Social Security Numbers

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.

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.  

Inspector General Discusses Death Data with “60 Minutes,” Congress

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll
As explained on TV and on Capitol Hill this week, complex issues surround death reporting on local, state, and Federal levels

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.

Sex Offender Allegedly Lives Under Fake Identity for 34 Years as Fugitive from Justice

Posted by: Andrew Cannarsa, Office of External Relations
DATE:
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Ryan Flanagan
He became someone else—with a new name, date of birth, and Social Security number—to escape a troubled past.

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. 

Inspector General Testifies on Direct Deposit of Social Security Benefits

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Social Security Benefits
It is up to each Social Security beneficiary to help prevent identity theft and benefit fraud by closely guarding personally identifiable information.

Congress Concerned with Death-Data Accuracy

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Computer Data
Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn reacts to an OIG report on the integrity of SSA's death records. 

Identity Theft--What Do I Do Now?

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, June 21, 2012
We field questions every single day from the public about identity theft. Here are some common questions and helpful links.