It Takes a Village 10591 has learned of an email "phishing" scam targeting older adults. Emails are being sent looking like they come from the Administration on Community Living, ACL, and the Administration on Aging, AoA. They are requesting social security numbers and payments in order to continue receiving benefits. THESE EMAILS ARE FAKE. Do NOT give your social security number or other important information to anyone you do not know personally.
What is Phishing? Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, bank and other financial account, and credit card details (and, directly or indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by pretending to be a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication such as email and text messages. For anyone, but particularly for older and vulnerable adults, phishing can be an opening to fraud and financial abuse.