12/2016

Remain Vigilant of “Disability Services” Phone Calls

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
We have received reports that citizens are receiving questionable calls from people alleging to have a connection with Social Security.

Believe It or Not: Social Security Number Misuse Cases

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
SSN Misuse
Some cases of Social Security number misuse and assumed identities can read like crime-fiction stories.  

SSA Rolls Back Multifactor Authentication on “my Social Security”

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Text
The agency responded to citizens' concerns that the additional security measure might restrict access to some beneficiaries.

Former NYPD Officer Convicted of Disability Fraud Following Criminal Trial

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Prison Sentence
A judge sentenced the man to at least 2.5 years in prison for his involvement in a New York City-based disability fraud scheme.  

Congress Supports, Encourages Whistleblower Efforts

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Whistleblower
The Senate recently passed a bipartisan resolution that designates July 30, 2016 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.

Congress Calls for Removal of Social Security Numbers from SSA Mailings

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Mailings
The proposed legislation follows an OIG report that examined how often SSA uses full SSNs on letters mailed to beneficiaries and the public.  

SSA Cybersecurity a Priority for the OIG, Congress

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Cybersecurity
The OIG plays a critical role in overseeing SSA’s efforts to secure its information systems and protect Americans’ personal information.

Gale S. Stone Serving as Acting Inspector General of Social Security

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Gale Stone
Acting Inspector General Stone takes the place of the retired Patrick P. O'Carroll, Jr., who served as the Inspector General at SSA for almost 12 years.

Partnerships Critical to Investigating, Prosecuting Fraud Cases

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, May 20, 2016
Fraud Arrest
ABC’s “Nightline” recently reported on the OIG’s efforts to detect and reduce disability fraud.

OIG Auditors Find SSA Underpaid Widow(er)s by Estimated $224 Million

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Underpayments Audit
Underpayments, or funds that SSA should have paid but did not, are just as important to us as overpayments, which is when SSA pays too much.

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