It appears scam calls are on the rise again in our county. In the last week or so, I have taken over a dozen complaints from citizens on the following. We do not want our county citizens to lose their hard earned money to scammers.

Social Security Scam

County residents are being contacted by phone and advised that their Social Security has been compromised and all benefits put on hold until verification is made. I have been told that their called ID shows “Social Security,” so they answer. Never trust your caller ID because scammers can make any number or location appear on your screen.

Social Security will never call you for bank account or personal information. The caller is requesting personal financial information such bank account number and routing numbers so they can deposit late funds and to verify ownership of the account. Never give out your personal information over the phone.

Student Loan Scams

County residents are being…

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