Investigations

OIG Keeps Focus on Social Security Fraud “Facilitators”

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, January 29, 2016
Sentences
Several recent judicial actions served as reminders of our commitment to pursue Social Security disability fraud “facilitators."

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.

OIG Special Agent Assists Search for Escaped Prisoners in New York

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, August 10, 2015
Manhunt
An OIG investigator contributed to search efforts by fielding calls to New York State Police's main tip line from the public and law enforcement.

Miami Beach Police, Labor OIG Operation Takes Dangerous Turn

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Arrest
All law enforcement professionals, including OIG special agents, can find themselves in dangerous situations at any time while on duty.

College Employee Misuses Student Identities in School Loan Fraud

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Student Loan Application
Identity theft can take many forms and affect many people, but it’s especially troubling when it happens to young adults.  

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.

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