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Oh No! Yet Another Social Security Scam Method

Well, if nothing else, those who seek to scam you out of your money are creative. Stories abound about how scammers posing as representatives of Social Security call on the telephone to try to extract your personal information, or get you to send them money to resolve a problem. Seems that now they’re adopted a new approach – sending a text message to your cell phone saying that your Social Security account has been compromised and to call a number or access a website to resolve. Advice to handling this new criminal attempt to defraud you?  Simply delete the text and, under no circumstance, ever respond to it (even to tell them you know it’s a scam). This Forbes article by Kelly Phillips Erb explains the new approach these scammers are using and gives you guidance on how to respond (don’t). Click here to read more.

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