The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a scam alert this week notifying consumers that it has received an up-tick in complaints that scammers are calling consumers claiming they are from the Social Security Administration.

The scammers tell the individual that there has been a computer problem at the Social Security Administration and that they need

Not to be left out, plaintiffs filed suit against CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield late last week for the hacking incident the insurer suffered in May, which resulted in unknown intruders gaining access to names, dates of birth, email addresses and subscriber identification numbers of approximately 1.1 million members. CareFirst has indicated that the incident did