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Social Security impersonation scam impacting Montanans across the state

 

August 23, 2019



Two weeks ago a man in Havre gave out his Social Security number to a scammer. This week a woman in Great Falls became another victim. Calls are being received across the state of Montana by persons pretending to be Social Security Administration employees. The intent of these calls is to steal the victim's identity and/or money directly from their bank account.

The calls often sound official and are designed by con-artists to get around their victim's logic and caution by creating a sense of urgency and fear. Various versions have been reported throughout Montana: claiming the recipient's...



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