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Cracking Down on Social Security Scams

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The Social Security Administration and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) partner to raise public awareness about Social Security imposter scams during the third annual “Slam the Scam” Day. Social Security scams continue to be a nuisance, the most common being imposters calling and demanding gift cards or other over the phone payments to avoid arrest. These scams have decreased 20% since 2020 thanks to these concentrated efforts and spreading awareness.