Phishing for seniors? For shame.

Michael Semer
Jun. 18, 2013 by Michael Semer

The Social Security Administration has implemented online access to accounts via their mySocialSecurity portal. Naturally, the cons came out almost immediately, as phishers began spamming seniors to connive them into “creating mySocial Security accounts” on fraudulent sites.

The phishing isn’t restricted to email – scammers are making cold calls, claiming they need to obtain personal data as a way of updating Medicare accounts. Phishing has become the fourth most prevalent form of consumer fraud as of 2012, according to the Better Business Bureau and reporting sources.

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