According to U.S. Senator Mark Warner, there are millions of social security numbers that are still active for persons 112 or older. Sen. Warner recently brought forward a bill that would require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to better track deaths and ensure that the death benefits are ended upon a person's death.
According to a press release on April 23rd from Warner, "The SSA's Office of the Inspector General reported last month that, according to the agency's own records, there are 6.5 million people who have active Social Security numbers who are 112 years of age or older."
The large problem with this statistic is that the Gerontology Research Group stated that there were only 42 living persons in the entire world as of October or 2014. It also claimed that only 15 of them were U.S. citizens.
Warner's greatest concern is that these open social security numbers create endless opportunities for fraudulent activity for those looking to use social security numbers for identity fraud or financial fraud.
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