SSA sends about 350 million notices to beneficiaries each year. Many of these notices include SSNs and are stored in the Agency's Online Rretrieval System (ORS). ORS allows SSA staff to review notices when beneficiaries contact SSA to discuss the notices they received. Through ORS, staff can view, reprint, send, and save notices addressed to beneficiaries.
Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number
In this audit, we sought to assess the potential misuse of foster children's Social Security numbers.
A Dominican man was convicted today of stealing a U.S. citizen’s social security number to obtain benefits.
Pablo M. Severino, of Lynn, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to aggravated identity theft, theft of public money and using another’s social security number to obtain benefits.
A New Haven man was arrested today and charged with collecting more than $7,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits, including money he received by filing claims using another man’s Social Security number.
BOBBY JOE McKNIGHT, also known as BOBBY JOE McKENZIE, age 52, of 306 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, was charged with two counts each of Larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding a Public Community and Unemployment Compensation Fraud, and one count of Identity Theft in the Third Degree.
A former assistant district manager for the Social Security Administration in Rhode Island agreed to plead guilty to stealing a Coventry’s man identity and selling his stock certificates.
Randolph Hurst, 50, of West Warwick filed a plea agreement on Wednesday that stated he will plead guilty to one count each of aggravated identity theft, transportation of stolen securities and tax evasion, as well as two counts of mail fraud.
Joseph H. Hogsett, the United States Attorney, announced today the arrest of eighteen defendants for their alleged involvement in a scheme that involved the use of stolen Social Security Numbers (SSNs) surreptitiously marketed as Credit Profile Numbers (CPNs) to fraudulently apply for dozens of car loans.
Because SSA calculates future benefit payments based on the earnings an individual has accumulated over his/her lifetime, it is critical that the Agency accurately record those earnings.
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael J. DePalma, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Tom Caul, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General (SSA-OIG), and Steven Steinberg, Chief, Aventura Police Department, announced today that Natoya Mashea Handy, 30, of Miami, was sentenced for her participation in a tax refund scheme using stolen identities to convert government monies for her own use.
Good afternoon, Chairman Nelson, Ranking Member Collins, and members of the Committee. It is a pleasure to appear before you, and I thank you for the invitation to testify. Today, we are discussing the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) transition to electronic payments and related concerns, including identity thieves’ fraudulent redirection of Social Security benefits.