Avoiding Fraud

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.

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Are you ready for tax season? If you haven’t heard about tax identity theft, you may not be. 

Protect Yourself from Electronic Social Security Fraud

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Direct Deposit
There are a few important steps you or your family members can take to protect your Social Security benefits and your personal information.

OIG Employees Recognized for Outstanding Efforts

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Monday, June 3, 2013
We’re proud to share that some of our colleagues were recently recognized for their outstanding efforts related to OIG missions.  

A Busy Spring for the Inspector General's Office

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Spring in Washington, D.C.
It's been almost two months since we last posted, so we wanted to update you on what's been happening around the Social Security OIG.

CDI: Preventing Social Security Disability Fraud

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Disability Application
The Cooperative Disability Investigations program operates with a clear goal in mind. Learn more about this successful anti-fraud initiative.

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