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Cybersecurity - Social Security

You worked your whole career, and paid all of your Social Security taxes, and now someone wants to apply for your benefits. 
 

Social Security considerations:

  • Do not routinely carry your Social Security card.
  • Never say your SSN aloud in public.
  • Beware of phishing scams (emails, internet links, and phone calls) trying to trick you into revealing personal information.
  • Create a personal mySocial Security account to help you keep track of your records and identify any suspicious activity.
  • Consider adding these blocks to your account with us:The eServices block — This prevents anyone, including you, from seeing or changing your personal information on the internet. Once we add the block, you or your representative will need to contact your local office to request removal of the block.
  • The Direct Deposit Fraud Prevention block — This prevents anyone, including you, from enrolling in direct deposit or changing your address or direct deposit information through my Social Security or a financial institution (via auto-enrollment). Once we add the block, you or your representative will need to contact your local office to request removal of the block. You will need to do the same to make any future changes to direct deposit or contact information.
  • Visit If You Want Extra Security to get information regarding extra security.