Buying or Selling Counterfeit or Legitimate Social Security Cards

Buying and selling counterfeit or legitimate Social Security cards is a crime.

If you suspect someone has committed these crimes, contact the OIG Fraud Hotline.

Please be prepared to provide as much of the following information as possible:

  • Who is buying/selling the cards? Include as much identifying information as possible; for example name, address, phone numbers, date of birth, Social Security number (both actual and one used illegitimately).
  • Where are the cards being sold?
  • How would someone contact the individual to purchase a counterfeit card?
  • How much do the cards cost? How is payment made?