Frauds & Scams

WEAAD 2021: Building Strong Support for Older Americans

June 8, 2021 • By

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On June 15, we come together again to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). We continue to advocate for the rights and dignity of older adults—especially during the pandemic. We remain committed to addressing challenges—and working together with our state and federal partners to break down barriers of injustice or inequality for older adults. […]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: What We Have Learned

June 3, 2021 • By

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 raises awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. This is more important than ever as cases of elder abuse have increased significantly during the pandemic. Abuser tactics—isolation, manipulation, and systemic barriers (such as ageism and racism)—put older adults at […]

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SSA Inspector General: New Tactics for Government Imposters

April 27, 2021 • By

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Last month, we partnered with our Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the annual National “Slam the Scam” Day to help you learn how to identify and avoid government imposter scams. These scams are widespread across the United States and often involve Social Security number-related issues. Scammers’ tactics continue to evolve. Most recently, the OIG […]

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Top 5 Scam Resources You Need To Know

March 16, 2021 • By

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Earlier this month, we hosted our second annual National “Slam the Scam” Day to raise awareness of government imposter telephone scams. In case you missed anything, we put together a list of the five most important scam resources you should know about: Read our fact sheet Beware of Social Security Phone Scams to learn how […]

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3 Ways to Fight Scammers Who Target Your Social Security Benefits

March 4, 2021 • By

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Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money and personal information by exploiting your fears. The most effective way to defeat scammers is to know how to identify scams and to ignore suspicious calls and emails. One common tactic scammers use is posing as federal agents and other law enforcement. They may claim […]

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Inspector General Announces 2nd National “Slam the Scam” Day

February 10, 2021 • By

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The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA), Gail S. Ennis, is designating Thursday, March 4, 2021 as the second annual National “Slam the Scam” Day, to raise public awareness of government imposter telephone scams, which continue to spread across the United States. This is part of National Consumer Protection Week, February 28 – […]

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Social Security Protects Your Investment

January 14, 2021 • By

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We provide benefits to about one-fifth of the American population and help protect workers, children, people with disabilities, and the elderly. One of our most important responsibilities is to protect the hard-earned money you pay into Social Security, which is why we have zero tolerance for fraud. We take fraud claims seriously and investigate them […]

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New Updates to Our Warning About Social Security Phone Scams

January 8, 2021 • By

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The Inspector General for Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is again warning the public about widespread Social Security-related telephone scams. These scams may use sophisticated tactics to deceive them into providing sensitive information or money. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has recently received reports of telephone scammers using real Social Security and OIG […]

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Beware of Scams During this Holiday Season

December 22, 2020 • By

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We continue to receive reports about scam phone calls and emails from people claiming to be Social Security employees. Don’t fall for it. Those calls and emails are from scammers trying to trick you into providing personal information or money, and often threaten their victims with arrest. This holiday season, we ask that you remain […]

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Social Security and OIG Announce Additional Anti-Fraud Units

October 2, 2020 • By

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At Social Security, we are committed to detecting and preventing fraud. Earlier this week, we and our Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced that four new Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Units opened across the country. CDI Units identify, investigate, and prevent Social Security disability fraud, and are a successful part of the agency’s anti-fraud […]

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