9/11 Related Disability Fraud Shakes Social Security Administration

In the wake of 9/11, some retired New York City police and firefighters filed fraudulent disability claims. Social Security Inspector General Patrick O’Carrol told a House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security about a lucrative Social Security scheme masterminded by four Long Island, NY, men. Executed search warrants on these four men turned up…

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Social Security Disability Abuse

Reports of unwarranted abuse of disability income by those involved in the program should come as no surprise.  With many folks laid off from their prospective jobs, many have turned to relying on the Social Security Disability Insurance – only under qualification.  The thing here is that the service may as well be retiled the…

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Social Security Scam in Puerto Rico Jails 70+

A two-year fraud investigation has turned up with results: over 70 people in Puerto Rico have been busted for distributing fake Social Security disability payments. Among the perpetrators are three doctors, an ex Social Security Admin employee and seventy-one people who made phony medical claims.  More than $2 million dollars is what these folks will…

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Alternative Ways of Sharing Identity Information

The Better Business Bureau is finally taking reality into consideration and suggesting businesses, schools and health providers find a better way of identifying employees, students and patients. With Social Security fraud at all time highs the BBS advices folks who are being asked for their Social Security numbers by the above identities to inquire under…

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Does the Social Security Administration Have a Good Accuracy Rate?

Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia. Photo: Michael Rivera    There have been buzzing rumors of Social Security benefits being distributed to the wrong people, as well as reports of people committing Social Security fraud.  The Wall Street Journal has also made it clear that over 1,500 deceased were receiving a total of $31 million in benefits.…

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Woman Has Been Taking Dead Mother’s Social Security Checks

We’ve all heard of Social Security scams, but this one is a dozy. A woman who buried her mother in the backyard of her home has been accepting her Social Security checks for the past 14 years.  She now owes the government $141,962. Apparently, taking the SS benefits weren’t part of her plan.  She had…

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