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BBB warns of stolen social security checks

Anyone on social security disability or anyone required to give your social security number to receive benefits is at risk. Anyone on social security disability or anyone required to give your social security number to receive benefits is at risk.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Better Business Bureau is getting ready to issue an alert involving stolen social security checks.

A Valley woman had her social security number compromised, and two of her checks were re-routed to other accounts in Georgia and South Dakota.

Michele Mason with the BBB says anyone on social security disability or anyone required to give your social security number to receive benefits is at risk.

"We found last fall many cases all over the U.S. where they put the money on pre-paid debit cards and then transferred it into a Green Dot Money PAC to eliminate the paper trail," she said.

Mason said it's really hard to safe-guard yourself from this scam. The best thing you can do is keep a close eye on your bank account at all times so you can catch it quickly.

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