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Senior citizens at risk of social security scams

Senior citizens are among those most targeted by cellphone and email scams. Common scams include posing as a Social Security Administration employee and telling the recipient that benefits will be taken away upon non-payment, or even posing as a loved one and informing their target that they have gotten in trouble and need financial assistance to help them out. Jake Erickson, the director of the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Door County, said scammers will almost always attempt to apply pressure on their target.

 

    

 

Erickson recommended waiting and taking action only after assurance that the call or email is legit, and said the ADRC can provide assistance for those who have concerns or questions about potential scams.

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