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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.

4 Numbers to Know from the OIG’s Fall Semiannual Report

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, December 15, 2017
Fall Semiannual Report to Congress
Four numbers that highlight our investigative, audit, and legal accomplishments from the recent reporting period.

Former Disability Attorney Eric Conn Captured in Honduras

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, December 8, 2017
Authorities returned Conn to the United States this week for arraignment on charges related to his reported escape in June.

New Law Restricts Social Security Numbers on Mailed Government Documents

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Mail
Removing Social Security numbers from non-essential documents is a step toward reducing identity theft and SSN misuse.

Former Disability Attorney Eric Conn Charged for Escape

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, October 20, 2017
Sentences
An accomplice of Conn reportedly helped the former Kentucky disability attorney flee to the Mexico border in June before Conn's sentencing hearing.

OIG Audit: Misdirected Benefits through ‘my Social Security’ Decreasing

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
OIG auditors recently estimated the amount of misdirected benefit payments from 2014 to 2016 was considerably less than in 2013.

How States Use Electronic Death Reporting with SSA

Posted by: Xavier Welch, OIG High School Intern
DATE:
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Through Electronic Death Registration, SSA and the states aim to improve the accuracy and timeliness of death information

CDI Program Thrives with Expansion, Additional Casework

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Fraud
CDI, for many years a front-end program integrity initiative, is pursuing more in-pay disability fraud cases.

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