Protect yourself from scammers
Beware, scammers are using regular mail delivery to send fraudulent letters on SSA letterhead, advising the recipient to call a toll-free number to activate an increase in SSA benefits, such as a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). The letters appear to be from an SSA official and are on SSA letterhead. This is a scam! COLAs are automatic and do not require any kind of activation. This is one of the examples of more than 568,000 reports of Social Security-related scam attempts totaling more than $63.6 million in losses to its victims. Lorie Konish advises what to watch out for so you don’t become a victim of these types of scams. Read Ms. Konish’s article here…
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