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Officials: Social Security scam claimed over $37M in 2019


January 31, 2020

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The Social Security Administration recorded nearly 500,000 complaints about attempted impersonation of agency employees alleging issues with a Social Security number, according to Gail Ennis the Social Security Administration's inspector general.

The Senate Aging Committee held a hearing in Washington on Wednesday chaired by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in an effort to educate people on how to avoid scams.

Seniors are not the only demographic at risk, records indicate that young people are twice as likely to fall victim to the scam, The Sun Journal reported.

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