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Social Security protection

Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

As a victim of Social Security identity theft twice in the past year, I am suggesting to all Social Security recipients that they put a “hold” on their Social Security payments.

This is a new, simple process done by going to the Social Security office with photo ID and Social Security card you can prevent hackers from stealing your benefits. After you put the “hold” on your account, it cannot be changed unless you go to the office with proper ID to request a change.

The government will not notify you of this safety process. Don’t find out the hard way like I did that you can prevent Social Security theft.

It may take a little effort to go to the Social Security office, but it’s worth it to prevent theft of money you have coming.

Don’t let the bad guys win.

William Brodrick

Algonquin

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