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Medicare does not give out DNA kits

Lisa Lake
Here’s one that goes to show just how creative scammers can be. The FTC is getting reports that callers claiming to be from Medicare are asking people for their Medicare numbers, Social Security
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Who’s pretending to be the government now?

Paul Witt
You’ve gotten the calls: from Social Security. Or the IRS. Or Medicare. Or any number of other agencies. Except: as soon as the caller threatens you or demands that you pay them with a gift card or by
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SSA imposters top IRS in consumer loss reports

Seena Gressin
Have you gotten calls about supposed problems with your Social Security number from callers pretending they’re with the Social Security Administration (SSA)? If so, you’re not alone. Our latest Data
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Those (not really) IRS calls

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
You’ve probably gotten one of these calls: They say it’s the IRS and they’re filing a lawsuit against you for back taxes. They may threaten to arrest or deport you. What do you do? Watch this video to
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Protect yourself against Medicare scams

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Still getting calls from people claiming to be from Medicare, asking for money or personal information? Watch this video about how you can protect yourself from Medicare scams: The FTC worked with
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Getting calls from the SSA?

Jennifer Leach
Probably not. At least, not from the real SSA. But how many of you have gotten calls from someone who said they were the Social Security Administration? And maybe showed the real SSA phone number (1
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Scammers go after international students’ money

Rosario Méndez
We try to let you know when we learn about new scams, so you can avoid them and warn your friends and family. Here’s another one: scammers pretending to be from the federal government are scaring
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This is what a Social Security scam sounds like

Jennifer Leach
Earlier this month, we told you about a growing scam: people pretend to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and try to get your Social Security number or your money. That scam is now
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Fake calls about your SSN

Jennifer Leach
The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money. In one version of the scam
Consumer Alert

Hang up on spoofed SSA calls

Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
If you get a call that looks like it’s from the Social Security Administration (SSA), think twice. Scammers are spoofing SSA’s 1-800 customer service number to try to get your personal information