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Social Security Scam Happens in Minnesota, How to Protect Yourself





MINNEAPOLIS, MN– This morning, I was alerted by way of a phone call from a suspicious number that my Social Security Number was “compromised”, the robotic voice on the end of the line suggested that I call 210-469-8113 to clear things up. DISCLAIMER: !!! DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER IT IS A SCAM NUMBER: 210-469-8113!!!





I did no such thing, I did not call that number, I did what most people would do in this situation: I panicked and started to sweat profusely. Just kidding. I did some internet research and found that this was a scam and that I needed to let authorities know. I filed a report with OIG and gave a call to the real Social Security people.





Being around tax time, one can estimate why someone would want to steal a social security number, that could be why this phone call scam is on the rise throughout America, and now happening in Minnesota.





That said, be aware of your credit standing and your personal information and your finances, in general. Also, dig deeper, get the information and make a report.





I found out the somewhat easy way after reading articles and waiting on hold for 40 minutes to talk to Pamela with Social Security. She said that this scam has been going on for years, and now the scammers have become wiser and are using more sophisticated techniques such as mimicking the Social Security number itself. She thanked me for reporting my incident and apologized that I was a victim of this scam.





Hopefully you avoid becoming a victim as well, and do not panic if you receive this type of call. To safeguard yourself, you can check your Social Security information at 800-772-1213 — the Social Security Administration’s national customer service line. As I discovered, they were very helpful.





Also, anyone receiving a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from the SSA should contact the Office of the Inspector General at 800-269-0271 or oig.ssa.gov/report.

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A Sign of Unstable Job Market for Horses: St Paul Ends Horse Patrols

Valentine’s Day, signaled unstable Job markets for horses, as St Paul ended horse patrols indefinitely. Saddled with high taxes and higher co2 emmissions from equestrians, the patrol officially ended. Long faces were seen everywhere as this patrol galloped into the sunset.

Protesters shut down Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’ press conference, demanding new leadership now, continued unrest

In an odd turn of events, the protesters attempted to oust Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges calling for her and her entire staff to resign.

This action come in lieu of the recent tragic shooting of Justine Damond, chief of police Harteau was asked to resign yesterday in relation to this event.

At the press conference, a group of protesters from a Justine rally appear to take over the meeting and demand that Hodges also resign.

Hodges made no remarks to signify if she were or were not to resign, simply leaving the conference abruptly.

‘There is no right to be offended’; The Similarities in Groups

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“Of course, that’s true. Moral and cultural relativism is a very dangerous phenomenon. What you routinely hear from some extremist Muslim pundits, whether religious or political, is a discourse that is anti-Semitic, homophobic, misogynistic. The same Leftists would not tolerate that coming from any other group. But somehow people turn a blind eye to it because it is coming from this group.” -Salman Rushdie

This passage in particular, although the entire article is well written, sticks out to me as extremely powerful and poignantly relevant to American society today.  I feel that in America this hasty generalization also exists between race, political, and gender groups, and there is no end to the propagation of oppressive institutions by their moral movements.  These acts, prejudices, assumptions, create and ignite a new brand of hatred and separation between a group of individuals that should be united as one, come together to resolve–that is not so different.  I feel that any progress to resolve such conflicts is squelched by the use of stereotypical labels, afforded by those, individuals or groups, who feel slighted, wrong, or subjected to injustice.  The characteristics, actions, and makeup of one person within a group does not absolutely define the group as a whole entirely, no matter which other group suggests this as fact.  In order to work for a positive and peaceful future as one, we must stop using hateful tools of the past in order to create anew, all of us.

Some people are too focused on the differences to see the similarities.

See Article: “There is no right to be offended”