Great news, the Social Security Administration is selling the names, social security numbers, and other personal information of dead people for just $10. Illegal immigrants hoping to defraud the country's welfare systems and Democrats wanting to steal elections are cheering the news.
In a congressional hearing in May, IRS deputy commissioner Steven Miller said that as of mid-April, his agency had already flagged 91,000 tax returns that were filed under the names of recently deceased individuals.
And the identities of dead people aren't just being stolen for tax-related fraud. A recent report from fraud prevention firm ID Analytics showed that identity thieves also steal the personal information to apply for credit cards, cell phones and anything else requiring a credit check (tKC: Including illegally voting). About 2.4 million deceased Americans each year get their identities stolen each year -- amounting to a rate of more than 2,000 thefts per day.