Scam Alert!


Many scammers are taking advantage of this crisis and attempting to get personal details from people.

Social Security Benefits:

The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public about fraudulent letters threatening suspension of Social Security benefits due to COVID-19-related office closures. We will not suspend or discontinue benefits because our offices are closed to the public for in-person service.

Social Security Fraud Advisory


Scammers are offering COVID-19 tests to Medicare beneficiaries in exchange for personal details, including Medicare information. However, the services are unapproved and illegitimate.


Be suspicious of the following:

  • Unsolicited requests for your Medicare or Medicaid number.
  • Anyone who unexpectedly calls or visits offering COVID-19 tests or supplies.
  • Offers or advertisements for COVID-19 testing or treatments on social media sites.

A doctor or other trusted healthcare provider should assess your condition and approve any COVID-19 testing.

If you suspect fraud, contact National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline 866-720-5721.

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