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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  1. 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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.

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