Recently there has been an increase in scams targeting those who receive Social Security benefits. These scams come in the form of an email or telephone call stating that your Social Security information needs to be updated in order to receive the most benefits possible. The caller or email message will then ask you to respond with all of your personal information. If you receive one of these calls or emails that looks like it is from the Social Security Administration DO NOT RESPOND. Instead, you can call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to confirm the identity of the Social Security employee who reached out to you.
The image below is a scam email that was received by one of our employees here at Parks & Company. When you click the hyperlink in the email it takes you to a fake Social Security website and asks you to enter all of your personal information in order to update your account.
For more information about the Social Security scams that have been occurring, or contact information for the SSA to report a scam, please use this link: Social Security Administration Scams.