Social Security Scam
Can you detect a social security scam? Do you know what do if you find yourself a target? Check out this article below and read what the FTC recommends here.
"Scammers are saying your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because of suspicious activity, or because it’s been involved in a crime. Sometimes, the scammer wants you to confirm your SSN to reactivate it. Sometimes, he’ll say your bank account is about to be seized – but he’ll tell you what to do to keep it safe. (Often, that involves putting your money on gift cards and giving him the codes – which, of course, means that your money is gone.)
Oh, and your caller ID often shows the real SSA phone number (1-800-772-1213) when these scammers call – but they’re faking that number. It’s not the real SSA calling." - by Jennifer Leach. Acting Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC.