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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMIN DEPT SCAMMER CALLED - EVERYONE BEWARE, a Social Security scam is preying on senior citizens this year, AND I RECEIVED ONE OF THESE CALLS YESTERDAY. And if the caller claims you will face legal action, or be arrested, just hang up, don't give your information, and REPORTto the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. Report it to SSA’s Office of the Inspector General, online or at 800-269-0271. REPORT IT WITH THE NUMBER THAT CALLED YOU. THE NUMBER THAT CALLED ME CAME ACROSS ON CALLER ID ON MY CELL PHONE AS THIS, "410-696-4338. IT WAS A RECORDING PROVIDING THE NUMBER FOR ME TO CALL BACK TO REMEDY THE PROBLEM. WHEN YOU CALL BACK, THEY TRY TO SCAM, TELL LIES, SAYING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER HAS BEEN LINKED TO SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY AND SUSPENDED. The caller asks you to confirm your number so he or she can reactivate it or issue you a new one, for a fee. This is no emergency but a ploy to get money and personal data: Social Security does not block or suspend numbers, ever. In another version, the caller says your bank account is at risk due to the illicit activity and offers to help you keep it safe. Their warnings are 100% fake. On the other hand, you might get a call from a supposed SSA representative bearing good news — say, a cost-of-living increase in your benefits. To get the extra money, you just have to verify your name, date of birth and Social Security number. Armed with those identifiers, scammers can effectively hijack your account, asking SSA to change the address, phone number and direct deposit information on your record and thus diverting your benefits. Warning Signs: •You get an unsolicited call from someone claiming to work for SSA. Except in rare circumstances, you will not get a call from Social Security unless you have already been in contact with the agency. •The caller asks for your Social Security number — again, something an actual SSA employee wouldn’t do. •A call or email threatens consequences, such as arrest, loss of benefits or suspension of your Social Security number, if you do not provide a payment or personal information. •Don’t assume a call is legitimate because it appears to come from 800-772-1213. Scammers use “spoofing” technology to trick caller ID. The person even offered a "badge number" and their first and last name, to make it sound official.
Texas
 1week
A robo call saying they just suspended my social security number because they found some suspicious activity. So if I want to know about this case just press 1. This is really the number to report fraud. Thinking they changed from using the main number.
California
 May 02nd, 2019
Call left on answering machine that my Social Security account will be frozen because of some irregular activity. To prevent further legal action against me I should call 828-367-3651. I just erased the message.
New York
 Apr 09th, 2019
Calling to say your SS # has been compromised and wants you to verity your SS # so they can help.. Called SS office.. its a scam and you should call the office of the inspector general 800-269-0271 or online
@ oig.ssa.gov/report
California
 Mar 01st, 2019
800 772 1213 is the soc security office 800-722-1213 is not). However, the scammers have an app that makes it look like the call is coming from the valid number. I hung up on the recording and called the office. They said it's fraudulant; they don't make outbound calls. Don't give the caller any info! The actual Social Sec. Rep. told me to call a fraud hotline and report, because they are investigating. Fraud hotline: 800-269-0271.
Michigan
 Dec 13th, 2018
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Dhaka Bangladesh
 Oct 05th, 2018
I just got a call similar to all the others saying my SsN woukd be blocked. Its a scam. Even thought a real SSA phone number appears. You can repirt it to the SSAHotline at 1-800-269-0271 and report it to the FTC
California
 Oct 05th, 2018
These guys are a bunch of idiots who use names like Danny Smith and Bob Jones, with a very heavy Indian Accent. I love going along with them and agreeing to everything they say....then giving them a bogus number like
1 800-269-0271 (FBI Fraud division) They threaten things like legal action and jail...everyone should call them back and give them an earful.
BadRabbit
 Jun 10th, 2008
Trying to get personal information....hang up and call the Telephone Fraud Hotline
It is 1-800-269-0271 EST
Dave
 Dec 17th, 2007
Gov. callers are required to identify themselves with name & worker id. A tel SCAM is going on across the US. Don't give out any personal information. Tell them you know what the purpose of their call is & hang up. The telephone Fraud Hotline is 1-800-269-0271 EST.
Arthur L . Esq
 Dec 17th, 2007

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