West Virginians Warned About Social Security Scam

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Associated Press

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Updated Tue, Mar 11, 2014 9:55 am

State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginians about a scam involving social security benefits.

Morrisey says callers are impersonating a Social Security Administration employee and telling citizens their benefits have been underpaid and need to be adjusted.

The scammers are targeting senior citizens and telling them their benefits will be fixed if they provide their banking information.

Morrisey says citizens should always be wary of aggressive callers or deals that seem to be too good to be true. And he says not to give out personal information, such as Social Security numbers, bank routing numbers or credit card numbers.

Consumers are urged to report the call to the attorney general's consumer protection division at 1-800-368-8808 or online at www.wvago.gov.

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