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#1498431 - 01/21/11 04:12 PM Do I go by the Card or Experian?
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We have a new account where the customer presented us with a Resident Alien Card and a social security card. The items looked legitimate. When we ran the identification numbers through an external database no history of the customer was found. We then ran a social search and the number reported a different name. We satisfied the CIP requirements when we got the physical items but now that we know the social does not match what should we do? We already opened the account.
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#1498434 - 01/21/11 04:15 PM Re: Do I go by the Card or Experian? jross
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Your "social search..." That was through IRS E-Services or another commercial vendor?
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#1498436 - 01/21/11 04:16 PM Re: Do I go by the Card or Experian? Elwood P. Dowd
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#1498438 - 01/21/11 04:17 PM Re: Do I go by the Card or Experian? jross
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Call the customer and inform them about this situation and try to get clarification. What type of social security number search did you run. Maybe someone else is using their number???
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#1498453 - 01/21/11 04:26 PM Re: Do I go by the Card or Experian? rlcarey
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I am worried that our new customer presented us with a fake SSC. There is information on the social search that goes back 10+ years farther than the date that our customers Resident Alien ID card was issued.
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#1498456 - 01/21/11 04:28 PM Re: Do I go by the Card or Experian? jross
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So - maybe someone ten years ago made up a number that may have not been issued yet. There is no reason to panic without additional information. Gather that info and then decide the course of action. Don't jump to conclusions without facts.
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#1507561 - 02/09/11 07:27 PM Re: Do I go by the Card or Experian? rlcarey
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Ok we contacted the customer and he has no other proof that this is a valid SSN. He stated that he applied for a passport and they could not verify his identity so they would not issue him a passport. He then volunteered to close the account. I see this as a red flag.

Is this SAR reportable if his total transactions were less than $5,000?
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