Top 5 fraud and scam prevention tools


By Kylle’ D. McKinney

Alabama 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

·       Learn about phone scams and how to report them on our Office of the Inspector General’s Scam Awareness page at

·       Read about protecting your Social Security number from identity theft at

·       Create your personal my Social Security account at to help you keep track of your records and identify any suspicious activity.

·       Visit our Fraud Prevention and Reporting page at 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.

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