Social Security IG says 6.5 million people claim to be 112 or older

The inspector general for the Social Security Administration has found that 6.5 million active Social Security cards belong to people claiming to be 112 years old or older. Worldwide, the number of people currently living to be 112 stands at 35. Clearly, most of those people are dead, and relatives never bothered to tell Social Security about it.  But a significant number of those claiming to be 112 years old are thought to be stealing the identity of dead people. Washington Post: The Social Security Administration’s inspector general said in a report on Monday that the questionable identification numbers put the government at risk of fraud and waste. The review found that one individual opened bank accounts using Social Security numbers for individuals born in 1869 and 1893. The official database of active Social Security numbers showed that both beneficiaries were alive, meaning they would be older than 145 and 121 years, respectively. Auditors also...(Read Full Post)