“A pandemic watchdog group identified nearly 70,000 ‘questionable’ Social Security numbers that were used to obtain $5.4 billion in pandemic-related federal loans.

The group, The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, issued the report on Monday that analyzed information from more than 33 million applications from the COVID-19 Emergency Injury Disaster Loans and the Paycheck Protection Program. The committee found that more than 221,000 Social Security numbers used on applications were ‘not issued’ by the federal government, or did not match the applicants name or date of birth.”