Don’t be fooled by these scammers pretending to be the feds

With government impostor scams, someone claims they’re with a government agency so they can swindle money or personal information from unsuspecting victims.

Don’t trust unsolicited calls

Government agencies like the Social Security Administration, IRS or FBI do not call people with threats or promises of money

Unless you’re already corresponding with a government agency that’s supposed to get back with you, be suspicious of text and email messages.

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Ignore text messages and emails

Don’t rely on caller ID

Scammers can use “spoofing” technology to fool you into answering a call.

The Social Security Administration will never threaten to arrest you because of an identity theft problem.

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Know that Social Security numbers are never suspended


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