Per Social Security, today is "Slam the Scam Day."
I received the following information from Social Security. SS usually come around when I'm about to turn one year older. This time, they provided timely advice about how to recognize four basic signs of a scam:
- They pretend to be from a familiar organizaiton, like Social Security Administration.
- Mention a prize or use scare tactics that your SS was involved in a crime.
- Apply pressure to get you to act quickly.
- Tell you to pay a fee using whatever method you want to transfer $$$
The websites they provided is: www.ssa.gov/scam
FYI. I celebrated International Women's Day via invitation from my local Title Company. The Guest Speaker is heavily involved in Make-A-Wish, which I have always been fond of because a dear friend of mine had a son who was born with a birth defect and was never promised to live long. Make-A-Wish was very instrumental in providing much needed happiness to Christopher and his mom.
When we had a break, I asked Manu, the woman who has also been blessed by Make-A-Wish because her daughter was also a recipient of good wishes for her little girl if those direct mail cards we get in the mail for Make-A-Wish was legitamate because they come regularly for donations for many different organizations. She told me, she was also skeptical and investigated and said, those blue Direct Mail Cards I get in the mail are legit and the clothing donations you give really do go to benefit children by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Michael Jacobs - I agree with you 100%
There are two things that never to go away permanent, roaches and ants. Thanks goodness I haven't had to deal with roaches, but ants come at certain times during summer and I just have to deal with the pesty things. Thankfully, ants are temporary and I can get rid of them.
Scammers just keep finding annoying ways to penetrate through cyberspace and it is a year round challenge. Get rid of one; another one takes its place.
Scammers begone! Mischievous and annoying, aren't they?