|Don’t fall victim to Social Security-related scams this holiday season. Criminals pretending to be from Social Security and other federal government agencies are tricking victims into sending money or sharing personal information.
We have created a new video on How to Spot a Scam for you to share with your network.
Be skeptical and cautious of unexpected calls or messages. Criminals are using the names of federal government officials and sending pictures of documents, evidence, federal employee credentials, and law enforcement credentials and badges, to try to prove their legitimacy. They may change the picture or use a different name, agency, or badge number, always with the intent to scam people out of money or personal information.
We will NEVER:
We only send automated emails and text messages to people who have agreed to receive them and only in limited situations, including the following:
Scammers never take a holiday.
Dawn Bystry, Acting Associate Commissioner, Office of Strategic & Digital Communications @SSAOutreach