In three minutes I found a record of her death at http://www.deathindexes.com/texas(check out the screen shot below) – and the search was free! There’s only 50 states. It sounds like the SSA could use some fraud analytics. How about setting up some “vital record” FTP feeds from the states and cross referencing it with the SSA database? They could even get fancy and throw in some data mining of social media sites (just in case the death doesn’t get reported timely but the family members tweet about it)!
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That’s not all! The article reports the other recent occurrences listed below and that CNN recently estimated $40 million in SSA benefits have been paid to dead people!
Willa Mae Shaughnesy – $231,000
Thomas Parkin – $44,000
Judy Dinsmore – $75,000
Gail Andrews – $73,000
Total savings from an analytic initiative – $423,000……and counting. Now, how much have you paid in social security taxes this year?