ID THEFT HEARING – PLANO, TEXAS CITY HALL WITH REP. SAM JOHNSON set for Plano
Plano residents will get an inside look into the work of the U.S. Congress later this week when Rep. Sam Johnson holds a subcommittee hearing at Plano City Hall.
Johnson, the chairman of the House Social Security Subcommittee, is hosting the hearing on social security numbers and child identity theft. The issue is of growing importance, since the Federal Trade Commission reports that cases of child identity theft have increased 192 percent since 2003.
“Identity thieves prey on the good credit of law-abiding citizens,” Johnson said. “Social Security numbers, even those belonging to children, are often the keys to pulling off these crimes. Taking steps to stop the overuse of Social Security numbers and giving law enforcement better tools to stop these thieves will help prevent identity theft and further protect the privacy of all Americans and their children.”