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Government Imposter Scams – Protect Yourself!

The ABA Foundation and the Federal Trade Commission recently released a new infographic highlighting the problem of government impostor scams in which scammers contact consumers often claiming that back taxes are owed, that jury duty was missed, or some other transgression, and threaten victims with jail time or fines. Some scammers claim that benefits such as Social Security or Medicare are being withheld for some reason or another in an attempt to trick victims into clicking on a link or handing over personal information.

The infographic below offers tips on how to spot the scam, as well as how to stop and report it. You can also download a printable copy by clicking here.

Government Imposter Scams infographic

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