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BY DEB ESCOBAR, on January 12, 2018

My house phone kept ringing the other day, but I let the calls go through to voicemail. The message purported to be from the IRS, saying I had a "serious impropriety" on my tax returns and that if I did not call them back within 24 hours the police would execute a warrant for my arrest. The caller ID identified the number as coming from Littleton, Colorado. I knew this was a scam but was annoyed at the fact that they were so persistent, phoning several times over two days. I called my local police department and spoke to an officer who informed me that there



The Social Security Administration (SSA) and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) launched a joint Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign addressing a nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. Social Security and the OIG continue to receive reports from across the country about fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be Social Security employees. Calls can even “spoof” Social Security’s national customer service number as the incoming number on the caller ID. The new PSAs will air on TV and radio stations across the country to alert the public to remain vigilant



By DEB ESCOBAR 19 October 2019

One of my Facebook friends posted this morning how upset she became to receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from Medicare and trying to confirm her address because "new cards were coming out." He also wanted her to confirm her Medicare number. He had limited information on her, knew the area that she lived in but not her complete address.

Scammers are getting more proficient, and are often able to research their potential victims and get some personal information that makes them look legitimate. Seniors across the country are receiving calls from con