Avoiding Fraud

How SSA and the OIG Investigate Deceased Payee Fraud

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, January 28, 2016
An OIG-recommended Social Security initiative identifies deceased Social Security beneficiaries, stops their benefits, and refers possible fraud for investigation.

Congress Strengthens Penalties for Social Security Fraud “Facilitators”

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, November 23, 2015
Facilitator Fraud
The recent budget legislation includes several provisions the OIG recommended to combat Social Security fraud.

Beware of CPNs: Louisiana Man Charged in Financial Fraud Schemes

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, October 29, 2015
CPNs are marketed as "replacement Social Security numbers," but you should know they're not legitimate and not recognized by the government.

Fraud Hotline Tip Helps End Disability Scheme

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Fraud
We’re persistent in our promotion of the Social Security Fraud Hotline—we never know when someone might have a credible tip to report.

New Medicare Cards Will Not Display Social Security Numbers

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Medicare Card
A new Medicare card is coming, one that will no longer display a cardholder’s Social Security number.

Tax Season Reminds Us to Protect Personal Information

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, March 9, 2015
Taxes
As you gather your W-2 forms and apply for the appropriate credits, it’s become equally important to protect yourself from the emerging threat of tax identity theft.

Phishing Schemes: Emails, Phone Calls, and Texts, Oh My…

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, February 13, 2015
Email Spam
Someone recently went “phishing” for personal information, but an observant citizen didn’t take the bait and reported the new email scheme.

Congress Promotes Fraud Awareness with Special Hotline for Seniors

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, January 16, 2015
Seniors
Fraud perpetrated against seniors in the United States is on the rise, and victims are often unsure of where to find help.

Team Leader of New Detroit CDI Unit Ready for Challenge

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Friday, August 15, 2014
Social Security Benefits
OIG Special Agent Bradley Martin talks about the opportunities he’ll have and challenges he’ll face as he directs this new anti-fraud unit.

Targeting Misleading Communications in Social Media and Mobile Apps

Posted by: Andrew Cannarsa, Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Social Media
Look out for misleading Internet Social Security-related advertisements and communications, including those on social media and mobile apps.

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