Frauds & Scams

Submitting Fraud Allegations to the OIG

September 24, 2018 • By

Last Updated: September 24, 2018

The SSA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has determined that, due to a computer error, it did not receive any fraud allegations submitted through its online fraud-reporting form from 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 10 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

If you submitted an allegation during this time period, please re-submit your allegation online, or you may call the OIG’s fraud hotline at 1-800-269-0271. Thank you.

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Andrew Cannarsa, OIG Communications Director

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  1. Joseph Queen

    Just put in for my benefits. I received a letter saying they need to talk to me. Gave me a name Carlos Arias with phone number 855-257-0067 ext 3075256. They gave me one day to respond. looks like a red flag is it?

    • Vonda

      Hi Joseph, thanks for checking in with us. Generally, we will only contact someone if they have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. If you recently filed for benefits, they may have some questions regarding the application. To see if Social Security did send that letter, you would need to call your local office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  2. Sarah Ingram

    I have received 3 or 4 calls today saying my ss will be suspended. The last call I got the girls name Jessica Rich,, her badge number 230251 ,this is probably not the correct name or number. The number she called from was 304-390-7739 She said my case ID TX 7010. So tired of getting these calls, it is everyday.

    • Vonda

      Thanks for letting us know, Sarah. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. Recently, scams—misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems—have skyrocketed. Our employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for personal information or money.

      If you receive a suspicious call like this: 1) Hang up. 2) Do not provide personal information, money, or retail gift cards. 3) Report suspicious calls here. For more information on how to protect yourself, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  3. Renee B. Courage

    I have received two phone calls reporting fraudulent activity on my Social Security account. The first call from 828-649-5017(Marshall, NC) reporting fraudulent activity on my Social Security number & that my number would be suspended. The second call from 828-699-2017 (Hendersonville, NC) three days later reporting a lawsuit filed against my SSA.

    • Sue

      Thanks for letting us know, Renee. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. Recently, scams—misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems—have skyrocketed. Our employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for personal information or money.

      If you receive a suspicious call like this: 1) Hang up. 2) Do not provide personal information, money, or retail gift cards. 3) Report suspicious calls here. For more information on how to protect yourself, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  4. Rudy Parciasepe

    I received a call on 1/20/21 from 318-359-3186 from Linda Lachney that my social security would be suspended unless I called her. Then just today I received 2 calls one from Brenda Walker from 570-588-2106 about losing my benefits if I didn’t call her then 13 minutes later I get another call from 570-588-3349 from Bushkill fraudulent activity on my social security number.

    • Vonda

      Thanks for letting us know, Rudy. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. Recently, scams—misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems—have skyrocketed. Our employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for personal information or money.

      If you receive a suspicious call like this: 1) Hang up. 2) Do not provide personal information, money, or retail gift cards. 3) Report suspicious calls here. For more information on how to protect yourself, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  5. Denise McCall

    Received 2 calls about my social security first on November 9th was told I needed to send money several hundred dollars to avoid my account information being released, second on December 23rd which I missed, called and she answered Social Security office. Did some looking and her name starts with a “j” and she is located in Alabama. First number is +1573-253-8139, second is +1 205-386-7765. There is also a male with her who spoke of the money in the first call. Hope this helps you in taking action againsr this fraud.

  6. Margo Catalano

    this number 716-300-5536 called me today and said if I don’t contact them now I am going to be asserted because the is a fraudulent claim against me in Texas and my Social Security is on hold until i resolve the problem

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Thanks for letting us know, Margo. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. Recently, scams—misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems—have skyrocketed. Our employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for personal information or money.

      If you receive a suspicious call like this: 1) Hang up. 2) Do not provide personal information, money, or retail gift cards. 3) Report suspicious calls here. For more information on how to protect yourself, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  7. Khaled Sami Qawasmi

    I received a call from a person claiming that I have a case against me, as he mentioned he is an IRS officer in the Crime Investigating Department. He asked to verify my name that he has on File I gave him my name First and last: Khaled Qawasmi, then he asked me to verify my date of Birth so I told I told him why do you want my information if you have it and how can I know he is not a fraud so he provided me with his information as follows:
    His Name: Officer Chris Anderson Badge ID number: LO 141094 From Texas. He said that there is a case against me, Case ID: PC7010 and Warrant ID: 9896758. Then he asked me for my Date of Birth so I told him that if he has my information to give me a hint and I will give him the information requested so he hung up the Phone. I know that a lot of fraudulent activities going on so I did not give him the information he requested, I git suspicious because his accent sounded like people from far east Asia and carries an American Name. The phone # he called from is: (702)545-6831, to my Phone # with SSA (786)398-9756, ,This is still my phone number. Then I called SSA at their direct line and informed the lady who answered me, Her name is Tiffany. I updated my address and my daughter’s with her along with a new phone number because we all moved from Florida to Memphis Tennessee Last month.
    Our New address is :
    Khaled Qawasmi
    Noor Qawasmi
    Asma Salameh
    1649 Dexter Lake Dr. Apt. 202
    Cordova, TN 38016.
    Phone Number : (901) 351-3185
    I still have the other phone number as a valid phone number for me: (786)398-9756 and my e-mail address is still the same for all of us like the mailing address:
    khaledqawasmi@bellsouth.net

    Khaled S Qawasmi
    Tuesday, October 6th, 2020.
    Thank You.

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Thanks for letting us know, Khaled. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. Recently, scams—misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems—have skyrocketed. Our employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for personal information or money.

      If you receive a suspicious call like this: 1) Hang up. 2) Do not provide personal information, money, or retail gift cards. 3) Report suspicious calls here. For more information on how to protect yourself, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  8. Dino A. Tessari

    I was scammed by a phone call which I believed was legitimate. I returned a call to 1-800-692-7753 because that number called me numerous times. I made a mistake and gave the so called account specialist. The call said someone from Mexico was trying to use my account for a purchase. When I realized I was being scammed I hung up it was too late. I really wanted to make sure my Social Security benefit check was okay and not messed up. have reported this to Experian, Equifax and Transunion. I will be filing a report with the local police.

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Dino, thanks for using our blog. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on what you can do if you think someone is using your Social Security number. We hope this helps!

  9. Joanne K. Walter

    I received 4 phone calls today from someone who says they are the SSA and there is fraudulent activity on my account. The calls came in on 4 different numbers.

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Thanks for letting us know, Joanne. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. Recently, scams—misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems—have skyrocketed. Our employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for personal information or money.

      If you receive a suspicious call like this: 1) Hang up. 2) Do not provide personal information, money, or retail gift cards. 3) Report suspicious calls here. For more information on how to protect yourself, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

    • Esther Shaver

      I got a phone call from this number 1-423-205-1828 saying that there was fraudulent activity on my SS number and that my number will be suspended

      • Vonda

        Thanks for letting us know, Esther. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. Recently, scams—misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems—have skyrocketed. Our employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for personal information or money.

        If you receive a suspicious call like this: 1) Hang up. 2) Do not provide personal information, money, or retail gift cards. 3) Report suspicious calls here. For more information on how to protect yourself, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

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