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Protecting Your Identity is Important to Us

October 19, 2021 • By

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We’re committed to protecting your identity. It’s an unfortunate reality that guarding against the release of your personal information sometimes becomes a necessity. We can help. In certain instances – like for victims of domestic violence – you may want to block access to your electronic Social Security record. You can request a block by […]

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10 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information

August 19, 2021 • By

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Fraudsters don’t go on vacation—so it’s necessary for you and your loved ones to stay vigilant year round. Identity theft affects millions of people each year and can cause serious financial and identity-related issues. Protect yourself by securing your personal information, understanding the threat of identity theft, and exercising caution. We have a list of […]

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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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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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Social Security Informing You About Recent Scams

September 10, 2020 • By

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The most effective way to defeat scammers is to know how to identify scams. You should just hang up on any call you’re uncertain of and ignore suspicious emails.  Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money and personal information by exploiting your fears.

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Social Security and AARP Work to Slam the Scam

June 22, 2020 • By

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AARP is helping SSA and its Office of the Inspector General warn you about scammers using Social Security in coronavirus (COVID-19) scams. AARP has a new webinar available for free (registration required), advising the public that scammers’ tactics continue to evolve, and they are now using coronavirus to try to scare us. Don’t be fooled!

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