Check My Social Security - Scam?


#1

I just received an email titled:
Annual Reminder to Review Your Social Security Statement
It is from no-reply@ssa.gov

It wants me to insert my SSN. Is this a scam?


#2

https://www.investmentnews.com/article/20180919/BLOG05/180919916/determining-if-a-message-from-social-security-is-a-scam

You can go straight to the https://ssa.gov web site and review your Social Security information without clicking the email link. That’s probably the safest thing to do in an age of phishers and scammers.


#3

Thanks, Tom. I did it.


#4

Even if the email link is totally legit, I’d still go to the linked website on my own. It’s just too easy to form the bad habit of clicking email links…