Inspector General Of Social Security Warns About Social Security Administration (SSA) impersonation schemes.
In one case, an automated recording states the person’s Social Security number (SSN) “has been suspended for suspicion of illegal activity,” and the person should contact a provided phone number immediately to resolve the issue.
The call concludes by stating if the person does not contact the provided phone number, the person’s assets will be frozen until the alleged issue is resolved.
In another case, a caller claims to be from “SSA headquarters” and waits for the person to provide personal information, such as an SSN, address, and date of birth. Avoid providing information such as your SSN or bank account numbers to unknown persons over the phone or internet unless you are certain of who is receiving it.
SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen confirm personal information over the phone.
If a person receives a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA, citizens should report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA or the OIG, should be directed to your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy.
Those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can call Social Security’s TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.
DON’T MISS DINE WITH A DOC® AUG. 1
Senior Education Ministries, in partnership with Generations and Vincennes University, will be presenting Dine with a Doc® on Aug. 1, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beckes Student Union Food Court, 1101 N. 2nd St, on the Vincennes University Campus.
The program is free to the public, and a free lunch sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care will be provided. This month’s speaker will be Connie Wilson, Cardiac Rehab/Sleep Technologist with Daviess Community Hospital. This program provides the opportunity to fellowship with peers while receiving valuable information from our medical community. If you would like more information about Dine with a doc® you may visit www.dinewithadoc.com. Please RSVP by contacting Cathy Jones at 1-800-742-9002.
REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2018 TRAILBLAZER 5K
Generations’ annual Trailblazer 5K is on the horizon! This year’s event will take place on Aug. 11, 2018 with a new race route that includes the beautiful and newly restored Kimmel Park along the banks of the Wabash. For more information on this event and to register, visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org and click on the Trailblazer 5k tab.
The summer issue will be coming soon! Our magazine is geared toward adults in pre-retirement and retirement years and promotes active aging and preventive health. It is published three times a year and is free to subscribers. All we need is your name and address. If you would like to receive future copies of the magazine, contact Brenda Hancock at 812-888-5146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brenda is a Community Resource Coordinator with Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability. She can be reached at email@example.com. Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Services Division. Our agency connects individuals and caregivers to community resources and options for long-term care and in-home services. For more information, call 1-800-742-9002 or 812-888-5880 or visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org.