People with Medicare should start receiving their new card in the mail this month.
A recent Government Accountability Office report found that seniors lose $2.9 billion a year to financial-exploitation schemes.
OIG auditors recently estimated the amount of misdirected benefit payments from 2014 to 2016 was considerably less than in 2013.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is preparing to issue new cards that will use unique numbers in place of cardholder Social Security numbers.
OIGs are warning the public about government imposter scams and pursuing perpetrators of these theft schemes.
While the vast majority of SSA's representative payees properly manage beneficiary funds, the threat of payee misuse remains.
While most people are working to file their returns, others cheat unknowing victims and the IRS through tax fraud schemes.
We have received reports that citizens are receiving questionable calls from people alleging to have a connection with Social Security.
Some cases of Social Security number misuse and assumed identities can read like crime-fiction stories.
The agency responded to citizens' concerns that the additional security measure might restrict access to some beneficiaries.