Social Security Numbers

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.

New Law Restricts Social Security Numbers on Mailed Government Documents

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Mail
Removing Social Security numbers from non-essential documents is a step toward reducing identity theft and SSN misuse.

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.

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.  

Congress Calls for Removal of Social Security Numbers from SSA Mailings

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Mailings
The proposed legislation follows an OIG report that examined how often SSA uses full SSNs on letters mailed to beneficiaries and the public.  

Cases of Mistaken Death Reports Low but Costly

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Death Certificate
SSA continues to support the expansion of Electronic Death Registration across the country to improve death record accuracy.

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. 

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