Social Security Scam Alert

Social Security Scam Alert

Individuals are receiving calls with a recorded message from an entity purporting to be the Social Security Administration (SSA), saying that they're locking your account or suspending your social security number (SSN) due to suspicious activity. Oftentimes, the scammers want you to confirm your SSN to "reactivate" it, and often they'll say your bank account is about to be seized and will give you options for what to do to keep it safe. (Most likely this would mean putting your money on gift cards and giving them the codes; doing so means your money is gone!)

The caller ID might show the real SSA phone number (1-800-772-1213), but it is NOT the real SSA calling.

This is a SCAM. Do not respond to the callers; hang up. Never give any part of your social security number or bank card numbers to anyone who contacts you.

You can read more about this scam, including how to report if you receive a call, at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/12/what-social-security-scam-sounds.


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Social Security Scam Alert

Social Security Scam Alert

Individuals are receiving calls with a recorded message from an entity purporting to be the Social Security Administration (SSA), saying that they're locking your account or suspending your social security number (SSN) due to suspicious activity. This is a SCAM.