Frauds & Scams

Protect Your Online Identity With Strong Passwords

May 2, 2024 • By

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World Password Day is an annual event dedicated to promoting awareness about the importance of strong password security practices. On May 2, people and organizations all over the world will work to encourage better password habits to keep our online data and accounts safe and secure. Here are some tips to help make sure your […]

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Social Security’s Top 5 Scam Awareness Articles

March 15, 2024 • By

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Did you join us for Slam the Scam Day earlier this month?  If so, you know how important it is to raise awareness about scams. That’s why we want you to have all the information you need to protect yourself. Check out our top 5 scam awareness articles below: We work with our Office of […]

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Social Security and OIG Hold 5th Annual National Slam the Scam Day

March 7, 2024 • By

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The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) are partnering once again to raise public awareness about Social Security imposter scams during their fifth annual “Slam the Scam” Day on March 7. “As public servants, we must use every tool at our disposal to raise awareness and protect the American people […]

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How to Spot an Imposter Social Security Social Media Account

February 29, 2024 • By

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Do you know how to spot fake Social Security social media accounts? The tips below will help you protect yourself and your family. How fraudsters create imposter accounts Fraudsters create imposter social media pages and accounts using Social Security-related images and jargon, making them appear as if they’re associated with or endorsed by us. They […]

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Protecting Yourself from QR Code Fraud

February 22, 2024 • By

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Quick Response codes, better known as QR codes, are a very popular way to get information. QR codes are scannable barcodes that will direct you to a website. There are many legitimate and helpful uses for QR codes, from paying for parking to viewing a restaurant menu. But since scammers often use QR codes to carry […]

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Protect Yourself from Identity Thieves

February 8, 2024 • By

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Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information to impersonate you or steal from you. Did you know the consequences of identity theft are not just financial? These crimes have significant effects on relationships at work and home. They impact physical, mental, and emotional health and lead to lost opportunities for victims that are […]

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New Year’s Resolutions to Combat Scams

December 28, 2023 • By

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Next year, resolve to protect yourself from scams that can damage your finances and reputation. Ring in 2024 with some smart resolutions to protect your personal information! Stay informed of the latest scam trends Fraudsters continue to change their tactics. Stay informed by: Following reliable news sources. Subscribing to scam alert newsletters. Staying connected with […]

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Social Security and Scam Awareness

November 16, 2023 • By

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Social Security imposter scams continue to be widespread across the United States. Scammers use targeted, sophisticated tactics to deceive you into providing sensitive information or money. If you receive a suspicious letter, text, email, or call, do not respond. We want you to know how to identify a scammer and avoid becoming a victim. Did […]

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Stay Alert: Fraudsters Target Veterans, Active-Duty Service Members, and Their Families

November 9, 2023 • By

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Did you know that fraudsters target veterans, active-duty service members, and their families at a higher rate than they do civilians? They are also 40% more likely than their civilian counterparts to lose money to scams and schemes. Why? Fraudsters follow the money. Service members receive a steady paycheck, and many veterans receive regular benefit […]

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Protecting Your Retirement Money

September 28, 2023 • By

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World Investor Week, which kicks off October 2, is a great opportunity for investors to learn how to avoid scams. It’s particularly important for those planning their retirement to learn how to protect their hard-earned retirement money against fraud. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides online resources to […]

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