Be on Alert for Fraud Calls.
01/17/2019 - (This article first appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
By Retirees Department Director Nancy Olumekor
When you receive a “cold call” from a federal agency – like the Social Security Administration, the IRS, or the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – it is a fraud call. A “cold call” is an unsolicited call from someone that you did not call, which may include a voicemail to call them back. Cold callers identifying themselves as being from a government agency are committing fraud – they are attempting to get your personal identifying information, such as your social security number, your bank account information, your CSA (Civil Service Annuity) number or your credit