Franklin Man out $10000 After Falling Victim to New Twist on Social Security Scam

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is issuing a warning about a new twist on an old scam involving Social Security numbers that has already cost a Franklin, Pa. man about $10,000. People are told their Social Security number has been compromised or suspended, rather than saying it was stolen or demanding certain action to receive benefits. Some said the scam artists are impersonating government agencies and threatening arrest if they do not make an immediate payment. D. Covert, 61, of Franklin, received a call from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration who said his Social Security number was compromised, according to Shapiro. He was concerned because he recently filed to start receiving his Social Security benefits. Read more here >>>

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