What are the laws against using two social security numbers?
Answer: In a word, fraud.
why else do you need two - besides for your split personality?
there are no laws but there is a law that you can not use two different social numbers. and thats that.
How did you get 2?
fraud is a serious felony...don't do the crime if u can't do the time...
Why,are you contemplating breaking the law???
you're not allowed to. what the hell would you need two for anyway
Its a federal felony.
You can't. You're assigned ONE.
To use another as your own is a federal crime.
Because they have a hard enough time keeping track of one ss#. Why would they want to keep track of everyone having 2?
For fraudulent reasons, yes...HOWEVER many people have accidentally been issued 2 numbers...
Over the years, some people have been issued more than one Social Security number. This usually happens when the information entered on one application doesn't match the information on a later application. Perhaps the name is shown differently or a nickname is used, the date of birth or place of birth is not the same, or a stepparent's name is given instead of a birth parent's. Sometimes this happens when a parent gets a number for a young child and the child later fills out an application as part of a school lesson on Social Security. Whatever the cause, if the information on the applications does not match, we may assign a new number.
We also could inadvertently assign more than one number if a person sends in two applications within a very short time. If the first application is not yet processed and on the record when the second one comes in, the system will not be able to identify a match.
When Social Security can determine that more than one number belongs to the same person, we cross-refer those numbers in our records. Then when we select one of the numbers to issue a Statement, we combine the information from all the cross-referred numbers to display the year-by-year earnings and calculate the estimated benefits.
You don't need to take any action about the other numbers shown on your record. You should continue to use the one under which you are currently working. However, if you have more than one number and we have not shown them all on your Statement, you should report this to us so that we can cross-refer the numbers and make sure that you get credit for all your earnings.
The following provisions of law deal directly with Social Security number fraud and misuse:
• Social Security Act: In December 1981, Congress passed a bill to amend the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1981 to restore minimum benefits under the Social Security Act. In addition, the Act made it a felony to
…willfully, knowingly, and with intent to deceive the Commissioner of Social Security as to his true identity (or the true identity of any other person) furnishes or causes to be furnished false information to the Commissioner of Social Security with respect to any information required by the Commissioner of Social Security in connection with the establishment and maintenance of the records provided for in section 405(c)(2) of this title.
Violators of this provision, Section 208(a)(6) of the Social Security Act, shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.
• Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act: In October 1998, Congress passed the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act (Public Law 105-318) to address the problem of identity theft. Specifically, the Act made it a Federal crime when anyone
…knowingly transfers or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet, any unlawful activity that constitutes a violation of Federal law, or that constitutes a felony under any applicable State or local law.
Violations of the Act are investigated by Federal investigative agencies such as the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and prosecuted by the Department of Justice.
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