Submitting Fraud Allegations to the OIG

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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54 thoughts on “Submitting Fraud Allegations to the OIG

  1. I working in this country for longtime when i was with out paper legal immigration in the temp agency for nothing $5 an hour on 1992 now I’m been suffering with depression i apploy for benefits i have no money from social security administration.those temp agency never paying taxes to ssa i lost all my benefits since i was working that’s is fraud.

    • You had no papers! It is Illegal for you to work ,thus you have no right to complain or collect. They owe you nothing.

  2. My husband and I keep getting calls (sometimes 2–3 times a day) from a provider of back braces insisting that we accept the brace and that Medicare will pay. EVERY TIME I tell them when my doctor tells me to get a back brace, I will. In the meantime they are to leave me and my husband alone. Next day, another call or 2 or 3. I feel this a rip off of Medicare.

  3. It is not uncommon for estranged or former spouses to harass their estranged or former spouse by submitting false Fraud Allegations allegedly committed by their estranged or former spouse. Sanctions and or penalties need to be applied to said estranged or former spouses who submit such false allegations. Many times payments are suspended during the investigation of the estranged or former spouse which cause the estranged or former spouse financial hardship and emotional distress. Yet, they may do this repeatedly with no consequences.

    • I agree whole heartily. However at some point and time due diligence should be able to depict the non-sense… I am a victim,& yes it can cause a hardship and stress.. So sad how this agency allows disgruntled individuals to use the systems to waste ink, paper,etc and man-power hours to continue this dysfunction at all cost. To conclude: It really leave many things to question when it come to the “Red Flags the create….. They actually report fraud so much that the Social Security Case Managers look at the Victim in disbelief because the Sick Ex-spouse control the System with their anger.. Truth be told….
      Appreciate Your Post

  4. I just was trying to get back into my social account and could not, I need help getting in because I submitted an online application.

    • Hi Keyoka, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties accessing your my Social Security account. For assistance with your account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office.

    • All Lies NO ONE CARES, OIG,CFPB,FBI, Attorney General LISA MADIAGAN, . All WASHINGTON GOV and IL Gov LOSING MY TO COURT FRAUD , NEVER MISSED A PAYMENT AND CROOKS PEIRCE AND JUDGES, Take EVERYTHING YOU WORKED FOR FOR.PERSONAL GAIN, Sitting here PARALYZED IN SHOCK, Injured TRAUMA Horrible NECK PERMANENT NERVE PAIN , living On Streets Why SELL MY HOME FOR PROFIT , THIS IS AMERICAN FOLKS AND CROOKS WIN. Hard working FAMILY GETS NO HELP ONLY POOR AND WEALTHY GOD HELP THIS CORRUPTION ✝️✝️✝️✝️ My CHILDREN ARE SUFFERING !! I can’t BELIEVE THIS, I’ll PROTECT THEM UNTIL I DIE, CANT STOP CRYING

  5. Ssa must be ripe with fraud. When I worked a perfectly healhy 21 year old said why do you work I never have to I just get ssa. Some Doctors will say disabled when the person isn’t. Some lawyers advertise daily that may scam ssa. Medical device companies back braces sellers say free from Medicare.

    When applied for ss benefits after working 47 years only two seniors at our ss service center. The office was filled with perfectly healthy 20 year olds who mostl likely never paid into ss applying.

    Please, please clean up this problem asap so ss doesn’t go bankrupt!!

    Thank you

    • Yes ,I’ve been in the SS office and have noticed the same. It’s sickening, I had to hire a lawyer to get SSDI after working 40 years and becoming disabled and was given a hard time. These young people wanting on ss after working 2 years or less with ” I’m afraid of coffee cups” syndrome is just wrong!

  6. Thank you for your email, but I did not submit any fraud allegations to OIG,
    and even never knew, that such an action is possible.
    Kind regards,
    Anna Shmygelsky

  7. I receive a call from automated recording stating that I had been involved with some fraudulent activities through the SSA and that I needed to call a number with an area code that begins with (202) and I saved the message so that I could contact my States Attorney Generals office in hopes of tracking down these criminals because the SSA has never contacted me on such an area code.

    • Thank you for checking in with us. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employee may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business pending. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen to confirm personal information over the phone.

      If you have questions about any communication — email, letter, text or phone call — that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). You may also report the information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  8. Sir/Madam:
    Thank you for taking care of our personal and Vital information. We trust it will stay Safe and Away from dirty elements of Society’s Low Level Elements.

    Once again thank you.

    Yours truly,
    Fazal E. Malik
    202 Colonial Ave
    Williston Park, NY-11596

  9. Thank you very much for sharing all that necessary information that we did not know.

    We, husband (myself) and wife (Bilqees Jahan Malik) thank you all for sharing all the information that help us get to know people in our immediate neighborhood and around.

    Thank you.

  10. Well as RETIREE drawing social security benefits since I, became the age of 62 years old. now I, have reached the age of 70 years of age as of this year, The question am trying to find out is at my age am I, drawing the correct amount for social security benefits? surely I, will await a reply in this matter soon as possible

  11. Sir/Madam:
    First of all, thank you for starting and consistently keep running programs like this for people “LIKE US” who become very vulnerable due to Age-Factor. The dirty elements in the Society take advantage of their weaknesses and exploit them at the cost of their peace of mind.

    One of these problems is “Dementia” and “Physical Weakness” to do everyday work in and around the house. WE SOMETIMES FORGET TO TAKE MEDICINES & DO OTHER HOUSEHOLD REGULAR WORK. Sometimes we forget to eat our breakfast.

    I hope we have come to the right place.

  12. PLEASE WRITE TO ME HOW I MAY MAKE A COMPLAINT OF THEFT OF SERVICES?

    I was “BILKED” out of TEN days Money/BENEFIT
    and TWENTY-SEVEN days Money/BENEFIT
    by Hale House of Clarendon Street/Boston,MA.
    of THE HALE BERNARD SYSTEM in 2017.
    I entered Late in April.
    I was summarily “EXPUNGED”
    on November 3, 2018.
    That is 47 DAYS.
    FORTY-SEVEN DAYS.
    That they “stole” my benefit for themselves
    and I received no SERVICES.
    Also, when i was expunged i received NO HEARING, no legal rights, no representation. Just “KICKED OUT
    without any due process.
    Thank You for your HELP?

    Craig Mullen *** – ** – ***
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Please “contact” me.
    I would like the return
    “MY PRO-RATED BENEFIT”
    for 37 DAYS, plus file a complaint for
    fraud against this organization.
    Thank You.
    Las CRUCES, N.M. 88001.

    • Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  13. Good evening Sir/Madam: My name is Samson O. Adeboye, and I am a DC resident. On September 12, 2018 someone called my homephone, and claimed to be the Director of Social Security Office on the voicemail he left for me. I suspected that the call which came from Sandy Spring in Maryland must have come from the fraudulent people. The phone number, as recorded by my coller-ID is 1-240-324-6938. The caller said that my Social Security number has been involved in fraudulent activities. My phone number is 202-484-0265. Thank you.

    • Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employee may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business that are pending. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen to confirm personal information over the phone.
      If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Citizens may -also- report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.
      Thanks!

  14. I would love to make an appointment for a face to face visit. I cannot go there to make the appointment do to the fact I cannot drive. I cannot afford to live in general if we cancel my son’s social he is a full time student.

    cordially Lisa Ward

  15. Hi ; I submitted fraud December 2017 for my son . We found out do to a back ground check , that someone else has been using his social security number. He was born November 1999, the report goes back to 1986. We are just getting a run around. This is affecting his getting in to college, among other things. I have contacted social security. All they say is to go contact other agencies. I have pulled his credit . They say to report to police and contact IRS. I don’t understand why they won’t fix this? Can you offer any guidance?

  16. I received three calls from 239 230-0736 I didn’t recognize that number so the first two times I ignore it! When the third call came I answered and he identified himself as a representative from Social Security Administration and requested my social security to make sure he was speaking to the right person, of course I didn’t give them my number and so they told me my benefits would be suspended indefinitely! What does this all mean? Should I worry about getting my benefits?
    Thank you
    E. Boyle

    • Ellen, thank you for checking in with us. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employee may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business pending. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen to confirm personal information over the phone.

      If you have questions about any communication — email, letter, text or phone call — that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). You may also report the information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  17. I BELIEVE MY MONTHLY BENEFIT WERE CALCULATED IN ERROR… SEEING THAT THREE YEARS ON MY EARNING LIST ARE MISSING THE YEARS OF 1980, 1981, AND 1982…

    • Hello Edgar. We ask our customers to review their statement of earnings carefully, using their own records to make sure our information is correct and that we’ve recorded each year you worked. Any of our representatives should be able to assist you in reviewing your record and verifying your payment information.
      If necessary, you will need to go into your local Social Security office to correct your earnings record. When you go, you will need to provide proper ID and evidence of your missing earnings, such as W-2s, pay stubs, etc. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to make an appointment. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  18. I got a call from 1-800-772-1213. The recording said that social security has detected suspicious activity on my social security, and I have to click through to their lawyer immediately or my social security benefits will be terminated permanently. I am contacting you to check this out. I tried to sign into my social security . The website did not accept my password. Help please. Thank you. Sincerely, Barbara Wieland

  19. I received a fraudulent call from 781-923-0694 threatening that my benefits will be suspended. Has anyone else received such a call?

    • Hello Lisa. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which receives and analyzes public complaints related to identity theft, recently reported to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) an increase in reports of suspicious phone calls from people claiming to be SSA employees.
      If a person receives a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA, citizens may report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  20. I am receiving calls from this number: 580-215-4033. They say my social security number is being suspended because it is associated with money laundering? Need to know if this is real!

    • Hello Deborah. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employee may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business that are pending. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen to confirm personal information over the phone.
      The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which receives and analyzes public complaints related to identity theft, recently reported to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) an increase in reports of suspicious phone calls from people claiming to be SSA employees.
      If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA or the OIG, please report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  21. Received voice mail from Apopa, FL, Aerialink Wireless B/1Mobile, 407-358-6681. Message: “your social has been found suspicious for some illegal activities & it’s very time sensitive & urgent that I do hear back from you before we proceed further with suspension of your social & assets.” A woman with direct call back at 407-358-6681. When called it almost immediately directs you to voice mail. If you wait to ring thru, no one answers (20 rings). Very concerning. Pls get these people for preying on SS recipients.

  22. Got a fraudulent call from your Office in West Palm Beach this morning 800-772-1213 saying my social security has been suspended. It cam from your office.

  23. I received an automated call saying my benefits were being suspended due to illegal activity. I have no illegal activity and I don’t sleep walk and rob banks. The call was not from a ssa number

  24. Appx 10:30AM on 28 Nov 2018, I received a call from
    310-620-7928. It stated that my social security number was associated with illegal activities and to call them back immediately. I think this is a scam to get my personal information.

    • Hello James. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employee may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business that are pending. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen to confirm personal information over the phone.
      The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which receives and analyzes public complaints related to identity theft, recently reported to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) an increase in reports of suspicious phone calls from people claiming to be SSA employees.
      If a person receives a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA, citizens may report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  25. your fraud hotline does not offer me the chance to report attempted fraud. am receiving phone calls saying they’re from ssa and that my soc sec num has been suspended and I should call them at 832-572-5480 (baytown tx) and they’ll tell me why.

  26. I have received several calls from someone about a problem with my social security.
    Today I took down the # 612-532-5331
    Thanks Barbro Terner

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