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That's Not the Government Calling: Protecting Seniors from the Social Security Impersonation Scam, Hearing Before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, January 29, 2020   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the January 29, 2020 hearing on "That's Not the Government Calling: Protecting Seniors from the Social Security Impersonation Scam," held before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. From the opening statement of Susan M. Collins: "Today the Special Committee on Aging is releasing its updated 2020 Fraud Book. It lists the top 10 scams that have been reported to our Committee over the past year. The good news is that the notorious IRS [Internal Revenue Service] Impersonation Scam, which had been the top scam reported to the Committee for 5 consecutive years, has fallen off dramatically. It used to be No. 1; now it is No. 7. Still a problem, but public awareness has certainly helped to decrease the prevalence of that scam. Unfortunately, the Social Security Impersonation Scam, the topic of this morning's hearing, has risen to take its place. Now, reports of the SSA [Social Security Administration] Scam barely registered as recently as 2017, but then it began to take off, cracking the top 10 scans reported to our Committee's Fraud Hotline in 2018 and becoming the No. 1 reported scam last year as shown on the chart displayed on the monitors." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Andrew Saul, Gail S. Ennis, Machel Anderson, Justin Groshon, and Nora Dowd Eisenhower.

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Serial No. 116-17
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2022
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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