Avoiding Fraud

Inspector General Testifies on Direct Deposit of Social Security Benefits

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Social Security Benefits
It is up to each Social Security beneficiary to help prevent identity theft and benefit fraud by closely guarding personally identifiable information.

Pricey Penalties for Social Security Fraud

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Civil Monetary Penalties
People who lie to or conceal facts from SSA might keep receiving their benefits for a while. But if we find out, we can make them pay back not only the amount they stole, but a lot more.

Identity Theft--What Do I Do Now?

Posted by: The Communications Division
Thursday, June 21, 2012
We field questions every single day from the public about identity theft. Here are some common questions and helpful links.