Braille Monitor                          February 2020

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Protect Yourself from Phone Scams
Be on the Lookout for Fake Social Security Calls

by the Social Security Administration

There are many telephone scams going on. Scammers are trying to trick you into giving them your personal information and money. Don’t be fooled!

Scammers pretend they’re from Social Security. The number you see on caller ID may even look like an official government number, but it is not. The caller may say there is a problem with your Social Security number or account. They may ask you to give them personal information like your Social Security number or bank account. They may tell you to fix the problem or to avoid arrest you must pay a fine or fee using retail gift cards, pre-paid debit cards, wire transfers, or cash. These calls are not from the Social Security Administration.

Social Security will not:

Social Security will:

If you receive a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from Social Security, please:

Please share this information with your family and friends.

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