SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

Inspector General Declares March 5 National “Slam the Scam” Day

Victims lost nearly $153 million just in the 2019 fiscal year alone.

The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration has declared March 5, 2020 as National “Slam the Scam” Day in an attempt to raise awareness for government phone scams. The scams, in which callers pretend to be government employees to get people to reveal personal information or make payments, has become the number one type of consumer fraud reported to…

Cass County Sheriff Warns Public of Phone Scam

The Sheriff's Office is not aware of anyone that has fallen victim to the scam.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is informing the public of a scam sweeping through the F-M area. The Sheriff’s Office says scammers are “spoofing” their phone number and making it look as if phone calls are coming from a legitimate source. One individual told the Sheriff’s Office the scammer advised them that they were from the Social Security…

Minnesota Commerce Department Warns Against Nationwide Robocall Scheme

The Commerce Department says phone scammers often use fear tactics to extract money and personal information from victims.

St. Paul, MN–The Minnesota Department of Commerce urges consumers to take precautions against potential robocall scams. The Commerce Department says advances in technology allow scammers to utilize auto-dialers to reach thousands of phones every minutes for a low cost, causing a nation-wide influx of robocalls. Last year, the star tribune reported that Minnesotans receive an average of eight “machine-made” calls…

Social Security Administration Announces Top Baby Names for North Dakota in 2016

Harper and Olivia tied for the top name for girls, with 65 apiece

  NORTH DAKOTA — There will be a large number of kindergarteners named Oliver, Harper and Olivia in the year 2021. The Social Security Administration says those were the most popular names for babies born in North Dakota last year. There were 73 boys named Oliver born in 2016. Harper and Olivia tied for the top name for girls, with…