A recent study by the Consumer Federation of India (CFIA) has revealed that scams involving social security payment, including in the form of SMS or phone calls, have been on the rise in the last three years.
The study conducted by the CFAI has found that scams targeting social security or health insurance payment are growing, with a total of 735 scams reported in the past three years, according to the CFI.
These scams have involved the scammer asking for payment from a social security number, then asking for the beneficiary to contact the scammers.
This could result in the recipient getting a fake number, and then having to pay a higher amount, the CFEI has said.
According to the study, fraudsters are also targeting the elderly, people who have dependents, and disabled people.
The CFAIA report also found that social security numbers, such as the Social Security Number Card (SSN), are also used for fraudsters.
This is because the scam is usually aimed at paying the victim for money, and the person is then left with the bill.
“The scam is the result of people being unable to get their SSN from the government or private companies and are being scammers to try and collect money,” the CFO of CFA Iyanlal Jain said.
The CFA said that the scamsters use SSNs as a “passive identifier” for the scumbags, so that the scammed person does not have to disclose the SSN to authorities.
“These scammers are able to evade detection by being stealthy and avoid detection from the law enforcement authorities,” Jain added.
The report also revealed that scamsters also use Social Security Numbers to target vulnerable people, especially those who are in poverty.
“While a victim might have received the scam through a legitimate e-mail, the scambots use the SSNs of vulnerable people as a passive identifier to make payments for their services,” the report said.