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National Slam the Scam Day Is March 7, 2024

Woman is ready for slam the scam day on March 7

Join the National Movement to Combat Social Security Scams

The Social Security Administration and the Office of the Inspector General have designated March 7, 2024, as the fourth annual Slam the Scam Day (#SlamTheScam) in an effort to raise public awareness of government imposter scams that continue to wreak havoc across the nation.

In honor of #SlamTheScam, here are a few reminders to help you avoid being a victim of Social Security fraud.

#1 – Hang up or ignore suspicious calls, texts and emails.

#2 – Remember that government employees will never threaten you or demand immediate payment.

#3 – Learn how to recognize scammers.

  • Many scammers pretend to be from a government agency or an organization you’re familiar with
  • Scammers often say there’s a financial problem or promise a prize in exchange for information
  • Scammers often pressure you to act immediately
  • Scammers often demand you pay them in a hard-to-trace manner, such as gift cards, cryptocurrency, wire transfer, money transfer or by mailed cash

#4 – Protect your personal information, and always be skeptical of any contact you didn’t initiate.

#5 – Report scams to the appropriate agency at oig.ssa.gov/report.

#6 – Remain updated on current scams by regularly visiting ssa.gov/scam.

#7 – Spread awareness by sharing Slam the Scam updates on your social media channels, and tag your updates using #SlamTheScam and #NCPW2024.

If you have any questions about the security of your financial information or would like additional tips on how to avoid falling victim to financial fraud, please schedule a call with a member of our team.

This commentary is provided for general information purposes only, should not be construed as investment, tax or legal advice, and does not constitute an attorney/client relationship. Past performance of any market results is no assurance of future performance. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.


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