The Social Security Administration has a Website for reporting fraud, waste, or abuse in the Social Security system. Here is some basic information from the site:
What Should You Report to the Fraud Hotline?
There are a variety of situations that may be considered fraud in our SSA programs. Some examples are:
- Receives Social Security Benefits for a Child Not under their care.
- Continues to Receive and Use Benefits Belonging to a Deceased Person.
- Conceals their Marriage or Assets from SSA While Receiving Disability Benefits.
- Resides Overseas and is Receiving Disability Benefits.
Below are several examples of potential violations that affect Social Security programs or operations. You can click on each topic below to learn more.
- False statements on claims
- Concealing material facts or events that affect eligibility for benefits
- Misuse of benefits by a Representative Payee
- Buying or selling Social Security Card or SSA information
- SSN misuse involving people with links to terrorist groups or activities
- Identity Theft – when someone else uses your Social Security Number
- Crimes involving SSA employees
- Scams involving the impersonation of an SSA employee
- Fraud or misuse of grant or contracting funds
- Standards of conduct violations
- Workers’ Compensation fraud