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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Beware of Phone Scams Social Security Admin. Does Not Call for Personal Data

 


If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Likewise, if it sounds too dark and negative, it may not be true.

The telephone in all of its assets is also a pipeline for scammers trying to get into your personal data, from bank account numbers to Social Security numbers. Fear is one of their biggest tactics.

Cheyenne County Sheriff Adam Frerichs said the department receives at least three to five reports of scam calls every day. The calls vary from reports of a family member in a distant jail and needing bail money to a caller identifying as a federal employee regarding a fraudulent ac...



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