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There is a new threat to the public when it comes to Social Security. No longer is someone impersonating a Social Security employee one of the biggest threats to the public, now misleading advertising is becoming very prevalent.
Jack Myers with Social Security indicates businesses are charging for services that are free through them:
Some groups are trying to sell you Social Security replacement card forms for $30-$40 when there is no actual charge for the form if you get one yourself. Myers believes the public is accustomed to paying fees for a lot of government forms or services, so that doesn't raise a red flag when in fact, it should, as there is no charge for many of the things Social Security offers.