Scammers are misusing SSA’s authority in several phone schemes to trick people into giving them money or personal information.
Social Security Numbers
Removing Social Security numbers from non-essential documents is a step toward reducing identity theft and SSN misuse.
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 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 proposed legislation follows an OIG report that examined how often SSA uses full SSNs on letters mailed to beneficiaries and the public.
SSA continues to support the expansion of Electronic Death Registration across the country to improve death record accuracy.
It’s critical to remain vigilant with your personal information and guard against identity theft.