Trusting the Social Security Administration?

Back in September 2013, Brian Krebs wrote about Social Security fraud at the My Social Security web portal, 

The SSA and financial institutions say they are tracking a rise in cases wherein identity thieves register an account at the SSA’s portal using a retiree’s personal information and have that retiree’s benefits diverted to prepaid debit cards that the crooks control … The trouble really began earlier this year, when the Treasury started requiring that almost all beneficiaries receive payments through direct deposit … At the same time, the SSA added the ability to change direct deposit information via their my Social Security Web portal. Shortly thereafter, the agency began receiving complaints that identity thieves were using the portal to hijack the benefits of individuals who had not yet created an account at the site.

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