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About the Area Agency on Aging

The Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission (ATRC), Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a part of a state-wide aging network that provides a variety of Home and Community based services to the region’s senior and disabled populations and their caregivers. As one of thirteen AAA offices in the state, the Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission has proudly served the region for more than 45 years. The counties served include Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Marengo, Monroe, Perry, Sumter, Washington, and Wilcox. The AAA works with public agencies and private businesses to provide a full range of health, education and social services with the goal of fostering independence and improving the quality of life for those we serve.

With many overlapping federal and state programs, individuals seeking help often need assistance understanding which services are available and whether they qualify. The AAA can provide information and assistance to help people access public and private supports and services. The AAA manages programs funded by the Federal Older Americans Act as well programs funded by the state of Alabama.

For information and assistance, call (334) 682-5206 or 888-617-0500.

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This is what a Social Security scam sounds like

December 27, 2018
by Jennifer Leach
Acting Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC

Earlier this month, we told you about a growing scam: people pretend to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and try to get your Social Security number or your money. That scam is now growing exponentially. To compare: in 2017, we heard from 3,200 people about SSA imposter scams, and those people reported losing nearly $210,000. So far THIS year: more than 35,000 people have reported the scam, and they tell us they’ve lost $10 million.
Here’s what one of those scam calls sound like:

Scammers are saying your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because of suspicious activity, or because it’s been involved in a crime. Sometimes, the scammer wants you to confirm your SSN to reactivate it. Sometimes, he’ll say your bank account is about to be seized – but he’ll tell you what to do to keep it safe. (Often, that involves putting your money on gift cards and giving him the codes – which, of course, means that your money is gone.)
Oh, and your caller ID often shows the real SSA phone number (1-800-772-1213) when these scammers call – but they’re faking that number. It’s not the real SSA calling.
Here's what to know:
• Your Social Security number is not about to be suspended. You don’t have to verify your number to anyone who calls out of the blue. And your bank accounts are not about to be seized.
• SSA will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards. Anyone who tells you to do those things is a scammer. Every time.
• The real SSA number is 1-800-772-1213, but scammers are putting that number in the caller ID. If you’re worried about what the caller says, hang up and call 1-800-772-1213 to speak to the real SSA. Even if the wait time is long, confirm with the real SSA before responding to one of these calls.
• Never give any part of your Social Security number to anyone who contacts you. Or your bank account or credit card number.
If you get one of these calls, tell the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint
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This is what a Social Security scam sounds like

December 27, 2018 
by Jennifer Leach
Acting Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC 

Earlier this month, we told you about a growing scam: people pretend to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and try to get your Social Security number or your money. That scam is now growing exponentially. To compare: in 2017, we heard from 3,200 people about SSA imposter scams, and those people reported losing nearly $210,000. So far THIS year: more than 35,000 people have reported the scam, and they tell us they’ve lost $10 million.
Here’s what one of those scam calls sound like:
 
Scammers are saying your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because of suspicious activity, or because it’s been involved in a crime. Sometimes, the scammer wants you to confirm your SSN to reactivate it. Sometimes, he’ll say your bank account is about to be seized – but he’ll tell you what to do to keep it safe. (Often, that involves putting your money on gift cards and giving him the codes – which, of course, means that your money is gone.)
Oh, and your caller ID often shows the real SSA phone number (1-800-772-1213) when these scammers call – but they’re faking that number. It’s not the real SSA calling.
Heres what to know:
• Your Social Security number is not about to be suspended. You don’t have to verify your number to anyone who calls out of the blue. And your bank accounts are not about to be seized.
• SSA will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards. Anyone who tells you to do those things is a scammer. Every time.
• The real SSA number is 1-800-772-1213, but scammers are putting that number in the caller ID. If you’re worried about what the caller says, hang up and call 1-800-772-1213 to speak to the real SSA. Even if the wait time is long, confirm with the real SSA before responding to one of these calls.
• Never give any part of your Social Security number to anyone who contacts you. Or your bank account or credit card number.
If you get one of these calls, tell the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint

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The gifts for our stars have begun to fill our tree! It is so much fun watching the proud happy faces as the gifts come in! The joy of giving is on all the faces!

The Alabama Tombigbee Region has truly shown their hearts for our seniors and those with disabilities!! All 57 stars have gone out! We wants to offer our most heart felt thank you to everyone that has made this cause a part of their Christmas! These precious people will have a wonderful Christmas because you all have shown them love! ... See MoreSee Less

The Alabama Tombigbee Region has truly shown their hearts for our seniors and those with disabilities!! All 57 stars have gone out! We wants to offer our most heart felt thank you to everyone that has made this cause a part of their Christmas! These precious people will have a wonderful Christmas because you all have shown them love!
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