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KCASI News

Linda MacDonald, MSAC Chairperson & KCASI Member

KCASI partners with the MI Senior Advocates Council (MSAC) to work on legislation benefitting older adults, such as elder abuse prevention, nursing home quality regulations, guardianship reform, increased funding for meals on wheels and other in-home services.  Dr. Allan Wilke is the delegate representing the Kalamazoo County Area Agency on Aging IIIA.

KCASI Alerts

How to Report a Robocall in Michigan: 

The best way to deal with robocalls is to simply hang up or don’t answer the phone if you don’t recognize the number. Important calls, including those from COVID-19 contract tracers, will likely leave you a voicemail. However, to aid investigators in their efforts to hold robocallers accountable, certain pieces of information are extremely helpful to the department’s efforts to investigate, particularly when submitted to the Attorney General’s office as part of an official complaint:

  • Robocaller’s phone number;   
  • Your phone number and service provider (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc.);  
  • The date and time of the robocall;
  • Whether the robocall was soliciting goods or services; and
  • The topic of the robocall scam (e.g. student loans, Social Security numbers, IRS liability, etc.). 

To file a robocall complaint and learn more about Michigan’s Robocall Crackdown Initiative, visit the Attorney General’s website.

Beware of Social Security scams on the Web and Social Media!

Web Links on Scams:

Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul warns the public about fraudulent phone calls: www.youtube.com/socialsecurity

Report a Social Security Phone Scam: oig.ssa.gov

What you should do if you receive a suspicious Social Security phone call: https://faq.ssa.gov/en-us/Topic/article/KA-10018

Phone Scam Alert TV and Radio Public Service Announcement: https://www.ssa.gov/news/psa.html

Social Media Posts on Scams:

Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul warns the public about fraudulent phone calls from individuals falsely claiming to be Social Security employees. Watch now: http://ow.ly/pXhK50y3l3D

If you receive a suspicious Social Security call: 1) Hang up. 2) Do not provide personal information, money, or retail gift cards. 3) Report suspicious calls at: ow.ly/LkfN50xhr8Y. For more info on how to protect yourself, check out the FAQ: ow.ly/AwIc50xhrkd.

Social Security takes protecting your personal information seriously. Please see this important message from the Social Security Commissioner on how to protect yourself from phone scams: http://ow.ly/BY3i50xIgfN

Please watch this important message from Social Security Commissioner Saul to protect yourself from telephone scammers pretending to be government employees: http://ow.ly/BY3i50xIgfN

Scammers go to great lengths to trick you out of your personal information, but you can help keep your records safe. Learn how at: http://ow.ly/genw50xhqad

That call is not from Social Security. Don’t fall victim to scammers. Learn how you can protect your information at #SocialSecurityMatters: http://ow.ly/AGca50xhpUa

Beware of #scams and caller-ID “spoofing” schemes! Learn how to protect yourself from fraudsters here: http://ow.ly/qfp150wg7Lr

What should you do if you get a call claiming there’s a problem with your Social Security number or account? Answer: http://ow.ly/4l1G50xhp6g

Beware of Social Security scams! Learn how to protect yourself here: http://ow.ly/oFFs50xhnSX. Share this info with your family and friends.


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