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Scam Alert from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

Scam Alert from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

Bill Stephens

August 3rd, 2020

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The Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints this week concerning a new twist on the popular Social Security scam. The scammers are caller-ID spoofing local phone numbers and claiming to be from the Evansville Social Security Administration office. The scammers claim they need to verify the victim’s identity in order to ensure delivery of a “stimulus check”. The initial call is automated, but pressing “1” to confirm will send you to a live person (the scammer) who asks for your name and social security number. All of the complaints have described the scammers as having a “strong” or “heavy” foreign accent.

The Social Security Administration DOES NOT call citizens to request data or verify personal information. To report Social Security scams, please follow this link…. https://secure.ssa.gov/ipff/home

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