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Seniors target of online social security scam

Seniors target of online social security scam

By Daniel Gutierrez. CREATED Jun 20, 2013

New numbers show just how much scam artisits are targeting senior citizens.

Since May 2011, 36,000 seniors nationwide have fallen victim to a number of financial scams, including social security fraud.  

In the latest scam, theives are stealing information, creating online accounts on the Social Security website, and changing direct deposit information, in order to get payments deposited to their personal accounts.

The BBB says it's important seniors set up an online Social Security account before someone else does, and block direct deposit changes.