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E-Lert - 08/27/2010 - Social Security Scam
City of DeLand Police e-Lerts
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August 27, 2010

Social Security Scam

The following Scam Alert was received from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office regarding an ongoing scam in their county.


Please be aware of this latest telephone scam designed to trick you into giving out your personal information.  In this scam the caller will tell you that she is a representative of the Social Security Administration.

The caller states that she needs to update your information in order for you to continue to receive benefits.  The caller will give you the choice of coming to Kissimmee to complete the information or doing it over the telephone.  Most people opt for answering the questions over the phone.  The caller will then ask for your full name, amount of benefit and bank deposited in.  The caller also will ask for your age, social security number, bank account number, and a credit card number for a verification reference.


This is a SCAM.  Do not respond to the caller.  If you or anyone you know has been a victim, collect any information gathered during the call and report it to the DeLand Police Department, (386) 734-1711.


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Please do not reply to this email.  If you have information regarding this e-Lert please contact Officer Rod Hancock at 386-740-5885

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