Avoiding Fraud

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: 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.

Medicare Cards without Social Security Numbers Coming in 2018

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, June 16, 2017
Medicare Care
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is preparing to issue new cards that will use unique numbers in place of cardholder Social Security numbers.

Stopping Theft by Government Impersonation

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, May 12, 2017
Fraud Alert
OIGs are warning the public about government imposter scams and pursuing perpetrators of these theft schemes.

Congress Focuses on SSA’s Representative Payee Program

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Handshake
While the vast majority of SSA's representative payees properly manage beneficiary funds, the threat of payee misuse remains.

How the OIG Helps Crack Down on Tax Fraud

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Tax Fraud
While most people are working to file their returns, others cheat unknowing victims and the IRS through tax fraud schemes. 

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
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The agency responded to citizens' concerns that the additional security measure might restrict access to some beneficiaries.

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