ATLANTA — A caution for seniors!! There are many financial scams out there to trick you out of your money.
If you get a call from Social Security or the IRS, hang up. It’s a scam.
Or, if Microsoft calls to fix a computer virus, or if you get a letter or call that you’ve won the lottery, hang up!
Never give out your Social Security number or bank information over the phone, ever.
If you suspect a scammer has called you, contact your local police department.
Information on financial scams from the Georgia Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division:
Go to: www.consumer.ga.gov or call 404-651-8600
Details on top scams targeting seniors in health care; medicines; health insurance fraud; counterfeit prescription drugs; funeral and cemetery scams; email phishing scams; investment schemes; homeowner reverse mortgage scams; sweepstakes and lottery scams; fraudulent anti-aging products; telemarketing scams; internet fraud.