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Investment Protection from Social Security

The Social Security Administration’s Erin Thompson in an article posted today on the News-Herald, outlines the SSA’s stance on fraud and the steps the agency takes to protect beneficiaries from the attacks of scammers, imposters, and the like. The post includes…

Scammer Alert: The Crooks Are Taking Advantage of Coronavirus Hysteria

Even as the U.S. Senate scrambles to construct an appropriate package to combat the coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact, the scammers are busy looking for ways to fleece the unsuspecting. This post by the Federal Trade Commission’s Jennifer Leach leads with this…

The Fraud Warnings Just Keep Coming!

“Scammers have claimed to belong to various federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies and they employ technology called “spoofing” to manipulate the caller IDs.” So says the warning issued by the Siskiyou County (California) Sheriff’s Office. The warning explains some…

Social Security Scams Hit the Top of the List in AZ

The scam going around that says your Social Security account has been suspended continues to plague Americans, so much so that www.abc15.com in Arizona has it in their top three most reported rip-offs. And it’s not only hitting seniors, as the…

Giving Thanks for the Watchdogs

On this Thanksgiving Day, let’s add a note of thanks for those who keep track of the never-ending stream of scams and frauds coming at us all the time. IN this regard, the editorial staff at petoskeynews.com recaps a comments from the…

Caller ID Says Social Security…But is it Real?

The criminals these days are expanding their criteria these days, using clever tricks to con unsuspecting folks and draw them into their web. As explained in this Washington Times post by reporter Stephen Dinan, the crooks have honed their technique…

Pitfalls and Trapdoors, and How They Can Derail Retirement plans

Although there’s been a slight dip in reported cases, the Federal Trade Commission still reports that 2017 produced 2.68 million fraud, identity theft, and similar reports. With over 40% of these being outright fraud situations, it’s not surprising that the…

Don’t fall for Social Security scams

It seems there is no end to the number and kind of fraud attempts that criminals will use to try to get at your money, and targeting seniors seems to be a very popular type of scam these days. Those…

“Suspended Social Security Number” Scam Alert

It sounds much like the process used by credit card companies when you account is determined to be involved in a fraud situation…your account is suspended and you need to contact them for resolution. That’s good for credit cards, but…

Social Security-Related Phone Scams–They Just Won’t Go Away!

This news4sanantonio.com post drives home the point that scammers and fraudsters continue to actively target unsuspecting citizens, mostly seniors with whom the term Social Security rings a loud bell. Being aware is being safe, and this post can help you avoid…

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