Investigations

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.

“20/20” and Disability Fraud: Seeing is Believing

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
20/20 Interview
Our investigators pursue many cases of individuals who may exaggerate a disability, or conceal their various work activities from Social Security—or both.

OIG Helps Locate Fugitive Who Eluded Authorities for 22 Years

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Arrest
A fugitive's years of fleeing from justice ended soon after he applied for Social Security benefits in Oregon earlier this year.

Inspector General O’Carroll Marks 10 Years Overseeing Social Security

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Since assuming his role in 2004, the Inspector General has intensified efforts to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in SSA’s programs.

OIG Investigation Leads to Shocking Discovery

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Monday, November 10, 2014
Storage Unit
A special agent's investigative instincts and actions helped solve a missing-person cold case and a Social Security fraud investigation.

Explaining Our Law Enforcement Authority, Again

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, October 9, 2014
We hold in the highest regard our mission to protect our agents, Social Security employees, and the general public from those who would do them harm.

NYC Scheme Ringleaders Plead Guilty as OIG Issues Disability Fraud Report

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Two former NYPD officers recently pled guilty to their leading roles in a multi-million-dollar Social Security disability fraud scheme.

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.

Digital Forensics a Key to Unlocking Social Security Fraud Cases

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Friday, July 18, 2014
Digital Forensics
A group of computer forensic specialists plays an integral role in many of our Social Security fraud cases.

“Nightline” Coffee Shop Owner Sentenced to Prison for Disability Fraud

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Monday, June 30, 2014
ABC Nightline
"Criminal Coffee" owner to serve 15 months in prison for attempting to defraud SSA of disability payments.

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