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How Use of the Do Not Pay System Can Prevent and Detect Fraud

In our January Fraud Alert, we provided a targeted selection of social security numbers (SSNs) to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for verification, and they confirmed 20,404 belonged to deceased people, but dates of death were not included. To conduct further analysis, we collaborated with the Department of Treasury’s Do Not Pay (DNP) system to match these 20,404 SSNs against various death data sources to determine the date of death for each SSN-owner.

PRAC Issues Fraud Alert Follow-Up: Improved Data Sharing and Agencies’ Use of the Do Not Pay System Would Strengthen Program Integrity

The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) issued a Fraud Alert follow-up that shows the potential benefits of agencies using the Department of Treasury’s (Treasury) Do Not Pay (DNP) system to prevent and detect fraud.

Fraud Alert Follow-up: Using the Do Not Pay system to strengthen program integrity

This update expands on our January 2023 Fraud Alert, which identified 69,000 questionable Social Security Numbers (SSNs) used to obtain $5.4 billion in potentially fraudulent pandemic small business loans and grants.

Update: Explore demographic data on Homeowner Assistance Fund approved applicants.

The $10 billion Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is providing financial help to homeowners who missed mortgage, home insurance, and utility bill payments after January 21, 2020. Recently, Treasury released new data on the race, gender, ethnicity, and income of the 168,016 approved applicants out of the 399,276 applicants. The quarterly reporting by the states, District of Columbia, Tribes, and U.S. Territories shows that they have obligated about 21% of the funding. These recipients have until September 30, 2026, to use all the funding to benefit homeowners.

See how much funding states received to help homeowners.

Homeowners who missed two mortgage payments before December 27, 2021 may be eligible to receive assistance under the Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF).

Union County Man Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Disaster Benefits Fraud, Business Impersonation Fraud, COVID-19 Loan Fraud, and Treasury Check Fraud

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for disaster benefits fraud, business impersonation fraud, COVID-19 loan fraud, and Treasury check fraud.

New Orleans Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of More Than $86,000 in Social Security Funds