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Slam the Scam Day

Updated: Mar 7

Today is National Slam the Scam Day. The US Social Security Office is trying to help prevent social security scams and other government imposter scams. In this newsletter we are breaking down how to spot a scam and what to do about it.

 

TODAY IS SLAM THE SCAM DAY!

"The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA) has designated March 7, 2024, as National “Slam the Scam” Day — an outreach campaign to raise public awareness of Social Security scams and other government imposter scams. This is part of National Consumer Protection Week, March 3 - 9, 2024. We are asking you to share information about “Slam the Scam” Day with your clients, friends, and family.


In 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received over 228,282 complaints of government imposter scams, with Social Security as the most frequently impersonated agency. Over 14% said they lost money to a scammer — a total of more than $126.5 million for Social Security scams. To prevent further losses, we urge everyone to use caution when receiving calls from someone claiming to be from a government agency." Learn more


HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SOCIAL SECURITY SCAMS

"Criminals continue to impersonate SSA and other government agencies in an attempt to obtain personal information or money.


Scammers might call, email, text, write, or message you on social media claiming to be from the Social Security Administration or the Office of the Inspector General. They might use the name of a person who really works there and might send a picture or attachment as “proof. Learn more

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