SSA continues to engage in an aggressive program to deter, detect, investigate, and prosecute
fraud. During FY 2011, SSA's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) received over 15,000 SSI
fraud-related allegations via telephone, correspondence, fax, or email. As allegations are
received, they are carefully reviewed to determine the most appropriate course of action, such as
referral to OIG’s Office of Investigations Field Divisions, other components of OIG, outside law
enforcement agencies, or other program or policy components in SSA.