March - April 2019

Having reached Social Security age, one of our staff members recently received several cell messages in the same day from an automated caller. The voice stated that his Social Security number had been suspended because of illegal activity and asked him to press a number to talk to someone to correct the problem.

This is one of a variety of scams used by unscrupulous individuals and groups to defraud the elderly. The IRS and the Social Security Administration rarely contact persons by phone or email unless they have been contacted in advance.

This caution from the AARP suggests how you can avoid becoming a scam victim.

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