Avoiding Fraud

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.

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.

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.

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