Protect yourself from Social Security Scams

From the Social Security Website:  

Protect yourself from Social Security Scams

Scammers are pretending to be government employees. Scammers will try to scare and trick you into giving them your personal information and money. They may threaten you or your family and may demand immediate payment to avoid arrest or other legal action.
DON’T BE FOOLED!
IF YOU RECEIVE A SUSPICIOUS CALL:
1. Hang up!

2. DO NOT give them money or personal
information!

3. Report the scam at OIG.SSA.GOV!

Social Security may call you in
some situations but will never

• Threaten you
• Suspend your Social Security Number
• Demand immediate payment from you
• Require payment by cash, gift card, pre-paid debit card, or wire transfer
• Ask for gift card numbers over the phone or to wire or mail cash

What to look out for

The call or email says there is a problem with your Social Security Number or account.

Someone asking you to pay a fine or debt with retail gift cards, wire transfers, pre-paid debit cards, internet currency, or by mailing cash.

Scammers pretend they’re from Social Security or another government agency. Caller ID or documents sent by email may look official but they are not.

Callers threaten you with arrest or other legal action.

Protect yourself, friends, and family!

• If you receive a questionable call, hang up and report it at oig.ssa.gov
• Don’t be embarrassed to report if you shared personal information or suffered a financial loss
• Learn more at oig.ssa.gov/scam
• Share this information with others

Report a Scam

 

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Thames Valley Communications is proud to be part of the Gales Ferry, Groton, Mystic, Pawcatuck, Stonington, and Naval Submarine Base New London communities.

We show that by sponsoring and participating in local town and city events throughout the year.

You can find us participating in town and city parades, 5k fun runs, summer concert series, local high school team and booster events, and at the Stonington Borough Farmers Market.

Our team volunteers with the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Gemma E. Moran Food Bank, United Way of Southeastern CT, Special Olympics of CT, and many more local community service organizations.

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2019 TVC Sponsored Events

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  • Stonington Borough Farmers Market
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  • City of Groton July 4th Parade
  • SECT United Way’s Day of Giving
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  • Esker Point Beach Concert Series
  • Washington Park Concert Series
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  • Groton Rotary Club’s Golf Tournament
  • Fairview’s Art of Chocolate
  • Mystic Eats
  • 11th Annual Garlic Festival at Olde Mystick Village
  • Groton Fall Festival
  • City of Groton Halloween Trick or Trunk Party