Is someone using your Social Security number to get a Job?

Check your Free Annual Credit Report to verify your work history

  • Request Free Annual Credit Report from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion:
  • Official Website to Request FACTA Free Annual Credit Reports: http://www.annualcreditreport.com
  • Request Your Free Annual Credit Reports by Calling Toll Free: 877-322-8228

File Form 14039 with the IRS

  • Submit this form if you are an actual or potential victim of identity theft. The IRS will mark your account to identify any questionable activity.
  • Tax fraud from Identity Theft has tripled in the last 5 years.
  • Be alert to possible identity theft if the IRS issued notice or letter:
    • states more than one tax return was filed for you, or
    • indicates you received wages from an employer unknown to you.

To Report Social Security Fraud

If you suspect Social Security fraud, contact the Office of Inspector General (OIG) using one of the following methods:

    • Use the SSA online Fraud Reporting form;
    • Call the Fraud Hotline number at 1-800-269-0271 (TTY 1-866-501-2101) between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday;
    • Fax SSA at: 410-597-0118 (standard long distance rates may apply); or
    • Write to:

      Social Security OIG Hotline
      P.O. Box 17785
      Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7785

Social Security’s Office of Inspector General takes reports of fraud very seriously. Without sufficient identifying information, OIG will be unable to act on your allegation. Therefore, be sure to include as much of the following information as you can when you call:

  • Name, address, telephone number, and Social Security number of the person suspected of fraud. Also include the individual’s date and place of birth, father’s name, and mother’s birth name, if known;
  • A complete description of the potential fraud incident; and
  • Your name, address, and telephone number.
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About Bruce Demarest

Bruce Demarest is a Identity Theft Protection Specialist. He has designed and taught classes to educate individuals and businesses in identity theft risk management. The individuals have learned how to continuously monitor their financial identities from credit fraud, plus how to monitor their personal identifying information for unauthorized use. His business clients have become compliant with the federal & state privacy laws. He has conducted information security audits to identify their potential problems and has designed security policies, programs, and practices to address those problem areas.
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