The Nationwide wave of Social Security imposter scams has reached Tom Green County. Claiming to be a government authority is a way that scammers trick people, often senior citizens, into sending money. In the past few months, Social Security imposter reports have greatly increased. The Inspector General of Social Security is warning citizens about a caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Office of the Inspector General’s Fraud Hotline phone number. OIG employees do not place outgoing calls from the Fraud Hotline 800 number. Citizens should not engage with these calls, provide personal information, or send money to the caller via pre-paid gift or Visa cards.
The United Way of the Concho Valley is hoping to make a difference in the lives of former military members. This year’s "Day of Caring" theme will be “Operation Hope Delivered.” It's scheduled for Friday, May 10th and sponsored by H-E-B. They are soliciting help from the community in gathering new household and personal items to be placed in baskets and delivered to veterans beginning May 17th. A list of items accepted and collection locations is posted on the United Way’s website. Cash Donations for supplies may be brought to the United Way office at 955 Turner Street anytime before May 10th.
The San Angelo Elks are partnering with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of the Concho Valley for a drug take-back program on April 27th. This program allows citizens to properly dispose of unneeded, expired, or other people’s drugs. From 10 am to 2 pm, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, located at 3553 West Houston Harte will have experts on hand to take back all prescription drugs that citizens wish to dispose of.