NYC Scams 101: Don't Get Fooled By Social Security Scams Over the Telephone

The New York City Police Department is warning New Yorkers about a increase in social security scam attempts targeting not only seniors, but many others as well.

Phone scams are on the rise, and it's not just affecting senior citizens, it's affecting everyone. A few tips to identify if the call is a scam:

1) The caller requests a prepaid gift card (Google Play or Apple);
2) Requests you send cash through FedEx
3) Asks you to use a BitCoin ATM
4) Requests you wire money to a new protected bank account.

Government agencies will never contact you by phone and demand payment, or ask for your Social Security number, driver's license, or bank account information.

via NYPD

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