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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

National Slam the Scam Day


National Slam the Scam Day

March 7, 2024


On National Slam the Scam Day and throughout the year, here are the tools to recognize Social Security-related scams and stop scammers from stealing your money and personal information. 


Help protect your loved ones and people in your community this Slam the Scam Day by: 


  • Educating them about government imposter scams. Let them know they shouldn’t be embarrassed to report if they shared personal information or suffered a financial loss. It is important to report the scam as quickly as possible. 

  • Sharing our Scam Alertfact sheet and helping educate others about how to protect themselves. 


Watch out! Scammers target everyone.


How to avoid a scam:


• Remain calm. Talk to someone you trust.


• Hang up or ignore the message. DO NOT click on links or

attachments.


• Protect your money. Criminals will insist that you pay in a hard-to-trace

manner, such as with a gift card, prepaid debit card, cryptocurrency, wire

transfer, money transfer, or by mailing cash.


• Protect your personal information. Be skeptical of a contact you

didn’t initiate.


• Spread the word. Share your knowledge of Social Security-related

scams. Post on social media using the hashtag #SlamtheScam to

share your experience and warn others. Visit ssa.gov/scam for more

information. Please also share with your friends and family.


Report Social Security-related scams to the Social Security Office of the Inspector General (OIG).



Visit www.ssa.gov/scam for more information and follow SSA OIG on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to stay up to date on the latest scam tactics.


Repost #SlamtheScam information on social media to keep your friends and family safe.

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