BBB warning of social security scam

The scam is trying to convince people to give them personal information.

Posted: Mar 4, 2019 11:08 AM
Updated: Mar 5, 2019 6:28 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (FOX 55) - The Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana is warning people of a new scam. The BBB says people are receiving letters in the mail that appear to be from the Social Security office stating you’ve created an online account.

If you receive one of these letters, someone has already created a fake account with some of your information and are trying to trick you into giving them more information by directing you to login to the fake account.

If you’ve received one of these letters, your encouraged to call the Social Security office so they can flag your account, report the incident to the office of the inspector general, and if you have concerns, put a freeze on your credit accounts.

More information on how to avoid this and other scams can be found in the links below

Office of Inspector General

Social Security Office Tips

Indiana Attorney General Credit Freeze

BBB Phone Number: 1-800-522-4631

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