Mid-River Bulletin Board
A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Slam the Scam

Thursday, April 16, 2020
PSA
VT & NH
VT & NH
VT & NH

 

Beware of callers who threaten arrest for purported Social Security number problems and request payments of cash or gift cards. Never give out personal information, just hang up and report these scams online at oig.ssa.gov

Scammers are sophisticated and there are many variations to the fraud. They may say that they’re from Social Security and that your Social Security number is suspended or has been used in a crime. The caller ID may be spoofed to appear to originate from a government number. Fraudsters may also text or email fake documents.

These scams have become the #1 type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and Social Security.

Social Security will never tell you that:
* your Social Security number has been suspended,
* or contact you to demand an immediate payment,
* or ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone,
* or ask for gift cards or cash,
* or promise a Social Security benefit approval or increase in exchange for information or money.

If there is a problem with a person’s Social Security number or record, in most cases Social Security will mail a letter.



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Mid-River Bulletin Board
A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Slam the Scam

Thursday, April 16, 2020
PSA
VT & NH
VT & NH
VT & NH

 

Beware of callers who threaten arrest for purported Social Security number problems and request payments of cash or gift cards. Never give out personal information, just hang up and report these scams online at oig.ssa.gov

Scammers are sophisticated and there are many variations to the fraud. They may say that they’re from Social Security and that your Social Security number is suspended or has been used in a crime. The caller ID may be spoofed to appear to originate from a government number. Fraudsters may also text or email fake documents.

These scams have become the #1 type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and Social Security.

Social Security will never tell you that:
* your Social Security number has been suspended,
* or contact you to demand an immediate payment,
* or ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone,
* or ask for gift cards or cash,
* or promise a Social Security benefit approval or increase in exchange for information or money.

If there is a problem with a person’s Social Security number or record, in most cases Social Security will mail a letter.



The Mid-River Bulletin Board is facilitated by WOOL-FM.
All Upcoming Items | Submit an Item | More Info
Mid-River Bulletin Board
A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Slam the Scam

Thursday, April 16, 2020
PSA
VT & NH
VT & NH
VT & NH

 

Beware of callers who threaten arrest for purported Social Security number problems and request payments of cash or gift cards. Never give out personal information, just hang up and report these scams online at oig.ssa.gov

Scammers are sophisticated and there are many variations to the fraud. They may say that they’re from Social Security and that your Social Security number is suspended or has been used in a crime. The caller ID may be spoofed to appear to originate from a government number. Fraudsters may also text or email fake documents.

These scams have become the #1 type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and Social Security.

Social Security will never tell you that:
* your Social Security number has been suspended,
* or contact you to demand an immediate payment,
* or ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone,
* or ask for gift cards or cash,
* or promise a Social Security benefit approval or increase in exchange for information or money.

If there is a problem with a person’s Social Security number or record, in most cases Social Security will mail a letter.



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facilitated by WOOL-FM.
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