Keep an eye out for our new television and online ads showing you how to recognize and avoid Social Security and online shopping scams. The 15- and 30-second ads show that people who can spot fraud are less likely to experience it.
The government received 360,000 reports of Social Security imposter scams last year, with many fraudulent callers baiting their targets into sharing their Social Security number or other personal information to resolve a fake problem. Online shopping scams are also common, with a recent AARP-sponsored study finding nearly 1 in 3 adults age 50 and up has been the victim of an online shopping scam. Visit our Fraud Watch Network for more information.
If you suspect you may have been called by a scammer, call our Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360. And read more about our efforts to fight scams and fraud.
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