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New Email Scam Claims To Be From the Social Security Adminstration

June 17, 2016

The Division of Retirement and Benefits has received information of an email scam claiming to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA. The subject line is "Get Protected" and the email talks about new features from the SSA that can help taxpayers monitor their credit reports, and know about unauthorized use of their Social Security number. It even cites the IRS and the official-sounding “S.A.F.E Act 2015.” It sounds real, but it is a phishing email designed to get you to click on a link that can allow the scammer to install malware on our computer, or to trick you into giving them your personal information.

If you get a questionable email that looks like it is from the government, don’t click on any links or open any attachments. Instead, contact the government agency directly, using contact information you find yourself.

You can find more information about this scam here.

Source: Social Security Matters http://blog.socialsecurity.gov/scammers-fake-social-security-email/

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