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Friday, February 10, 2006

Social Security Scam

An investigating is being conducted regarding alleged fraud in the District Center of Social Security (CDSSS) of Leiria. The scheme of hundreds of thousand of euros, concerning money from the Social Insertion Income (RSI), the old minimum guarantied income, involved processes of people already deceased that allowed the emission of post office checks for payment of their RSI.
Allegedly an administrative employee of the CDSSS of Leiria sent these checks by post to her address, latter depositing them in a banking account. An inspector of the same institution was also put to the racket, because he detected the scam but failed to denounce it. Apparently the investigation conducted on only the one case detected a diversion of public monies that exceeded 100 thousand euros. The total dimension of the fraud is far from being calculated because there are still more processes known to exist.

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At 9:14 PM, Blogger tina said...

This scandal reminds me of one of the many in Brazil, the Correios.
Of course there is a worse move here in the USA, where the power-that-be wants us to invest our social security in "safe" accounts in the Stock Market ...


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