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AARP Social Security Scam

Scammers are now going to the federal Social Security website and setting up a “my Social Security” account  of citizens that are of retirement age. They hijack  their   accounts by  setting  up the accounts before the Social Security number owner does, and then they apply for funds. The scammers request a lump sum payout be transferred to their own accounts, then they withdraw the money and immediately buy gift cards.  Beat scammers to the punch by  setting  up  your own “my Social Security” account today at www.ssa.gov/myaccount.

Be a fraud fighter!  If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam. 

Report scams to local law enforcement. Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork for more information on fraud prevention.

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