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Don’t Ignore Fraud. Speak Up.

Do you suspect someone of committing fraud, waste, or abuse against Social Security? SSA’s OIG Fraud Hotline takes reports of alleged fraud, waste, or abuse.

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Report Fraud

Reporting is easy, safe, and secure. You can reach us by internet, phone, mail, or facsimile.

Internet: Fraud Reporting Form

U.S. Mail: Social Security Fraud Hotline
P.O. Box 17785
Baltimore, Maryland 21235

FAX: 410-597-0118

Telephone: 1-800-269-0271 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

TTY: 1-866-501-2101 for the deaf or hard of hearing.

Note: If you cannot reach a representative on the Fraud Hotline between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, you can report Social Security program fraud directly to any Social Security office, including representatives at the SSA’s toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. SSA employees will take your information and send it directly to our office.  


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fraud, Waste, or Abuse?

What Do We Investigate?

Reporting Other Issues

What Information Must I Provide?

May I Remain Anonymous?

What Will OIG Do With What I Report?


Whistleblower Rights and Protection

Disclosures by whistleblowers can save lives and taxpayer dollars. The OIG's Whistleblower Protection Coordinator Program page is designed to serve as an educational tool for SSA employees about whistleblower protections.


Fact Sheet: Fraud Hotline

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