Scam Targeting Seniors and Veterans that Attempts to Switch Bank Deposit Information

Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning senior citizens and military veterans to be wary of a new scam that attempts to switched their monthly bank deposit to a con artist’s bank account. The scam begins by someone pretending to be an employee of a bank, the Social Security Administration, or a veteran organizations, and claims the victim’s benefit deposit must be reverified following “suspicious activity.” Once the victim provides their personal, banking, and account login information, the scammer has what they need to steal the victim’s identity and make unauthorized direct deposit changes. Kentuckians are reminded to not respond to unknown callers and never provide personal information to unknown and unverified people.

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