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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869 thoughts on “Submitting Fraud Allegations to the OIG

  1. On 2/5/20 at 11:04 am i received a voice mail stating, reason I received this phone call from their department was to inform me that there is a legal enforcement action filed on my Social Security number for fraudulent actiity so before this matter goes to the state courthouse and before I get arrested if you need information or have any questions kindly call us back at (916) 378-8836. Then at 12:20 pm same number called back I did not answer, same voice mail message was left. On 2/7/20 at 11:15 am I received a call again from same number with the same voicemail message.

    • Hi, Hilda. Thanks for letting us know. 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. My name is Nick Vela and I received a phone call on 2-07-2020 from a man stating that he was an officer from the FBI and he even gave me his badge number and a case number from a crime in Rowlett,Texas. that involved my SS#. This man, a foreign man, stated that my SS # had been used for fraudulent activity and then he asked if I had any credit cards and when I told him they were in the negative he hung up the phone call. The number the man called from is 1-800-555-7752. If I can assist in any way or you have any questions for me please feel free to call me on my cell at 832-535-9140 if you cannot reach me on that number you can call my wife’s cell at 832-415-6455. Thank you for your time in the above matter.

    • Hi, Nick. Thanks for letting us know. 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. I was called on my cell phone by a foreign speaking female by the name of Christine Mathews who claimed to be a Social Security employee with badge number #424001, She told me a stolen vehicle had been found with some credit cards in it with my name on the cards, and the car had drugs and money in it. She said I was going to be arrested for possible drug trafficking and money laundering. They would be coming to arrest me and they were freezing all my bank accounts and calling all my credit card accounts and putting a freeze on everything I owned. She sounded very convincing. I did make the mistake of giving her my SS# which I know was wrong. I asked for her Supervisor’s name and a phone number then she hung up the phone, but I had given her my SS#. I have contacted my bank and creditors to let them know and I have been monitoring my debit card account every day. Thank you for listening, Darrel Elms

    • Hi, Darrel. Thanks for letting us know. 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. I received a call from 855 216 9497, on 2/10/2020, telling me about fraud on my s.s.number and that the FBI was issuing a warrant for me. I received another call on 2/11/2020 from 302 300 3370, with the same message.

    • Hi, Howard. Thanks for letting us know. 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. I HAVE REAID NO! HE THEN ASKED IF I’D BE WILLING TO GIVE THE LAST 4 #’S AND I HUNG UP.
    THE FROM THEN ON I HUNG UPCIEVED 12 CALLS IN 3 DAYS FROM 8 DIFFERENT NUMBERS. I WANTED TO SEE IF IT WAS A SCAM SO I PUSHED 1 AND A MAN CAME ON, GAVE A BADGE NUM. AND SOME NAME AND ASKED FOR MY SS# TO HELP CLEAR IT UP. I S.

  6. i received call a from a person saying she was from s.s. office and that she was informing me that someone on the south texas border had my s.s.# and was using in a fraudulent manner,i have the phone# 757-685-3667, i will let you if i receive anymore calls.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Granville. 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. I received on 2/13/2020 the following e-mail: “Quote”

    North Miami Beach, FL at 10:08 a.m.

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    “__________to suspend your social security number and file a lawsuit aganist you as we have received and suspicious activity onyour social to get more information please call on our Department number 786 654 4176 rpt 7866544176.

    Thank you”

    I immediately called the Social Security Administration and was instructed to complete a report with the details of this incident. Warning to all

  8. I received a phone call from 501-475-9134 at 10:58 am on 13 Feb 20 claiming there was unusual activity on my account and press 1 to speak to a representative. I suspect this to be a false call.

    • Thanks for letting us know, George. 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.

  9. This is the third time that I have received these scam phone calls – why can’t you do anything about these dam calls !!

  10. Received phone call–2:00 pm from individual advising me my social security was being used on the Texas southwest border….Can you advise me…Is this a scam/fraud???? appreciate your help..

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