Scam artists get rich on other people’s Social Security, PIN or account numbers. Keep yours private.
Whether over the telephone, on your doorstep or over the Internet, don’t give your private financial information to a stranger or to someone with whom you haven’t initiated contact. Instead, ask the person contacting you for information in writing. Although you may never receive this information, you give yourself the opportunity to find out whether the offer is legitimate before you act too quickly and give your financial information to a professional scam artist.
See http://www.stopseniorscams.org for helpful information.