Stop Social Security Scams! Today – March 9th – Is National Slam the Scam Day!

National Slam the Scam Day to stop social security disability related scams.The Social Security Administration declared March 9, 2023, National Slam the Scam Day. The goal is to prevent scammers from stealing your money and personal information. We work very hard to help you obtain Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits, and we understand that receiving these benefits is essential to your well-being. That is why it is important to be aware of potential scams, so you do not lose your income!

Four Signs of Scams

The Social Security Administration identified four signs of a scam:

  1. Scammers pretend to be from a familiar organization or agency, like the Social Security Administration. They may email attachments with official-looking logos, seals, signatures, or pictures of employee credentials.
  2. Scammers mention a problem or a prize. They may say your Social Security number was involved in a crime or ask for personal information to process a benefit increase.
  3. Scammers pressure you to act immediately. They may threaten you with arrest or legal action.
  4. Scammers tell you to pay using a gift card, prepaid debit card, cryptocurrency, wire or money transfer, or by mailing cash. They may also ask you to transfer your money to a “safe” account.

If you observe any of these signs, you should report the scam to the Social Security Administration.

Protect Yourself – Social Security Will Never Do the Following Things, But Scammers Will

Scammers may call, email, text, write or send you a message on social media claiming to be a Social Security Administration employee. They may claim to need your personal information or payment to activate a cost-of-living adjustment. The Social Security Administration also advises that it will never do the following:

  • Threaten you with arrest or legal action because you don’t agree to pay money immediately.
  • Suspend your Social Security number.
  • Claim to need personal information or payment to activate a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) or other benefits increase.
  • Pressure you to take immediate action, including sharing personal information.
  • Ask you to pay with gift cards, prepaid debit cards, wire transfers, cryptocurrency, or by mailing cash.
  • Threaten to seize your bank account.
  • Offer to move your money to a “protected” bank account.
  • Demand secrecy.

Our office works tirelessly to help you get Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits. You can call our office at (610) 446-3457, or you can click here to send an email to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys. We will explain the process, guide you and fight to get and keep the benefits you need.