Social Security Phone Scam, Don't Be a Victim!

Social Security Phone Scam Don't be a victim!

You may receive a phone call from a real person or a robocall claiming that your Social Security number has been suspended. The caller will tell you that if you do not call the number provided to fix the problem, you will face the possibility of being arrested. You may also receive a phone call where the caller will tell you that their computer system is down and they need you to verify your social security number. Do NOT give anyone your personal information over the phone. 

Below is an example of a call:

"This call is from the Department of Social Security Administration. The reason you have received this phone call from our department is to inform you that we have just suspended your Social Security number because we found some suspicious activity. So, if you want to know about this case, just press 1. Thank you!"

Here are a few tips to help you avoid being a victim:

1)Don't give out personal information

2)Don't trust the number on your caller ID

3)Hang up!

4)The Social Security Administration will always send you a letter letting you know to expect their call on a specific date and time.

5)Call the Social Security Administrations toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 to check if there is a problem with your social security.

The elderly often fall prey to this scam. Don't let your parents or other family member become a victim. Remind them to never give their personal information out over the phone. Tell them if they are unsure of a phone call to hang and call you for guidance. 

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