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Advice About Identifying Social Security Scams

It seems there is no end to the number of ways scammers can try to get at your money, and your Social Security benefit has apparently become a primary target. Key to avoiding being scammed by one of these criminals is to be able to recognize a scam contact in the first place. And perhaps the best way to do that is to fully understand that Social Security will never do what most scammers are threatening you with. In this Maryland Forum article from Social Security by SS District Manager Danny Zimmerman, you’ll find information on those things that Social Security will never do (things that scammers usually try). Essentially, Social Security will usually not call you unless you already have ongoing business with them, and they’ll never contact you blindly by phone; rather they’ll send you a letter. Ro read Social Security’s advice on how to avoid scams and what to do about them, click here.

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