Avoiding Fraud

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Nearly 1 in 10 American senior citizens are abused or neglected each year, yet only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse is brought to the attention of authorities, according to the U.S. Department of Health...

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.

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. 

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