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How do you report someone for SSI fraud?

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Report SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, fraud to the Office of the Inspector General. Reports can be submitted online, via phone or by mail or fax, according to the OIG’s official website. The website provides links to information about what is considered fraud and what the OIG investigates.

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Reporting the details of suspected fraud in the SSI program to the OIG online requires filling out a report, states the OIG. In general, the online report can be used to report abuse, waste and fraud for all programs operated by the Social Security Administration and misconduct or criminal activity among the Administration’s employees. The OIG also investigates allegations of concealment of assets or work by recipients of benefits and misuse of payments by representative payees.

To file an online report, choose whether to file the report anonymously, confidentially, or both, or opt to not request confidentiality or anonymity, explains the OIG. Filing the report in confidence means that no one knows that the filer made the report, other than the OIG. Anonymous reports require no contact information at all. When filing a report, be prepared to give the OIG as much information as possible about the suspected fraud, abuse or misuse of the SSI program, including the names of any involved parties and a summary of the fraudulent activity.

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