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Are SafeLink free government phones a scam?

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While SafeLink free government phones are not a scam in and of themselves, some scam artists have used the SafeLink name to perpetuate identity theft scams on unsuspecting customers, according to the Oregon Public Utility Commission. These scammers place ads using the SafeLink name to gather victims' identification information.

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SafeLink Wireless is the TracFone Wireless version of the federal government's Lifeline program that provides low-cost telephone service and equipment to low-income families who must meet strict income requirements to qualify, as SafeLink Wireless points out. Anyone who receives a solicitation from someone purporting to be affiliated with SafeLink Wireless should contact the company directly for verification before revealing any personal identification information, as the Oregon Public Utility Commission explains.

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