Social Security Numbers

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. 

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.

Securing and Protecting Social Security Fraud Allegations

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, June 8, 2015
Data Protection
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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.

College Employee Misuses Student Identities in School Loan Fraud

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Student Loan Application
Identity theft can take many forms and affect many people, but it’s especially troubling when it happens to young adults.  

Inspector General Discusses Death Data with “60 Minutes,” Congress

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll
As explained on TV and on Capitol Hill this week, complex issues surround death reporting on local, state, and Federal levels

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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