Crime Prevention Tool Kit
Last year alone, more than 440,000 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) checks were reported lost or stolen. Despite the risks, millions of senior citizens, people with disabilities and others still receive their payments by paper check. Urge federal benefit check recipients to protect their money from financial crimes by switching now to electronic payments. In doing so, you will also help ensure they experience a smooth transition to electronic payments ahead of the March 1, 2013, deadline.
Below are tools you can download to help your community members take action today!
Program Overview – Read this overview to learn more about how your organization can help community members switch from paper checks to electronic payments for federal benefits.
Newsletter Copy– Publish an article about electronic payments for federal benefits and easy ways people can sign up.
External Newsletter Copy
Internal Newsletter Copy
Talking Points – Add these talking points to your speaking engagements geared toward senior citizens, veterans, people with disabilities and others who get federal benefit payments.
News Briefs – Share these short messages about electronic payments in your newsletter or on your website.
Social Media Tips – Post these simple messages about electronic payments to your social media sites.
Social Media Tips
Posters and Fliers– Order free materials to distribute in your lobby or at events.