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Fake social security number to work and pay taxes.

Phoenix, AZ |

My friend had this fake social security number to work and he paid taxes with it. He had have been using it for several years because he needed a job but he still paid for taxes and stuff so would he get in any trouble?

By the way, he did not use it to apply any credit cards or FAFSA. He just used it to get a job and paid for taxes

Attorney Answers 3


  1. He can be prosecuted for identity theft if the number actually belongs to someone else, and possibly fraud even if it didn't. Also, it can be grounds for deportation if the person is not a U.S. citizen.


  2. Keep in mind. There is some poor guy in Oklahoma trying to explain to the IRS how he never made this money in Arizona that somebody put on his SSN. It is not a victimless crime and never believe it is. You are possibly costing somebody a lot of money to defend himself against income he never earned in a state he never lived in.

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  3. Yes. It is a crime.

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