Government letter 'looks' like scam, but is it?

Posted at 6:41 PM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 20:41:49-05

Some of you are letting me know about getting a letter from the government.

It states that you're a victim of a massive hack.

It comes from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and says your Social Security number and other personal information has been stolen.

And it offers ID and credit monitoring.

But to get those things, you have to log in and give them personal information.

So you're asking is it a scam, or no scam. Turns out, it is NOT a scam.

If you get the letter, make sure to go to the legitimate government site to check it out.

That way you'll stay away from some of the inevitable scams that will surround this.

In fact, the Federal Trade Commission  says scammers are already calling, claiming people are victims and asking for personal information.

The government says no one will call or email you about this.

They are only sending out letters and advise never giving any personal information to anyone you don't know or haven't confirmed.

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