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Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department issues Scam Alert

LAPEER COUNTY, MI – Beware of the latest Social Security scam that’s making the rounds.Social Security

There are reports of seniors getting a phone call from someone who identifies themselves as a representative of the Social Security Administration.

The caller proceeds to tell them that they will lose their benefits unless they call a certain number. In these types of cases, this is a phony number designed to obtain your Social Security number or other personal information.

The Social Security Administration says it may have an employee contact you by phone. However, if you are unsure about the authenticity of the person contacting you, call their toll free number 1-800-772-1213, to verify the reason for the contact and the person’s identity prior to providing any information to the caller.

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