The fake lottery scam is branching out. For years it has preyed on seniors asking for money to 'pay taxes on the winnings', now the scamsters are moving into new territory: diverting social security checks. The scamsters say the senior has won the lottery and the money will be sent directly to their account. The bad guys ask for their names and bank account numbers so they can forward the winnings. Instead the scamsters send a notice to the Soical Security administration directing the monthly payment be rerouted to a new account. Slick. Tell your parents what to watch out for.