Scam and Identify Theft Prevention and Reporting
Identity theft and scams are on the rise in every form imaginable. Phone calls, e-mails, and texts from well-known institutions and local numbers are occurring every day. If you feel that you have received a phone call, text, or e-mail that is indeed a scam, DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION. Contact the correct agency for the type of scam that was attempted, (i.e., social security should be reported to the SSA hotline) and report the incident. If you feel your identity has been stolen or if you have given out any information to a potential scammer, contact our department.
Use the links below to learn more about what to do when your identity is stolen or how to avoid and report scams.
- United States Senate Special Committee on Aging: The committee was designed to investigate scams and frauds. For more information or to report a scam use the link and or phone number listed. https://www.aging.senate.gov/fraud-hotline or 1-855-303-9470
- USA Gov website http://www.usa.gov/identity-theft
- Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-avoid-scam
- Social Security Administration http://www.ssa.gov/antifraudfacts.com or 1-800-269-0271