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Are Scammers Trying to Steal Your Disability Benefits?

You hear about them on the news all the time, and if you are lucky you will never have to deal with them, however, scammers are becoming more and more common. Do you know how to protect yourself from these thieves? A new warning from the Social Security Administration (SSA) may help protect you and your benefits from the latest con targeting people with disabilities. Here’s what you need to know. Could Scammers Steal Your Disability Benefits? People with disability benefits have been receiving a new type of scam call recently. These calls are from people claiming they are from the SSA, but these callers are turning out to be imposters. They usually call and ask you for sensitive personal information—like your Social Security Number—or they direct you to a website where you can address a fictional problem with your account. If the website you are directed to is any…
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Could Identity Theft Affect Your Social Security Disability Benefits?

It is the holiday season once more, and though this time of year can be filled with good cheer, it’s also the time of the year scammers are most active. These individuals will try to steal your personal information in order bilk you and the federal government out of money. And if you are not careful, some forms of identity theft could even affect your Social Security disability benefits. How Identity Theft Could Put Your Social Security Disability Benefits at Risk In November of 2015, a woman on SSDI received a letter from the Social Security Administration. The letter requested that she send the administration her tax returns for the years 2011,2012 and 2013, but the woman had filed no tax returns those years. She eventually realized that someone had used her Social Security information to file fraudulent tax returns, which showed up as gainful income to the SSA. The…
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A New Scam Is Targeting People on SSDI, Here’s What You Need to Know

Have you heard of those IRS scam calls that people often receive? These scammers call and pose as IRS agents and threaten you with arrest to trick you into paying them. Well, these scammers are branching out, and if you are on Social Security disability, you may be their next target. Is a New Scam Targeting People on SSDI? The phone rings and when you pick it up, there’s a recorded message. It tells you that there is something wrong with your Social Security number or account, and you need to call back. The recording gives you a number to speak to a Social Security Administration (SSA) agent, but that might not be who you are calling. Scammers have been using these recordings to get disability beneficiaries to call them. Once you connect with them, they tell victims that they are in trouble and that you owe the government money….
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