With the clock ticking on Social Security payments moving from paper to direct deposit, an Area Agency on Aging is asking senior citizens to beware.
With change comes scams, and Joy Paeth, head of the Belleville-based Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois, says never give out your personal information. Starting March 1, the Treasury Department is requiring all Social Security, SSI, VA, and other federal beneficiaries to receive benefits by electronic payment.
To enroll in direct deposit, senior citizens and others receiving federal benefits should call the Treasury’s Go Direct call center at 800-333-1795.
(posted 10:21a.m. 01/12/2013 by Ted Maguire)