The Most Common Social Security Scams and How to Avoid Them

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Scammers use phone calls and email messages to impersonate Social Security personnel and trick people into giving up money and personal information.
  • Common tactics include threatening the suspension of Social Security benefits or charging for services the Social Security Administration provides for free.
  • Scams should be reported to your local authorities, the SSA Office of the Inspector General, or the Federal Trade Commission.

Link:
https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/102814/what-are-most-common-scams-regarding-social-security-benefits.asp