There is good news for those of you on Medicare--new cards will be issued on April 1 that don't have your Social Security number on them, which in the past has exposed beneficiaries to possible identity theft. The bad news? Scammers will take advantage of this fact to pose as Medicare employees, calling you and claiming that you need to pay for a new temporary card--sometimes stating that this new card will cost $50. To "process" it, they'll ask for your personal financial information, such as your bank account or credit card information and use this precious data to steal your identity.
Scammers are now going to the Social Security Administration website and setting up “my Social Security” accounts of workers that are of retirement age in an attempt to steal their retirement benefits. People age 62 and older face the highest risk of this scam.
It’s important that our future president has a plan to keep Social Security strong for generations to come. That’s why AARP has asked presidential candidates to Take A Stand on Social Security and commit to making it a priority during their term in office. For a real-time update on the statements made by the candidates, go to 2016takeastand.org.
AARP believes every presidential candidate should let the voters know where they stand on Social Security--which is why we've launched a 2016 election accountability campaign called Take a Stand, which demands on behalf of voters everywhere that those running for president take a stand on how they'll preserve Social Security. AARP expects every presidential candidate to lay out their plans to make Social Security financially sound so that current and future generations can receive the benefits they've earned.
Social Security turns 80 on August 14, 2015 and has fulfilled the promise made by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he signed it into law, that it would “protect the average citizen and his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age.” It has done just that. In Utah alone, Social Security lifts 94,000 Utah retirees from poverty; 42 percent of the state’s population age 65 and older would have incomes below the poverty line without Social Security. 
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