State Senator Martin J. Golden is alerting Brooklyn residents of two scam attempts involving the solicitation of personal information for fraudulent purposes. A local resident recently reported a phone call from someone claiming to work for the Kings County Clerk’s Office threatening that failure to provide personal information would result in the termination of their Social Security benefits. The requested information included a marriage license, and when the local resident refused to give the requested information, the person left a telephone number to return the call which was affiliated with the County Clerk’s office. Another area resident reported door-to-door visits from people claiming to be part of Verizon. Both offices have been notified of the attempts. Elderly people are especially at risk from fraud attempts, which result in fake credit card accounts, withdrawn money from banking accounts, and credit rating problems.