Social Security schemes on the rise

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New scams that try to steal your Social Security dollars are on the rise. In one common scheme, a fraudster calls you and pretends to be an SSA employee. They say you owe a payment or that you are eligible for more benefits, but you must first confirm your  personal information first. Then, the scammer uses that information to access your account and seize your money.

To learn more about these scams and how to avoid them, read this Bamboozled column on NJ.com.