Avoiding Fraud

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
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.

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.

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