Sheriff warns against social security fraud
Sheriff warns against social security fraud

Sheriff warns against social security fraud


The Huron County Sheriff’s Department is warning Upper Thumb residents about a scam involving social security.

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The Huron County Sheriff’s Department is warning county residents about a scam involving social security.

Scammers call people and identify themselves as representatives of the Social Security Commission. They are asking residents if they have received their new Social Security or Medicare card, and offer to sign up for a new card that will last longer, according to a press release from the sheriff’s department.

Sheriff Kelly Hanson said scammers try to obtain sensitive personal information and anyone who receives such a call should immediately hang up and report it to the Social Security Administration.


County residents should always exercise caution when disclosing sensitive personal information such as CPR numbers, credit or debit card numbers or bank details.

They can protect themselves from fraud by hanging up immediately on questionable calls; do not return unknown calls, emails or text messages; asking someone they trust for advice before making major purchases or financial decisions; reporting if they have shared information or suffered a financial loss even though they feel embarrassed; and by sharing this information with others.

For more information, visit https://www.ssa.gov/scam.

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