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Banacek
10-03-2017, 05:41 PM
Why don’t they just give Chipotle a no-bid contract to prevent food poisoning at all restaurants?

The IRS will pay Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract issued last week, even as lawmakers lash the embattled company about a massive security breach that exposed personal information of as many as 145.5 million Americans.

A contract award for Equifax’s data services was posted to the Federal Business Opportunities database Sept. 30 — the final day of the fiscal year. The credit agency will “verify taxpayer identity” and “assist in ongoing identity verification and validations” at the IRS, according to the award

Sort of like Longstreet (blind private investigator) asking Ironside (paraplegic former chief of police) for a dance.

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/10/03/wait-waaaat-irs-awards-equifax-no-bid-contract-to-verify-taxpayer-id-to-prevent-fraud/

FlaGator
10-03-2017, 08:36 PM
Sort of like Longstreet (blind private investigator) asking Ironside (paraplegic former chief of police) for a dance.

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/10/03/wait-waaaat-irs-awards-equifax-no-bid-contract-to-verify-taxpayer-id-to-prevent-fraud/



Why don't they hire the guys who hacked them? They have demonstrated that they are able to get the job done.