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Campus Notices

Social Security: Measures you can take to prevent fraud

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Measures you can take to prevent fraud

  • “Do not routinely carry your Social Security card
  • Never say your SSN aloud in public
  • Beware of phishing scams (emails, internet links, and phone calls) to trick you into revealing personal information
  • Create a my Social Security account to help you keep track of your records and identify any suspicious activity
  • Consider adding these blocks to your account with us:
    • The eServices block — It prevents anyone, including you, from seeing or changing your personal information on the internet. Once we add the block, you or your representative will need to visit your local field office to request removal of the block.
    • The Direct Deposit Fraud Prevention block — This prevents anyone, including you, from enrolling in direct deposit or changing your address or direct deposit information through my Social Security or a financial institution (via auto-enrollment). Once we add the block, you or your representative will need to visit your local field office to request removal of the block or make any future changes to direct deposit or contact information.
  • Visit If You Want Extra Security to get information regarding extra security
  • Read OIG's Protecting Personal Information publication for 10 Tips to Protect Personal Information and several actions to take if you suspect identity theft”

For more information, please go to https://www.ssa.gov/antifraudfacts/

 

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