Susan Tompor: Social Security scammers now text pictures of phony badges

So you just got a text from Social Security and the guy even tried to reassure you that he’s the real deal by texting you a picture of his badge. Should you feel that things are on the up-and-up and respond?

The scammers who are out to steal your Social Security number and your money now have a new game going. They’re not just spoofing phone numbers out of Washington. They’re now impersonating someone from Social Security by sending photos of government badges.

The crooks have created fake versions of ID badges that many federal employees use to gain access to federal buildings.

“The scammers play on emotion, generally

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