Scam artists still after your Social Security
Although this article deals with “phishing” attempts in Orlando, Florida, the message is nevertheless national because it reveals that scam artists will stop at nothing to try to separate you from the Social Security benefits you so heavily rely upon. This story features two women very much dependent upon their Social Security Disability benefits to exist, who were contacted by a caller claiming to be from Social Security and told them their benefits have been frozen and that they need reveal personal information to clear the problem. Fortunately, these women avoided a bad outcome, but their local lesson is clear to all Americans – don’t fall for fake calls from Social Security. This Orlando News6 article by Mike Holfeld describes the Orlando scam incidents and offers advice to everyone on how to avoid getting caught by cyber-criminals. Click here to read more.