OIG In the News

 
DATE: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
SUMMARY: GovExec coverage of congressional hearing on oversight of Social Security disability programs
 
DATE: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
SUMMARY: Coverage of identity theft/banking scam targeting Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
SUMMARY: New York Times coverage of OIG disability fraud investigation in New York City
 
DATE: Friday, February 21, 2014
SUMMARY: New York Post update on OIG disability fraud investigation in New York City
 
DATE: Thursday, January 16, 2014
SUMMARY: USA Today coverage of congressional hearing on OIG disability fraud investigation in New York City
 
DATE: Tuesday, January 7, 2014
SUMMARY: CNN coverage, with video, of large-scale OIG disability fraud investigation in New York City
 
DATE: Tuesday, January 7, 2014
SUMMARY: New York Times article on large-scale OIG disability fraud investigation in New York City
 
DATE: Tuesday, January 7, 2014
SUMMARY: Federal Times article on OIG audit of management challenges facing SSA
 
DATE: Thursday, December 19, 2013
SUMMARY: CNBC feature on an OIG investigation into a "missing man" and identity theft
 
DATE: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
SUMMARY: Coverage of Congressional Hearing on Social Security's disability programs
 
DATE: Friday, November 15, 2013
SUMMARY: Federal News Radio interview with Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll
 
DATE: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of disability payments made to incarcerated beneficiaries
 
DATE: Friday, September 20, 2013
SUMMARY: Article on OIG investigation of disability fraud scheme in Puerto Rico
 
DATE: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
SUMMARY: Wall Street Journal article on OIG investigation of disability fraud scheme in Puerto Rico
 
DATE: Saturday, July 27, 2013
SUMMARY: Florida coverage (with video) of electronic fraud scheme aimed at Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
SUMMARY: New York Times coverage of OIG investigation into alleged abuse of government beneficiaries 
 
DATE: Thursday, June 27, 2013
SUMMARY: National Review Online article on OIG audit on payments to deceased Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Monday, June 24, 2013
SUMMARY: Wall Street Journal blog post on OIG audit on payments to deceased Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Sunday, June 23, 2013
SUMMARY: Seattle Times feature on OIG investigation into mysterious case of identity theft
 
DATE: Wednesday, June 13, 2013
SUMMARY: National Review Online feature on payments to deceased Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Monday, June 10, 2013
SUMMARY: National Review Online lists "Top 10" Social Security disability fraud offenders
 
DATE: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
SUMMARY: Coverage of Jamaican lottery scam targeting Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Thursday, May 16, 2013
SUMMARY: Arkansas coverage of identity theft scam targeting Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
SUMMARY: Coverage of May 8 congressional hearing on reducing improper payments
 
DATE: Friday, May 3, 2013
SUMMARY: Coverage of April 25 congressional hearing on agency procurement of ammunition
 
DATE: Thursday, May 2, 2013
SUMMARY: Tampa, Fla., coverage, of identity theft scam targeting Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
SUMMARY: St. Louis coverage of OIG testimony before Missouri State Senate
 
DATE: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
SUMMARY: Vermont coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
SUMMARY: Utah coverage, with video, of the OIG's Cooperative Disability Investigations program
 
DATE: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
SUMMARY: Federal Times article on investigation brought on after OIG audit of private employee association 
 
DATE: Friday, March 15, 2013
SUMMARY: Washington coverage of OIG recommendations to SSA to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse
 
DATE: Monday, February 25, 2013
SUMMARY: Florida coverage of identity theft scheme targeting Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Sunday, February 17, 2013
SUMMARY: Feature story on OIG investigation of man charged with lying about disability to claim Social Security payments 
 
DATE: Monday, February 4, 2013
SUMMARY: Fox News segment on Social Security disability fraud, with comments from Assistant IG Jonathan Lasher 
 
DATE: Sunday, January 27, 2013
SUMMARY: Investigation of woman who withheld information to collect State and SSA benefits 
 
DATE: Monday, January 14, 2013
SUMMARY: Forbes feature on fraud within SSI program, references OIG-related work
 
DATE: Thursday, January 10, 2013
SUMMARY: Reuters article on upcoming move to electronic government payments
 
DATE: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
SUMMARY: CNN Money article on upcoming move to electronic government payments
 
DATE: Saturday, December 29, 2012
SUMMARY: Texas coverage of identity theft scheme using inmate Social Security information
 
DATE: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
SUMMARY: Feature about a man who was mistakenly reported dead to SSA; references OIG material on the the subject
 
DATE: Friday, November 30, 2012
SUMMARY: Texas coverage, with video, of identity theft scheme targeting Social Security beneficiaries 
 
DATE: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of SSA's compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act
 
DATE: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
SUMMARY: Illinois coverage, with video, on OIG's Fugitive Enforcement Program
 
DATE: Monday, November 12, 2012
SUMMARY: Atlanta coverage, with video, on success of GBI's partnership with the Atlanta Cooperative Disability Investigations unit
 
DATE: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
SUMMARY: Alaska article on identity theft scheme related to direct deposit of Social Security payments
 
DATE: Sunday, October 14, 2012
SUMMARY: Message from New York Sen. Charles Schumer on identity theft scheme related to direct deposit of Social Security payments
 
DATE: Friday, September 28, 2012
SUMMARY: Tampa Bay Times article on identity theft scheme related to direct deposit of Social Security payments
 
DATE: Thursday, September 27, 2012
SUMMARY: Tampa Bay Times article on identity theft scheme related to direct deposit of Social Security payments
 
DATE: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
SUMMARY: CNN article on identity theft scheme related to direct deposit of Social Security payments
 
DATE: Monday, September 24, 2012
SUMMARY: New York Times article on direct deposit of Federal benefit payments
 
DATE: Sunday, September 9, 2012
SUMMARY: Florida article on identity theft scheme with comments from External Relations Deputy AIG Tracy Lynge
 
DATE: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
SUMMARY: CNN story on OIG response to concern over ammunition procurement
 
DATE: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
SUMMARY: Associated Press article with comments from External Relations AIG Jonathan Lasher
 
DATE: Thursday, August 30, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on federal grand jury indictment of Social Security fraud
 
DATE: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
SUMMARY: PR Daily article with comments from External Relations AIG Jonathan Lasher
 
DATE: Friday, August 17, 2012
SUMMARY: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article with comments from External Relations Deputy AIG Tracy Lynge
 
DATE: Friday, August 17, 2012
SUMMARY: Huffington Post piece referencing OIG blog post
 
DATE: Friday, August 17, 2012
SUMMARY: Government Security News article referencing OIG blog post 
 
DATE: Friday, August 17, 2012
SUMMARY: Government Executive blog post referencing OIG blog post
 
DATE: Friday, August 10, 2012
SUMMARY: Wall Street Journal blog post about recent OIG audit on using Medicare claim data to identify deceased Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Thursday, August 2, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on Congressional and OIG actions to improve integrity of Social Security number 
 
DATE: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit about beneficiaries who had not cashed their Social Security checks in 1 year
 
DATE: Thursday, July 19, 2012
SUMMARY: Feature about a woman who was mistakenly reported dead to SSA; references OIG material on the the subject
 
DATE: Thursday, July 12, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on pre-texting case that involved illegal collection of Social Security numbers
 
DATE: Thursday, July 12, 2012
SUMMARY: Washington Post blog post on OIG audit report on deceased Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Tuesday, July 11, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
SUMMARY: Politico article on OIG audit report on deceased Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on woman who misused child Social Security numbers
 
DATE: Friday, June 15, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on man who had Social Security benefits diverted from his bank account
 
DATE: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
SUMMARY: Feature references OIG Congressional testimony on SSA's Death Master File
 
DATE: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of scams targeting individuals' personal information
 
DATE: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of Congressional Hearing that included OIG testimony 
 
DATE: Friday, April 27, 2012
SUMMARY: Kansas coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Wednesday, April 23, 2012
SUMMARY: California coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Friday, April 13, 2012
SUMMARY: Massachusetts coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Monday, April 2, 2012
SUMMARY: Article that references OIG audit report on SSA's Death Master File
 
DATE: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
SUMMARY: Louisiana coverage of OIG SSN misuse investigation
 
DATE: Monday, March 19, 2012
SUMMARY: CNN feature on tax fraud schemes, with focus on SSN misuse and identity theft
 
DATE: Friday, March 16, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of scheme in which telemarketers target SSNs and personal information of senior citizens
 
DATE: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
SUMMARY: Ohio news feature on SSN misuse and identity theft related to tax returns
 
DATE: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of OIG investigation of ID theft case
 
DATE: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of OIG investigation of ID theft and Social Security fraud case
 
DATE: Friday, March 2, 2012
SUMMARY: Arkansas coverage of Social Security fraud case
 
DATE: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of case of wanted Colorado lawyer, with comments from Assistant IG Jonathan Lasher
 
DATE: Sunday, February 26, 2012
SUMMARY: Report on child identity theft that references OIG audit on SSA Death Master File
 
DATE: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of new Federal, State, local law enforcement anti-fraud initiative in Houston, Texas (WITH VIDEO)
 
DATE: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
SUMMARY: Louisiana coverage of Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Friday, February 3, 2012
SUMMARY: Nevada coverage of Social Security Number misuse investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, February 2, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of Social Security Subcommittee Hearing on SSA's Death Master File
 
DATE: Thursday, February 2, 2012
SUMMARY: South Carolina coverage of Social Security Number misuse investigation
 
DATE: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
SUMMARY: Nevada coverage of long-time Social Security fraud and identity theft case
 
DATE: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of Social Security Subcommittee Hearing on SSA Disability Insurance
 
DATE: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
SUMMARY: New York coverage of OIG identity theft and Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, December 29, 2011
SUMMARY: Wisconsin coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Friday, December 23, 2011
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of controls for issuing of SSN printouts
 
DATE: Monday, December 19, 2011
SUMMARY: Albany Democrat-Herald feature on identity theft
 
DATE: Friday, December 16, 2011
SUMMARY: Texas coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Friday, December 16, 2011
SUMMARY: Tennessee coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, December 15, 2011
SUMMARY: Huffington Post article referencing OIG audit on schools' collection of student SSNs
 
DATE: Monday, December 5, 2011
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of use of SSNs by States' newborn screening programs
 
DATE: Friday, December 2, 2011
SUMMARY: Missouri coverage of OIG identity theft investigation
 
DATE: Monday, November 28, 2011
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of SSA's compliance with Federal Information Security Management Act
 
DATE: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
SUMMARY: Texas coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, November 17, 2011
SUMMARY: Huffington Post feature referencing OIG audit on SSA Death Master File
 
DATE: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
SUMMARY: West Virginia coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, November 10, 2011
SUMMARY: Minnesota coverage of OIG SSN misuse case
 
DATE: Thursday, November 3, 2011
SUMMARY: Article referencing OIG audit on SSA Death Master File
 
DATE: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of SSA's electronic services
 
DATE: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
SUMMARY: Alabama coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2011
SUMMARY: New Hampshire coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2011
SUMMARY: New Jersey coverage of OIG SSN misuse investigation
 
DATE: Monday, October 24, 2011
SUMMARY: West Virginia coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, October 20, 2011
SUMMARY: Kentucky coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of SSA's electronic authentication process
 
DATE: Monday, October 17, 2011
SUMMARY: Maine coverage of OIG Social Security Fraud Investigation
 
DATE: Friday, October 14, 2011
SUMMARY: Wilmington (Delaware) News-Journal feature on deceased payee case
 
DATE: Thursday, October 13, 2011
SUMMARY: West Virginia coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Friday, October 7, 2011
SUMMARY: Indianapolis Star coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
Woman Gets Prison Time for Social Security Fraud
DATE: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
SUMMARY: Michigan coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
SUMMARY: Rochester, New York coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
Maryland Firm Promises to Stop Claiming Insider Ties With Social Security
DATE: Monday, September 12, 2011
SUMMARY: NBC Washington article on recent Office of Counsel Section 1140 settlement
 
Social Security Pays Millions to Dead People
DATE: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
SUMMARY: CNN Money article referencing OIG audit on SSA’s Death Master File
 
Identity Thieves Increasingly Target Children
DATE: Thursday, September 1, 2011
SUMMARY: NextGov article on Congressional Field Hearing in Plano, Texas
 
Social Security Wrongly Declares 14,000 People Dead Each Year
DATE: Monday, August 22, 2011
SUMMARY: CNN Money article referencing OIG audit on SSA’s Death Master File
 
Law Firm Pays Penalty, Takes Down Signs
DATE: Friday, August 12, 2011
SUMMARY: Floyd County Times (Kentucky) article on law firm’s alleged violation of Social Security Act
 
SSA Needs Better Plan for Online Customer Service, IG Says
DATE: Tuesday, August 9, 2011
SUMMARY: Federal Computer Week article on OIG audit of SSA’s customer service plan