Social Security Request Checkout Scam

What is a Social Security Checkout scam?

We have received numerous reports lately that some websites, especially those targeting teens on social media sites, are requesting an SSN at checkout. Typically, teens do not comprehend the damages that can be done by giving away your information like this. Usually, once the scammer has received the SSN and the payment, they will also most likely not send the product they purchased, or will send a low quality knock-off. The point of this scam is identity gathering and financial fraud. 

How can you stay safe?

Make sure your children know that they should never give their SSN to anyone online under any circumstance. Consider monitoring your child’s online usage to make sure they are not visiting any suspicious websites.

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