Avoiding Fraud

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.

New CDI Units Launch, See Early Returns

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, February 29, 2016
CDI St. Paul
Several new CDI units established in recent months are up and running, yielding positive results for SSA.

Protect Yourself from Phishing Schemes

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, February 22, 2016
Phishing
It’s critical to remain vigilant with your personal information and guard against identity theft. 

How SSA and the OIG Investigate Deceased Payee Fraud

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, January 28, 2016
An OIG-recommended Social Security initiative identifies deceased Social Security beneficiaries, stops their benefits, and refers possible fraud for investigation.

Congress Strengthens Penalties for Social Security Fraud “Facilitators”

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, November 23, 2015
Facilitator Fraud
The recent budget legislation includes several provisions the OIG recommended to combat Social Security fraud.

Beware of CPNs: Louisiana Man Charged in Financial Fraud Schemes

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, October 29, 2015
CPNs are marketed as "replacement Social Security numbers," but you should know they're not legitimate and not recognized by the government.

Fraud Hotline Tip Helps End Disability Scheme

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Fraud
We’re persistent in our promotion of the Social Security Fraud Hotline—we never know when someone might have a credible tip to report.

New Medicare Cards Will Not Display Social Security Numbers

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Medicare Card
A new Medicare card is coming, one that will no longer display a cardholder’s Social Security number.

Tax Season Reminds Us to Protect Personal Information

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, March 9, 2015
Taxes
As you gather your W-2 forms and apply for the appropriate credits, it’s become equally important to protect yourself from the emerging threat of tax identity theft.

Phishing Schemes: Emails, Phone Calls, and Texts, Oh My…

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, February 13, 2015
Email Spam
Someone recently went “phishing” for personal information, but an observant citizen didn’t take the bait and reported the new email scheme.

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