Beware of Social Security Scams

25 November 2019

Social Security phone scams have skyrocketed over the past year, and scammers are going to great lengths to trick people out of their personal information and money. 

They may:

  • Mention a problem with a Social Security number. 
  • Threaten arrest unless you pay a fine or fees using gift cards, pre-paid debit cards, wire transfers or cash.

THESE CALLS ARE NOT FROM SOCIAL SECURITY.

If you receive a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from Social Security:

  1. Hang up.
  2. Go online to report details of the call to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

Please share this information with your family and friends. 

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