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Social Security scammers trying even harder to get your money

Seems there’s no end to the lengths that scammers will go to try to get at your money, and for several years now Social Security beneficiaries have been one of their prime targets. But despite media efforts to warn the public about these scams, the number of complaints recorded last year are exponentially higher – 3,200 complaints about Social Security scams were reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2017, compared with about 35,000 reported to the FTC in 2018. For 2018, that translated to about $10 million dollars is financial losses for unsuspecting Social Security beneficiaries!  It can’t be said enough: the Social Security Administration never calls threatening to suspend payments and never demands money to resolve issues. This “Straight Talk” article appearing at Ohio’s publication explains how the scammers work and what you should do if you get a call which looks like it is from the Social Security Administration but is asking you for personal information and demanding a payment. Click here to read more.

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