Did you know? Social Security fraud is the top scam in the U.S.
According to the FTC, a majority of reported scams involved someone pretending to be from the Social Security Administration. These scammers create a sense of fear and urgency, so that you don't have time to look into the details they are telling you. If someone is contacting you and asking for personal information or requesting a payment, and threatening you with a dire consequence (like being arrested) - it is a scam! Security employees will not:
- Tell you that your Social Security number has been suspended.
- Contact you to demand immediate payment.
- Ask for your credit or debit numbers over the phone.
- Require a specific means of debt repayment.
- Promise a Social Security benefit approval, or increase in exchange for information or money.
It's important to monitor your bank accounts, credit score and know what to look for.
Read the full article and learn how to protect yourself from Social Security Scams.
Source: How to protect yourself from the top scam in the U.S. (msn.com)
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Looking for more resources to protect your finances? The American Bankers Association provides great articles and tips to keeping your money secure.
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