OIG In the News

 
DATE: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
SUMMARY: NJ Biz reports the SSA OIG will participate in a task force led by the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.
 
DATE: Monday, March 23, 2020
SUMMARY: Southern Maryland News reports that the IG of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public about fraudulent letters threatening suspension of Social Security benefits due to COVID-19 or coronavirus-related office closures.
 
DATE: Monday, March 23, 2020
SUMMARY: Times Observer reports that a task force will be led by the U.S. Attorney's Office COVID-19 Fraud Coordinator and an Executive Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania. Task force members include representatives from the United States Attorney's Office, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, the FBI, the Secret Service, the Postal Inspection Service, ICE / Homeland Security Investigations, Social Security OIG, the Department of Education OIG, and the Pennsylvania State Police.
 
DATE: Friday, March 20, 2020
SUMMARY: ABC Baton Rouge reports that the Inspector General of Social Security says some residents are also receiving notices claiming social security benefits are being suspended due to office closures. Officials say this is not the case, and any message suggesting such is a scam as well. 
 
DATE: Friday, March 6, 2020
SUMMARY: New York Times reports: It’s not clear whether the volume of calls is increasing, but the government is getting thousands of complaints about them, Gail Ennis, the Social Security Administration’s inspector general, said in a call this week with reporters. The office has received about 250,000 online complaints since unveiling a new, dedicated digital reporting form in November.
 
DATE: Thursday, March 5, 2020
SUMMARY: Forbes reports that the Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, recently issued a warning about a new scam involving text messages that appear to come from Social Security.
 
DATE: Thursday, March 5, 2020
SUMMARY: KVRR News-Fargo reports that the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration has declared March 5, 2020 as National “Slam the Scam” Day in an attempt to raise awareness for government phone scams.
 
DATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
SUMMARY: CBS News-San Francisco reports a former Social Security Administration employee and her husband have pleaded guilty to a scheme in which payments intended for Social Security recipients were diverted into the couple’s bank accounts
 
DATE: Thursday, February 28, 2020
SUMMARY: ABC News-Dallas reports that a 79-year-old man battling aggressive cancer got an unpleasant surprise last week when a mixup with his healthcare coverage led to the revelation that he was falsely listed as dead by the Social Security Administration. 
 
DATE: Thursday, February 13, 2020
SUMMARY: NPR reports that the SSA has received more than 111,000 complaints through the new online phone scam reporting form.
 
DATE: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
SUMMARY: The Hill reports that Social Security impersonation calls are now the nation’s most-reported phone scam, according to an annual report from the Senate Aging Committee released Wednesday.
 
DATE: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
SUMMARY: CBS Evening News reports that a Senate hearing Wednesday put the spotlight on Social Security scams that are costing Americans millions of dollars a year. In the last three months alone, the Social Security Administration reports they've gotten nearly 115,000 complaints. 
 
DATE: Friday, January 10, 2020
SUMMARY: Federal News Network reports that SSA’s Inspector General is warning of a new scam where bad actors are not only calling citizens, but sending fake emails and letters on SSA letterhead. The IG said it has received several phone calls detailing this new threat.
 
DATE: Thursday, January 9, 2020
SUMMARY: AARP reports that the Social Security Administration's watchdog, known as the Office of the Inspector General, says victims receive emails with attached letters that appear to be from Social Security or the OIG.
 
DATE: Monday, January 6, 2020
SUMMARY: Orange County Register reports that a former employee at a Social Security Administration office in Orange County was sentenced Monday to more than year in prison after admitting to stealing more than $176,000 in benefits from elderly and disabled people.
 
DATE: Thursday, December 26, 2019
SUMMARY: CBS This Morning reports that Americans saw a dramatic increase in robocalls from scammers this year, despite regulators' efforts to crack down on the problem. The Social Security Administration is the number one government agency targeted by scam artists, the Federal Trade Commission said. In the first half of this year, people filed nearly 73,000 reports of Social Security impostors, reporting losses of $17 million.
 
DATE: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
SUMMARY: Chicago Sun Times reports that Michael Marcello, 68, of Wood Dale, allegedly once helped run the Chicago mob while his older brother, James Marcello, was in prison. He also took the witness stand in 2009 in the trial of Deputy U.S. Marshal John Ambrose, who was charged with leaking details about the Family Secrets investigation to the mob. Now, he faces a one-page indictment alleging that he stole $44,623 from the Social Security Administration between September 2017 and May 2019. The document offers no further details.
 
DATE: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
SUMMARY: AARP reports: During the year ending Sept. 30, 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) received more than 450,000 complaints about scammers contacting Americans in an effort to wangle personal information, steal benefits or both. It’s the most common form of government impostor scam, in which fraudsters pose as government officials to get you to send money or give up personal and financial data for use in identity theft.
 
DATE: Thursday, December 5, 2019
SUMMARY: Tampa Bay reporters reports: The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida has filed charges against 10 Floridians – five from the Tampa Bay area – in Operation Dead Ringer. They are charged in 10 separate cases with cumulatively stealing more than $500,000 by collecting benefits from the Social Security Administration on behalf of beneficiaries who were actually deceased. The maximum penalty for stealing federal benefits is 10 years in federal prison per count.
 
DATE: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
SUMMARY: CBS Eastern Kentucky reports that a federal magistrate denied Eric C. Conn's motion to get out of prison. In October, Conn claimed in a handwritten document that the attorneys who represented him were ineffective. He also claimed the escape charge was not relevant to him because he was released pending trial, subject to various terms and conditions.
 
DATE: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
SUMMARY: ABC Chicago reports that a former Chicago police commander who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $360,000 in Social Security payments intended for his dead mother managed to avoid jail time at sentencing on Tuesday.
 
DATE: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
SUMMARY: Associated Press reports: Maine’s Republican senator is encouraging seniors to make use of a new tool provided by the Social Security Administration to report scammers. Sen. Susan Collins says the new portal allows consumers to report Social Security impostors. She says the data will help the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General with information to help track down people who participate in the scams.
 
DATE: Monday, December 2, 2019
SUMMARY: The Washington Post reports that the Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General recently announced a dedicated online reporting form for impostor calls specifically related to Social Security scams.
 
DATE: Sunday, December 1, 2019
SUMMARY: Miami Herald reports that when Rose Greenberg died in 2004, her Social Security retirement checks were supposed to stop depositing into her and her son’s joint bank account. They never did. Fifteen years and more than 50 checks later, her son, serial criminal Richard Greenberg, has received $225,475 in improper statements, Southern District of Florida court documents show. But today, he has only $1,500 in the bank.
 
DATE: Friday, November 22, 2019
SUMMARY: NBC Myrtle Beach reports that the agency has created an online reporting system so if you receive a call or voicemail claiming to be the Social Security Administration, you can report it to them.
 
DATE: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
SUMMARY: ABC Albany reports that the Social Security Administration has announced a new form to report scam calls.
 
DATE: Thursday, October 17, 2019
SUMMARY: Herald Mail Media of West Virginia reports that West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s disability-fraud partnership has generated more than $19.7 million in savings in a little less than four years of operation. The partnership generated $1.24 million in projected savings for state and federal governments during the third quarter of 2019. That pushes its total savings to $19.78 million since its inception in West Virginia.
 
DATE: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
SUMMARY: The Register-Herald of West Virginia reports that the Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General announced the expansion of its successful anti-fraud initiative, the Cooperative Disability Investigations Program. CDI Units identify, investigate and prevent Social Security disability fraud. Three new statewide offices recently opened across the country, in Bismarck, North Dakota; Boise, Idaho; and Helena, Montana. In addition, the Puerto Rico office has expanded its investigative scope to include cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
DATE: Thursday, September 26, 2019
SUMMARY: Fox Cincinnati reports that a Newport man was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to Social Security fraud. Investigators say 57-year-old Robert Howard received his deceased father’s Title II Social Security benefits from July 2013 to April 2018. Prosecutors claim Howard admitted to calling the Florence Social Security office and impersonating his dead father in order to ensure he would continue receiving the monthly payments. They also believe Howard purposely hid his father’s dead from the Social Security Administration, or the SSA.
 
DATE: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
SUMMARY: ABC Buffalo reports: Cliet admitted she started collecting benefits under two different identities beginning in 1993. She first sarted receiving benefits under the name Annie Miles after the death of her husband in 1975. That same year, she applied for a second Social Security card under the name Ann Cliett. Then, in 1992, she applied for widow's benefits under the Cliett identity following the death of her second husband.
 
DATE: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
SUMMARY: NBC Miami reports: "Social Security employees will not call you, threatening you, asking for money," explained Rick Montero with the Social Security Administration's Office of Inspector General. "If you're receiving a call, the person is requesting payment of some type usually through debit cards, prepaid debit cards or gift cards or sometimes, wire transfers, that's a clue that it's a fraudulent call."
 
DATE: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
SUMMARY: Klamath Falls News reports that Theodore Martin Kirk, 64, of Klamath County, Oregon, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for stealing more than $30,000 in Social Security benefits dispersed in the name of his elderly mother, Nadine Kirk. Ms. Kirk has been missing since March 2010 and is presumed to be deceased.
 
DATE: Monday, September 16, 2019
SUMMARY: WCPO-9 Cincinnati reports: Tracy Lynge of the Social Security Inspector General's office, told us agencies are receiving thousands of complaints this year about these calls, and says they have overtaken the IRS scam phone calls that targeted people the past several years (claiming that you owe the IRS money).
 
DATE: Friday, September 6, 2019
SUMMARY: A Former Social Security Administration employee in Birmingham is accused of creating underpayments to more than a dozen beneficiaries who’s loved ones had died. LaTanya Hatter is charged in a three-count federal indictment alleging fraud and identity theft.
 
DATE: Saturday, August 10, 2019
SUMMARY: Former New York City police officer Gerard Scparta of Campbell Hall was sentenced Friday to 18 months in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining over $630,000 in disability benefits from the Social Security Administration and underreporting income on his taxes by some $268,000.
 
DATE: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
SUMMARY: The Union Leader reports a 51-year-old Northfield man was sentenced to three years of probation, including six months of home confinement, for making false statements to obtain Social Security disability insurance benefits.
 
DATE: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
SUMMARY: FEDweek reports the SSA’s “expedited” process for disability claims related to military duty has virtually no impact on the speed of initial eligibility decisions, an IG audit has found, although appeals of those decisions are decided substantially faster.
 
DATE: Friday, July 12, 2019
SUMMARY: The Sealy News reports a woman admitted to mailing a package on or about Oct. 2-3, 2016, that contained a homemade bomb that was addressed to the former president of the United States. As part of her plea, she also acknowledged mailing two similar packages addressed to the Texas governor and the then Acting Social Security Administrator.
 
DATE: Monday, July 8, 2019
SUMMARY: The Western News reports a Lincoln County, MT man was given a six-year deferred sentence for charges related to concealing business/employment activity to maintain Social Security Disability Insurance payments.
 
DATE: Monday, July 1, 2019
SUMMARY: The Springfield News-Leader reports a Missouri man should have been disqualified from receiving benefits for almost the entire time period of June 2014 to December 2018. Instead the man fraudulently received benefits totaling more than $50,000, according to the plea agreement.
 
DATE: Friday, June 28, 2019
SUMMARY: The Daily Caller reports a disbarred veteran lawyer misappropriated funds from 26 victims who received veteran's benefits and nine Social Security recipients.
 
DATE: Monday, June 24, 2019
SUMMARY: NBC 18 News (Lexington) reports a northern Kenucky man pleaded guilty to concealing his father's death for nearly five years, in order to keep receiving benefits.
 
DATE: Friday, June 21, 2019
SUMMARY: Vermont Digger reports that a woman was sentenced following her guilty plea to a charge that she defrauded SSA. According to the indictment, in annual reports she had to file with SSA, she concealed the fact that her grandson was in prison and falsely claimed that she used all the SSI funds to pay for his care.
 
DATE: Friday, May 3, 2019
SUMMARY: New York Times article on the drastic increase of SSA impersonation scams
 
DATE: Thursday, February 7, 2019
SUMMARY: Kiplinger article on security of online SSA service, SSA impersonation schemes
 
DATE: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
SUMMARY: Government Executive article on OIG report on SSA management challenges
 
DATE: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
SUMMARY: Consumer Reports coverage of SSA phone-number spoofing scheme
 
DATE: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
SUMMARY: NBC News coverage of SSA impersonation scheme warnings
 
DATE: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
SUMMARY: Forbes column on OIG impersonation scheme warning
 
DATE: Friday, September 28, 2018
SUMMARY: Coverage of Congressional hearing on SSA's IT modernization efforts
 
DATE: Thursday, September 27, 2018
SUMMARY: Forbes coverage of expansion of SSA-OIG Cooperative Disability Investigations Program
 
DATE: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
SUMMARY: Forbes column on scam awareness and education
 
DATE: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
SUMMARY: Rhode Island coverage of SSA impersonation schemes
 
DATE: Thursday, May 24, 2018
SUMMARY: FedTech article on Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency report on top agency management challenges
 
DATE: Thursday, April 5, 2018
SUMMARY: South Florida coverage of an OIG deceased payee fraud investigation
 
DATE: Monday, April 2, 2018
SUMMARY: CNBC "American Greed" episode on the investigation of former disability attorney Eric Conn
 
DATE: Monday, April 2, 2018
SUMMARY: Florida coverage of SSA impersonation schemes
 
DATE: Thursday, March 29, 2018
SUMMARY: Fox News story about payments to deceased beneficiaries, references OIG investigative and audit work
 
DATE: Monday, March 26, 2018
SUMMARY: CNBC "American Greed" episode featuring OIG disability fraud investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2018
SUMMARY: CBS News coverage of OIG audit report on SSA improper payments
 
DATE: Monday, January 29, 2018
SUMMARY: Florida coverage of SSA impersonation schemes
 
DATE: Friday, January 26, 2018
SUMMARY: South Florida coverage of OIG deceased payee fraud investigations
 
DATE: Thursday, January 25, 2018
SUMMARY: Reuters column on Social Security online services fraud
 
DATE: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
SUMMARY: South Dakota coverage of opening of Sioux Falls Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit
 
DATE: Friday, September 1, 2017
SUMMARY: Federal News Radio coverage of OIG audit report on SSA improper payments
 
DATE: Friday, August 11, 2017
SUMMARY: Coverage of OIG fraud advisory about OIG impersonation scheme 
 
DATE: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
SUMMARY: CNN Money coverage of OIG fraud advisories
 
DATE: Friday, July 14, 2017
SUMMARY: FCW coverage of OIG audit report on telework at SSA
 
DATE: Thursday, March 9, 2017
SUMMARY: FCW coverage of Congressional hearing on SSA's management challenges
 
DATE: Friday, November 11, 2016
SUMMARY: Coverage of OIG oversight of accuracy SSA's death records, with comments from Assistant Inspector General for Audit Rona Lawson
 
DATE: Friday, September 23, 2016
SUMMARY: Coverage of the Milwaukee CDI Unit opening (with video)
 
DATE: Tuesday, September 7, 2016
SUMMARY: ABC "Nightline" feature on Veterans Affairs OIG/Social Security OIG disability fraud investigation
 
DATE: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
SUMMARY: Federal News Radio coverage of OIG audit on Social Security payments to deceased federal workers, retirees
 
DATE: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
SUMMARY: NPR column on SSA's death records, with comments from Assistant Inspector General for Audit Rona Lawson (with audio)
 
DATE: Friday, July 15, 2016
SUMMARY: Federal News Radio coverage of Congressional hearing on SSA's IT modernization
 
DATE: Thursday, May 26, 2016
SUMMARY: Federal News Radio coverage of Congressional hearing on SSA's information systems
 
DATE: Friday, May 13, 2016
SUMMARY: ABC "Nightline" feature on OIG disability fraud investigations, with comments from Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Michael Robinson
 
DATE: Friday, April 29, 2016
SUMMARY: Coverage of OIG audit on SSN use, with comments from Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit Kimberly Byrd
 
DATE: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
SUMMARY: Federal News Radio interview with Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit Kimberly Byrd
 
DATE: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
SUMMARY: NBC New York news feature on SSA's death records and OIG oversight, including an interview with Inspector General O'Carroll
 
DATE: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
SUMMARY: Minneapolis Star Tribune coverage of St. Paul CDI Unit opening
 
DATE: Sunday, February 7, 2016
SUMMARY: St. Paul, MN news feature on OIG disability fraud investigations
 
DATE: Friday, December 4, 2015
SUMMARY: Federal News Radio interview with Inspector General O'Carroll
 
DATE: Friday, November 27, 2015
SUMMARY: Miami coverage of OIG investigatons into electronic Social Security fraud
 
DATE: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
SUMMARY: Fiscal Times article on proposed reforms to penalties for Social Security fraud
 
DATE: Monday, October 19, 2015
SUMMARY: Washington Post coverage of OIG audit report on SSA's disability hearings backlog
 
DATE: Saturday, October 10, 2015
SUMMARY: Texas coverage of OIG disability fraud investigation
 
DATE: Friday, October 9, 2015
SUMMARY: New York coverage of OIG deceased payee fraud investigation and standoff with suspect
 
DATE: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
SUMMARY: Coverage of the opening of the Little Rock CDI Unit in Arkansas
 
DATE: Sunday, July 26, 2015
SUMMARY: Coverage of the Detroit CDI Unit and OIG audit work related to administrative law judge productivity
 
DATE: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
SUMMARY: FEDweek coverage of OIG blog post, Securing and Protecting Social Security Fraud Allegations
 
DATE: Saturday, June 6, 2015
SUMMARY: Associated Press coverage of OIG review of overpayments in Social Security's disability programs
 
DATE: Sunday, May 31, 2015
SUMMARY: Associated Press coverage of OIG review of Social Security payments to people who might have participated in Nazi persecution
 
DATE: Monday, April 27, 2015
SUMMARY: Alabama coverage of the completeness of SSA's Death Master File (with video) 
 
DATE: Monday, April 20, 2015
SUMMARY: New York Times coverage of legislation to remove SSN from Medicare Cards
 
DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2015
SUMMARY: Connecticut coverage of OIG deceased payee fraud investigations, with comments from Communications Director Tracy Lynge
 
DATE: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
SUMMARY: Associated Press coverage of OIG audit on the disability claims process and guidelines
 
DATE: Monday, March 16, 2015
SUMMARY: Associated Press coverage of OIG audit of SSA's Death Master File
 
DATE: Sunday, March 15, 2015
SUMMARY: "60 Minutes" feature on the completeness of SSA's Death Master File, including an interview with Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll (with video) 
 
DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
SUMMARY: Washington Post coverage of OIG audit of SSA's Death Master File
 
DATE: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
SUMMARY: Coverage of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing on IG priorities
 
DATE: Friday, January 9, 2015
SUMMARY: ABC "20/20" feature on OIG disability fraud investigation in Wisconsin
 
DATE: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
SUMMARY: Federal News Radio interview with Inspector General O'Carroll
 
DATE: Friday, November 21, 2014
SUMMARY: Coverage of OIG investigative activity in Connecticut (with video)
 
DATE: Saturday, November 15, 2014
SUMMARY: Coverage of OIG audit on SSA administrative law judges' performance and productivity
 
DATE: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
SUMMARY: Federal Times article of OIG audit of SSA information security controls
 
DATE: Monday, November 3, 2014
SUMMARY: Missouri coverage of OIG disability fraud investigations (with video)
 
DATE: Sunday, October 19, 2014
SUMMARY: Alabama coverage of OIG disability fraud investigations
 
DATE: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
SUMMARY: Chicago coverage of OIG investigation of identity theft schemes aimed at Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Friday, August 15, 2014
SUMMARY: Detroit coverage of opening of new Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit
 
DATE: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
SUMMARY: Federal News Radio feature on OIG investigtive and audit accomplishments 
 
DATE: Thursday, July 17, 2014
SUMMARY: Kansas City coverage of OIG disability fraud investigations (with video)
 
DATE: Saturday, June 7, 2014
SUMMARY: New York Daily News coverage of OIG disability fraud investigation in New York City
 
DATE: Friday, May 9, 2014
SUMMARY: Nightline television feature on OIG disability fraud investigations, including interviews with Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll and OIG Special Agent Joe Rogers
 
DATE: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
SUMMARY: GovExec coverage of congressional hearing on oversight of Social Security disability programs
 
DATE: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
SUMMARY: Coverage of identity theft/banking scam targeting Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
SUMMARY: New York Times coverage of OIG disability fraud investigation in New York City
 
DATE: Friday, February 21, 2014
SUMMARY: New York Post update on OIG disability fraud investigation in New York City
 
DATE: Thursday, January 16, 2014
SUMMARY: USA Today coverage of congressional hearing on OIG disability fraud investigation in New York City
 
DATE: Tuesday, January 7, 2014
SUMMARY: CNN coverage, with video, of large-scale OIG disability fraud investigation in New York City
 
DATE: Tuesday, January 7, 2014
SUMMARY: New York Times article on large-scale OIG disability fraud investigation in New York City
 
DATE: Tuesday, January 7, 2014
SUMMARY: Federal Times article on OIG audit of management challenges facing SSA
 
DATE: Thursday, December 19, 2013
SUMMARY: CNBC feature on an OIG investigation into a "missing man" and identity theft
 
DATE: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
SUMMARY: Coverage of Congressional Hearing on Social Security's disability programs
 
DATE: Friday, November 15, 2013
SUMMARY: Federal News Radio interview with Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll
 
DATE: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of disability payments made to incarcerated beneficiaries
 
DATE: Friday, September 20, 2013
SUMMARY: Article on OIG investigation of disability fraud scheme in Puerto Rico
 
DATE: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
SUMMARY: Wall Street Journal article on OIG investigation of disability fraud scheme in Puerto Rico
 
DATE: Sunday, July 28, 2013
SUMMARY: Florida coverage (with video) of electronic fraud scheme aimed at Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
SUMMARY: New York Times coverage of OIG investigation into alleged abuse of government beneficiaries 
 
DATE: Thursday, June 27, 2013
SUMMARY: National Review Online article on OIG audit on payments to deceased Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Monday, June 24, 2013
SUMMARY: Wall Street Journal blog post on OIG audit on payments to deceased Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Sunday, June 23, 2013
SUMMARY: Seattle Times feature on OIG investigation into mysterious case of identity theft
 
DATE: Wednesday, June 13, 2013
SUMMARY: National Review Online feature on payments to deceased Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Monday, June 10, 2013
SUMMARY: National Review Online lists "Top 10" Social Security disability fraud offenders
 
DATE: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
SUMMARY: Coverage of Jamaican lottery scam targeting Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Thursday, May 16, 2013
SUMMARY: Arkansas coverage of identity theft scam targeting Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
SUMMARY: Coverage of May 8 congressional hearing on reducing improper payments
 
DATE: Friday, May 3, 2013
SUMMARY: Coverage of April 25 congressional hearing on agency procurement of ammunition
  
DATE: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
SUMMARY: St. Louis coverage of OIG testimony before Missouri State Senate
 
DATE: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
SUMMARY: Vermont coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
SUMMARY: Utah coverage, with video, of the OIG's Cooperative Disability Investigations program
 
DATE: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
SUMMARY: Federal Times article on investigation brought on after OIG audit of private employee association 
 
DATE: Monday, February 25, 2013
SUMMARY: Florida coverage of identity theft scheme targeting Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Sunday, February 17, 2013
SUMMARY: Feature story on OIG investigation of man charged with lying about disability to claim Social Security payments 
 
DATE: Monday, February 4, 2013
SUMMARY: Fox News segment on Social Security disability fraud, with comments from Assistant IG Jonathan Lasher 
 
DATE: Sunday, January 27, 2013
SUMMARY: Investigation of woman who withheld information to collect State and SSA benefits 
 
DATE: Monday, January 14, 2013
SUMMARY: Forbes feature on fraud within SSI program, references OIG-related work
 
DATE: Thursday, January 10, 2013
SUMMARY: Reuters article on upcoming move to electronic government payments
 
DATE: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
SUMMARY: CNN Money article on upcoming move to electronic government payments
 
DATE: Saturday, December 29, 2012
SUMMARY: Texas coverage of identity theft scheme using inmate Social Security information
 
DATE: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
SUMMARY: Feature about a man who was mistakenly reported dead to SSA; references OIG material on the the subject
 
DATE: Friday, November 30, 2012
SUMMARY: Texas coverage, with video, of identity theft scheme targeting Social Security beneficiaries 
 
DATE: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of SSA's compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act
 
DATE: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
SUMMARY: Illinois coverage, with video, on OIG's Fugitive Enforcement Program
 
DATE: Monday, November 12, 2012
SUMMARY: Atlanta coverage, with video, on success of GBI's partnership with the Atlanta Cooperative Disability Investigations unit
 
DATE: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
SUMMARY: Alaska article on identity theft scheme related to direct deposit of Social Security payments
 
DATE: Sunday, October 14, 2012
SUMMARY: Message from New York Sen. Charles Schumer on identity theft scheme related to direct deposit of Social Security payments
 
DATE: Friday, September 28, 2012
SUMMARY: Tampa Bay Times article on identity theft scheme related to direct deposit of Social Security payments
 
DATE: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
SUMMARY: CNN article on identity theft scheme related to direct deposit of Social Security payments
 
DATE: Monday, September 24, 2012
SUMMARY: New York Times article on direct deposit of Federal benefit payments
 
DATE: Sunday, September 9, 2012
SUMMARY: Florida article on identity theft scheme with comments from External Relations Deputy AIG Tracy Lynge
 
DATE: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
SUMMARY: CNN story on OIG response to concern over ammunition procurement
 
DATE: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
SUMMARY: Associated Press article with comments from External Relations AIG Jonathan Lasher
 
DATE: Thursday, August 30, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on federal grand jury indictment of Social Security fraud
 
DATE: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
SUMMARY: PR Daily article with comments from External Relations AIG Jonathan Lasher
 
DATE: Friday, August 17, 2012
SUMMARY: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article with comments from External Relations Deputy AIG Tracy Lynge
 
DATE: Friday, August 17, 2012
SUMMARY: Huffington Post piece referencing OIG blog post
 
DATE: Friday, August 17, 2012
SUMMARY: Government Security News article referencing OIG blog post 
 
DATE: Friday, August 17, 2012
SUMMARY: Government Executive blog post referencing OIG blog post
 
DATE: Friday, August 10, 2012
SUMMARY: Wall Street Journal blog post about recent OIG audit on using Medicare claim data to identify deceased Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Thursday, August 2, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on Congressional and OIG actions to improve integrity of Social Security number 
 
DATE: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit about beneficiaries who had not cashed their Social Security checks in 1 year
 
DATE: Thursday, July 12, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on pre-texting case that involved illegal collection of Social Security numbers
 
DATE: Thursday, July 12, 2012
SUMMARY: Washington Post blog post on OIG audit report on deceased Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Tuesday, July 11, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
SUMMARY: Politico article on OIG audit report on deceased Social Security beneficiaries
 
DATE: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
SUMMARY: Article on woman who misused child Social Security numbers
   
DATE: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of scams targeting individuals' personal information
 
DATE: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of Congressional Hearing that included OIG testimony 
  
DATE: Wednesday, April 23, 2012
SUMMARY: California coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
  
DATE: Monday, April 2, 2012
SUMMARY: Article that references OIG audit report on SSA's Death Master File
  
DATE: Monday, March 19, 2012
SUMMARY: CNN feature on tax fraud schemes, with focus on SSN misuse and identity theft
 
DATE: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
SUMMARY: Ohio news feature on SSN misuse and identity theft related to tax returns
 
DATE: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of OIG investigation of ID theft case
 
DATE: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of OIG investigation of ID theft and Social Security fraud case
 
DATE: Friday, March 2, 2012
SUMMARY: Arkansas coverage of Social Security fraud case
 
DATE: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of case of wanted Colorado lawyer, with comments from Assistant IG Jonathan Lasher
 
DATE: Sunday, February 26, 2012
SUMMARY: Report on child identity theft that references OIG audit on SSA Death Master File
 
DATE: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of new Federal, State, local law enforcement anti-fraud initiative in Houston, Texas (WITH VIDEO)
 
DATE: Friday, February 3, 2012
SUMMARY: Nevada coverage of Social Security Number misuse investigation
  
DATE: Thursday, February 2, 2012
SUMMARY: South Carolina coverage of Social Security Number misuse investigation
 
DATE: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
SUMMARY: Nevada coverage of long-time Social Security fraud and identity theft case
 
DATE: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
SUMMARY: Coverage of Social Security Subcommittee Hearing on SSA Disability Insurance
 
DATE: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
SUMMARY: New York coverage of OIG identity theft and Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, December 29, 2011
SUMMARY: Wisconsin coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Friday, December 23, 2011
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of controls for issuing of SSN printouts
 
DATE: Monday, December 19, 2011
SUMMARY: Albany Democrat-Herald feature on identity theft
 
DATE: Friday, December 16, 2011
SUMMARY: Texas coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Friday, December 16, 2011
SUMMARY: Tennessee coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, December 15, 2011
SUMMARY: Huffington Post article referencing OIG audit on schools' collection of student SSNs
 
DATE: Monday, December 5, 2011
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of use of SSNs by States' newborn screening programs
  
DATE: Monday, November 28, 2011
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of SSA's compliance with Federal Information Security Management Act
 
DATE: Thursday, November 17, 2011
SUMMARY: Huffington Post feature referencing OIG audit on SSA Death Master File
 
DATE: Thursday, November 10, 2011
SUMMARY: Minnesota coverage of OIG SSN misuse case
  
DATE: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of SSA's electronic services
 
DATE: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
SUMMARY: Alabama coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2011
SUMMARY: New Hampshire coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2011
SUMMARY: New Jersey coverage of OIG SSN misuse investigation
 
DATE: Thursday, October 20, 2011
SUMMARY: Kentucky coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
SUMMARY: Article on OIG audit of SSA's electronic authentication process
 
DATE: Monday, October 17, 2011
SUMMARY: Maine coverage of OIG Social Security Fraud Investigation
 
DATE: Friday, October 14, 2011
SUMMARY: Wilmington (Delaware) News-Journal feature on deceased payee case
 
DATE: Thursday, October 13, 2011
SUMMARY: West Virginia coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
DATE: Friday, October 7, 2011
SUMMARY: Indianapolis Star coverage of OIG Social Security fraud investigation
 
Maryland Firm Promises to Stop Claiming Insider Ties With Social Security
DATE: Monday, September 12, 2011
SUMMARY: NBC Washington article on recent Office of Counsel Section 1140 settlement
 
Social Security Pays Millions to Dead People
DATE: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
SUMMARY: CNN Money article referencing OIG audit on SSA’s Death Master File
 
Identity Thieves Increasingly Target Children
DATE: Thursday, September 1, 2011
SUMMARY: NextGov article on Congressional Field Hearing in Plano, Texas
 
Social Security Wrongly Declares 14,000 People Dead Each Year
DATE: Monday, August 22, 2011
SUMMARY: CNN Money article referencing OIG audit on SSA’s Death Master File
  
SSA Needs Better Plan for Online Customer Service, IG Says
DATE: Tuesday, August 9, 2011
SUMMARY: Federal Computer Week article on OIG audit of SSA’s customer service plan