Avoiding Holiday Scams

Posted at 12:51 PM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 12:51:36-05

A scam is targeting seniors, preying on fears that they could lose Social Security benefits.

Seniors are scared into donating to this fake cause and providing their personal information.

How the Scam Works:

You get a letter in the mail. It seems to be from a nonprofit advocacy group and claims that Congress is attempting to abolish Social Security. Fortunately, this group is working to save the benefits. They are allegedly mailing referendum ballots to every senior citizen in the country, allowing them to vote to keep the government program. 

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