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Warning about Fake Emails

Posted on January 19, 2016 by Member Relations

Federal Trade CommissionThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers about fake emails. Criminals are using phishing emails to get your personal information. The latest edition appears to be from the Social Security Administration. The emails look official, but they're just a trick.

Amy Hebert, a Consumer Education Specialist with the FTC, wrote "the email talks about new features from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that can help taxpayers monitor their credit reports, and know about unauthorized use of their Social Security number."

The article above has more information, like what to do if you're not sure if an email is real. We encourage all of our members to read this article and stay up to date on the latest scams.

The FTC is the nation’s consumer protection agency (www.ftc.gov). They work to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices.