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State finds easy access to Social Security numbers of deceased

By David Abel
Globe Staff / April 17, 2010

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A provision in federal law that reformed welfare in the 1990s also created a loophole that could allow swindlers to obtain the Social Security numbers of the recently deceased, according to a recent finding by the state auditor’s office. (Full article: 663 words)

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