Scammers offering to help with disability applications

Scammers are trying to get personal information from people by pretending to help with applications for disability benefits and claims. A recent alert from the Social Security Inspector General warns of this phishing scam, and — whether or not you’ve started an application for benefits — these scammers could contact you. They’re taking a shot in the dark, hoping that you have started an application, and hoping you’ll give them a little more info over the phone. To “complete the process,” they might ask you to give, or confirm, your Social Security number or bank account numbers.

If scammers get your information, you could face identity theft and benefit theft. So here are a few things you can do to help protect yourself:

  • Never give your Social Security number or account numbers to someone who calls you.
  • Don’t wire money or send money using a prepaid debit card. In fact, never pay someone who calls out of the blue.
  • If you have disability benefits, regularly check their status, and review your statements to make sure they’re right.

If you have questions about disability benefits, or get calls offering help with them, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. And read up on more ways to combat phishing and identity theft.

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954-518-3206.
Beware of this phone number. These people called me almost everyday asking me to help me prepare for ss application. Dont know where they got my phone number.

helpful information

I think I have been hacked many times and have tried repeatedly to fix it, I'm positive in fact my phone and tablet at this very moment has just been completely, or I thought redone with no solution insight! I hate to just keep getting new Facebook accounts etc.!? When I was trying to type this very reply it almost wouldn't let me, I have to be very careful! P.S.Very Concerned!

You can report identity theft and get help at IdentityTheft.gov.

This FTC article explains what to do if your email was hacked.

sounds like maybe you should look into whether or not your operating system has been taken over which would cause all the websites you type in to be redirected to fake sites.

I am getting phone calls for other people saying if they don't call back they will be in trouble.

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Thank you for this information.

Very interesting article...

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