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Scam Targets Seniors' Social Security Benefits

5:31 PM, Sep 27, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Some seniors who receive social security are finding themselves short of cash.

Identity thieves are targeting them by getting their hands on their name and bank account. 

Then, the crooks reroute the benefits to their own accounts and prepaid debit cards.

The scam is taking off just as the Social Security Administration prepares to switch beneficiaries from paper checks to direct deposit. 

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