“During the year ending Sept. 30, 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) received more than 450,000 complaints about scammers contacting Americans in an effort to wangle personal information, steal benefits or both. It’s the most common form of government impostor scam, in which fraudsters pose as government officials to get you to send money or give up personal and financial data for use in identity theft.”

 

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