The Social Security Administration believes knowledge is power, especially when it comes to protecting yourself from fraud. That’s why it has put together numerous tools to help protect its recipients from falling victim to scam artists. Here are the five important resources everyone should know about:
- Be on the lookout for fake calls and emails. This fact sheet spells out what you need to watch for to protect yourself from common scams.
- Visit the Office of the Inspector General’s Scam Awareness page for important information on phone scams — and how to report them.
- Learn how you can protect your personal information and safeguard your Social Security number from identity theft.
- Create a personal my Social Security account to keep track of your earnings records and identify any suspicious activity.
- Visit the Fraud Prevention and Reporting page to see what the Social Security Administration is doing to combat fraud.
The Seniors Trust is also committed to helping Social Security recipients. It is working to increase monthly benefits, establish a fairer annual cost-of-living adjustment, and shore up the long-term solvency of Social Security through passage of the Social Security Expansion Act. You can show your lawmakers that you support this legislation by signing The Senior Trust petition to Congress.