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— Scammers are now going to the Social Security Administration website and setting up “my Social Security” accounts for workers that are of retirement age in an attempt to steal their retirement benefits. People age 62 and older face the highest risk from this scam! HOW IT WORKS:  Scammers get ahold of personal information, like Social Security numbers, and head to www.ssa.gov to open a “my Social Security” account in their victim’s name. They apply for benefits – requesting a lump …

— Do you collect Social Security? There’s a new scam targeting YOU. How It Works: A scammer calls from a 323 area code, posing as a Social Security Administration (SSA) employee. In some instances, the scammer tells the victim he or she is due a cost-of-living adjustment increase in their Social Security benefit. The caller then tries to get the victim to “verify” their Social Security number, name, date of birth, parents’ name and other personal information. If the scammer succeeds, they use the …

— Collect Social Security? A new scam is targeting YOU. How it works: A scammer calls from a 323 area code, posing as a Social Security Administration (SSA) employee. In some instances, the scammer tells the victim he or she is due a cost-of-living adjustment increase in their Social Security benefit. The caller then tries to get the victim to “verify” their Social Security number, name, date of birth, parents’ name and other personal information. If the scammer succeeds, they use …

— This month we’re celebrating Social Security’s 80th anniversary, and reminding all Mainers how important it is to protect your Social Security number at all times. Unless you know you will need, it, do not carry your Social Security card in your wallet. Be extremely cautious of phishing emails from fake Social Security Administration (SSA) reps claiming you qualify for a new benefit. These imposters will likely ask you to fill out a form with all your personal information, which they …