This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Avoiding Scams (9780132333856) by Steve Weisman. Available in print and digital formats.
How con artists scam seniors with lies about Social Security and Medicare--and how to recognize those cons when you hear them!
In one common scam, criminals promise they can get the federal government to refund all the Social Security tax payments you’ve ever made--for the proverbial “small fee,” which is usually about $100 and a percentage of the refund. But Social Security tax payments are never refundable. The victims pay, and wait for a refund that never comes….