Top five fraud and scam prevention tools

By Stacy Clarkson - Social Security Manager – Portsmouth, OH

Knowledge is power and having the right tools to fight fraud can make a huge difference. Knowledge can also help those you love and want to protect. We put together a list of the five most important resources about Social Security scams you should know about:

• Read and share our fact sheet Beware of Social Security Phone Scams to learn how to spot fake calls and emails at

• Visit our Office of the Inspector General’s Scam Awareness page at for information on phone scams — and how to report them.

• Read our blog post at to learn how to protect your Social Security number from identity theft.

• Create your own personal my Social Security account at to help you keep track of your records and identify any suspicious activity.

• Visit our Fraud Prevention and Reporting page at to understand how we combat fraud.

Please share these resources about scams with your friends and family — and help us spread the word on social media.

By Stacy Clarkson

Social Security Manager – Portsmouth, OH