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Oops: IRS Publishes Tens of Thousands of SSNs to Online Database


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: IRS, Americans, incompetence, ethics, news )

Carrie
- 381 days ago - dailydot.com
It turns out you can't even trust the Internal Revenue Service with your social security number.



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Jennifer C. (172)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:38 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:04 pm
Hey, if they want someone who can bungle their work, thaey can pay me the big bucks; see what i mean?
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:16 pm
noted while shaking my head!!! thanks Carrie
 

Kit B. (277)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:21 pm

Just incredible, but some how not surprising.
 

Joanne Dixon (36)
Monday July 8, 2013, 8:47 pm
Did anyone ever trust the IRS before this?
 

Joanne Dixon (36)
Monday July 8, 2013, 8:49 pm
But seriously, like every federal department except defense, they are terribly understaffed., fellow victims of austerity.
 

John S. (297)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 4:21 am
Joanne, most errors result when too many people are involved in a process.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 4:53 am
Not "Ooops" but a criminal offense. That agency needs a big broom!
 

Lynn D. (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 5:07 am
Glad to see how well our government handles most of what they do!!! Truly sad........
 

Jaime A. (32)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:19 am
Noted.
 

Shaheen N. (63)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:33 am
Noted with surprise
 

Deb E. (64)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 10:25 am
My husband's Social Security card is old enough to still say "not to be used for identification purposes" on it. It is crazy that our SS number has to be given out to anyone who asks for it, basically. I am no longer surprised by anything that happens in any "professional" capacity, including that of our government. Integrity on the job seems to have flown out the window.
 

Debbie G. (313)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 6:36 pm
What a bunch of idiots.
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 6:59 pm
They are idiots. smh!!
 

Jason S. (57)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:08 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

GGmaSheila D. (132)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 12:11 am
Why am I not surprised...How do we find out if our SSN was one of those out there for the "short" time??
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:35 pm
Noted. I would say "unbelievable," but as of late, there is so much happening that I would've never believed before now. Thanks, Carrie.
 
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