The first scam is where you receive an official-looking email from the Social Security Administration with an invite to create an account so you can receive benefits. Using the link, you’ll land on a webpage where the scammers hope you will provide all your confidential information. Don't fall for it. Never click on links in any of these emails. If you want to sign up for a My Social Security Account go directly to https://ssa.gov/myaccount/. Remember; think before you click on any email link.
The second scam is where the scammers create an account for someone, and redirect the payments to a bank account controlled by them. To prevent this from happening, be sure to create your own MySSA account with a strong username and password. Create your account before the scammers can.
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Be security aware!