Social Security Scam
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Partners 1st would like to share a recent fraud alert discovered by the Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana. Please see the following message regarding fraudulent online accounts.
Social Security Alert Explanation:
Your Better Business Bureau serving Northern Indiana (BBB) strives to provide accurate information to the public. On Friday, 3-1-19, BBB sent out two Alert emails; one advising of a Social Security Scam and one stating a correction. Our apologies for any confusion. We were receiving a lot of information at the 11th hour on Friday and wanted to get something out prior to the weekend. If you receive a letter from Social Security stating that you had created an online account that you, in fact, did not create... act immediately.
- Call the Social Office at 1.800.772.1213 to inform them of this unauthorized account activity.
- Report this incident to the Office of the Inspector General at 1.800.269.0271 or online at https://oig.ssa.gov/report.
- BBB recommends doing a free annual credit check by calling 1.877.322.8228 or online at www.annualcreditreport.com.
- BBB advises that you put a credit freeze on your credit reports. You can do this by going to www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2411.htm.
For additional help or information, you may call BBB at 1.800.552.4631.
BBB is a nonprofit, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. BBB services to consumers are free of charge. BBB provides objective advice, BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.3 million companies, 11,000 charity reviews, dispute resolution services, alerts and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. Visit bbb.org for more information.