If it's not .gov, it's not Social Security
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When you go on a road trip, you’re careful; you follow the signs to arrive at the right place. It’s the same online. Read the “internet signs” along the way, or you may be led astray. For example, look for the “dot gov” at the end of the web address. Iit isn’t dot gov, it isn’t the real Social Security website. People are often victimized by misleading advertisers who use terms like "Social Security" or "Medicare" to trick the public. These companies charge a fee for free Social Security services. These services include changing your name and getting a new Social Security card. There’s no need to pay for services Social Security offers for free. Go to www dot social security dot gov. And remember: if it isn’t dot gov, it isn’t Social Security.