even though the harm in most cases probably amounts to an inconvenience at most, consumer advocates say.

Most, and possibly all, of the immigrants who were arrested in the May 12 raid at Agriprocessors used unique Social Security numbers. In court papers, federal authorities disclosed only the last three digits of the victims' Social Security numbers. The numbers whose end digits matched were confirmed as coming from different locations in all but 11 instances.


*Iowans filed 1,063 identity-theft complaints in 2007, the Federal Trade Commission said. Nationally, the state ranked 48th in the number of per-capita identity-theft claims.

Agriprocessors identity theft puts data of 230-plus at risk | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register


Top 10 states for identity theft (on per-capita basis)RankStateVictims/100,000Total victims
1Arizona142.58,1862
Nevada125.72,9353
California122.143,8394
Texas117.626,4545
Colorado95.84,4096
Florida92.316,0627
New York92.017,6808
Washington91.15,6549
Oregon87.83,156
10Illinois87.611,138

Source: Consumer Sentinel
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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Just think; this is only one of thousands of businesses employing illegals. These narcissistic illegals have no regard for the lives of their victims. As long as they can work illegally in this country, and send billions back home in remittances, all is well.

I’m sorry, but decent, hard-working people do not ruin the lives of others. How anyone can support these criminals, with self-righteous indignation, is totally beyond my realm of comprehension.
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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Just think; this is only one of thousands of businesses employing illegals. These narcissistic illegals have no regard for the lives of their victims. As long as they can work illegally in this country, and send billions back home in remittances, all is well.

Iím sorry, but decent, hard-working people do not ruin the lives of others. How anyone can support these criminals, with self-righteous indignation, is totally beyond my realm of comprehension.


Absolutely!
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Just think; this is only one of thousands of businesses employing illegals. These narcissistic illegals have no regard for the lives of their victims. As long as they can work illegally in this country, and send billions back home in remittances, all is well.

Iím sorry, but decent, hard-working people do not ruin the lives of others. How anyone can support these criminals, with self-righteous indignation, is totally beyond my realm of comprehension.
I would rep you if I could. Great post.
Good people do not knowingly steal ANYTHING from someone else.
Good people do not LIE or Cheat to get ahead.
Good people don't need to worry about using their real names and ID. Why because they are honest and have nothing to hide.
Illegals forfeit the claim to good, or honest the second they cheat their way into our country.
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