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The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, allows the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Social Security Administration (SSA) to collect your information, which OIG may use to investigate alleged fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct related to SSA programs and operations. Providing the information is voluntary, but not providing all or part of the information may limit our ability to conduct a complete investigation. As law permits, we may use and share the information you submit, including with other Federal and local government agencies, and others, as outlined in the routine uses within System of Records Notices (SORN) OIG-001 and OIG-002, available at When appropriate, the information you submit may also be provided to the SSA for use in computer matching programs to establish or verify eligibility for SSA programs and to recoup debts under these programs. All SSA SORNs are also available at .

Do you suspect someone of committing fraud, waste, or abuse against Social Security?

Do you want to report fraud, such as:

  • misusing a Social Security number or Social Security benefits?
  • providing false or misleading information to begin or continue receiving benefits?
  • hiding benefit eligibility factors such as work, earnings, disability, or living arrangements?
  • misuse or fraud by a representative payee?

Report Fraud

Did you receive a suspicious call, letter, text, or email about an alleged problem with your Social Security number, account, or payments?

Did someone contact you and:

  • pretend to be from the Social Security Administration or the Office of the Inspector General?
  • say there is a problem with your Social Security number, your account, or promise to increase your benefit in exchange for payment?
  • pressure you to act immediately?
  • tell you to pay in a specific way?

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