This past Father’s Day, you might have been inclined to spend some quality time with Dad, maybe take him out camping or fishing. But try to make sure that nobody else tries to “phish” with you or your father. Identity theft is a huge problem and you can help protect those that you love the most.
These days, all people (including fathers and sons) need to be cautious of scams — Internet, mail, and even phone scams — which can damage your credit score and wallet. Scam artists have become shrewd. Any time someone asks for your personal information, you should be wary. Particularly cruel are swindlers who target Social Security beneficiaries.
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Maria Diaz is a public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration. If you have Social Security questions, call (800) firstname.lastname@example.org