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A Message from the SSA Office of the Inspector General

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The SSA OIG did not receive fraud allegations through its online form from September 10 to 12, due to a computer error.

Phone Schemes: 5 Common Tactics Misusing SSA Authority

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Scam Alert
Scammers are misusing SSA’s authority in several phone schemes to trick people into giving them money or personal information.

Detecting and Preventing Elder Abuse

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Elder Care
To recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Month, the OIG and SSA discussed elder abuse detection and prevention during a Facebook Live broadcast.

Fraud Allegations: Where They Come From, What We Do With Them

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, June 25, 2018
Allegations
As outlined in our recent Semiannual Report to Congress, our investigators can work from allegations from many different sources.

New Medicare Cards Arriving Soon

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, April 12, 2018
New Medicare Card
People with Medicare should start receiving their new card in the mail this month.

Congress Concerned about Fraud Schemes Targeting Seniors

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Scam phone call
A recent Government Accountability Office report found that seniors lose $2.9 billion a year to financial-exploitation schemes.

OIG Audit: Factors Affecting SSA Customer Wait Times

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Computer Analysis
The average wait time for service at an SSA field office was about 25 minutes in Fiscal Year 2017, up from about 19 minutes in Fiscal Year 2010.

Washington Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Advance-Fee Scheme, Social Security Fraud

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Prison
As he deceived and stole millions from victims, the man also improperly collected Supplemental Security Income from SSA.

A Message from the SSA Office of the Inspector General

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, January 26, 2018
An update about fraud referral acknowledgment emails from the SSA OIG.

Congress Moves to Strengthen Representative Payee Program

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Senior Care
Lawmakers recently introduced legislation to improve SSA's management and oversight of the representative payee program.

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