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Liberty Lake woman warns about possible social security scam

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LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -

A Liberty Lake woman is warning people to take a close look at their mail after she says she became the target of a possible social security scam.

Arlene Galovic says it all started a couple of weeks ago when she got a notice of change of address from the post office. The problem: the new address is listed in New Jersey for a foreclosed home, a home she's not moving to.

“I was very suspicious that something was going on," said Galovic. "But I didn't know what.”

A few days went by and Galovic got another piece of mail thanking her for opening an online account through social security. This is something she says she also never did.

Finally, on Monday Galovic got a third piece of mail. This time it was thanking her for updating her bank account information, stating her next check would be deposited to the new account number.

Once again, Galovic says she never did this.

Galovic contacted social security and was able to stop the changes in their tracks. She doesn't know how someone was able to access her information to change her address and create an online account but wants other to be vigilant.

“Get on top of it immediately,” said Galovic. “And don’t let any time go by."

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