COVID-19 Brings A New Social Security Scam
We knew it had to happen. Scammers and cyber-criminals obviously will let no crisis go to waste when it comes to their attempts to get at your personal information and your money. So, true to their nefarious methods, scammers are now sending letters to Social Security beneficiaries claiming that because Coronavirus has caused Social Security to close field offices, benefits will be suspended unless the recipient calls a number to prevent suspension. Of course, this is a shameless attempt to dupe you into calling the scammer and revealing your personal data, or by getting you to pay them via some electronic means. DON’T FALL FOR IT! Social Security offices are closed to in-person visits, but SS staff are still working full time to provide telephone support and perform their normal in-house duties. In this article, Social Security’s Inspector General Gail Ennis talks about this latest scam and encourages you to report any such attempts you receive. Click here to read more.