By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist
With the right anti-fraud information, you can help protect those you love. Here are the five most important resources about Social Security scams that you should know about:
- Find out how to spot fake calls and emails and what to do if you get one on our Protect Yourself from Social Security Scams page at ssa.gov/scam.
- Learn about phone scams and how to report them on our Office of the Inspector General’s Scam Awareness pageat ssa.gov/scam.
- Read about protecting your Social Security number from identity theft at ssa.gov/protecting-your-social-security-number-from-identity-theft.
- Create your personal my Social Security accountat ssa.gov/myaccount to help you keep track of your records and identify any suspicious activity.
- Visit our Fraud Prevention and Reporting pageat ssa.gov/fraud to understand how we combat fraud.
Please share these resources about scams with your friends and family — and help us spread the word on social media.
Vonda Van Til is the Public Affairs Specialist for West Michigan. You can write her c/o Social Security Administration, 3045 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525 or via email at email@example.com