LETTERS | January 2021 – Ventura County Reporter
Jan. 7, 2021
RE: Unemployment fraud cases
In response to your article in the December 31, 2020 edition of the VCReporter (“Unemployment fraud cases active in the county: EDD failed to fix vulnerabilities” by Kimberly Rivers), as a former employee of the County of Ventura (including the District Attorney’s office) and the State of California and having an unhappy interaction with the IRS, I am of the opinion that Elaine Howe, the California State Auditor, will have an uphill battle trying to convince the EDD of the need to remove peoples’ Social Security numbers from its communications. The reason why I say this is because these entities represent power and authority and as such are not beyond using coercion in the form of potential identity theft to achieve their aims which I feel are financial with a side of bullying to further ensure that the public continues to comply. Did you know that the IRS will send demand notices ever 6 weeks with your SSN printed twice on each page?