Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Warn of Impersonation Scam Involving Credentials and Badges

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From the Social Security Administration:

Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Warn of Impersonation Scam Involving Credentials and Badges

May 20, 2022

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New reports show that scammers are reviving an old tactic to gain trust. Scammers are emailing and texting pictures of real and doctored law enforcement credentials and badges to prove they are legitimate and scam people out of money. Scammers may change the picture or use a different name, agency, or badge number, but the basic scam is the same.

Federal law enforcement agencies are warning the public to be skeptical of…

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