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By: Ronny 2019-02-08 10:47:03

Social Security warns of phone scam

Area residents are getting calls from scammers who claim to be from the Social Security Administration, the agency said Monday in a news release.

The scammers say they work for the Social Security Administration and demand personal information, threatening to cancel the victims’ Social Security numbers if they do not comply, according to the release.

“In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number, on file,” the release states. “Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment.”

Always be cautious when receiving such a call and don’t give sensitive information, such as a Social Security number or bank account information, and never send a stranger money by wire transfer or gift cards, the agency advises.

Social Security employees occasionally contact people by telephone for customer-service purposes and might request the confirmation of personal information over the phone, the release states, but they will never threaten people with arrest or other legal action. Read full content from gazettextra.com

Comments for Social Security warns of phone scam
  • Fred avatar
    Fred
    about 2 months ago

    Received automated phone caller who said they were from the SS admin. SS admin does not contact people this way.

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  • xx.xx.137.9 avatar
    xx.xx.137.9
    about 2 months ago

    Auto message stating there was suspicious activity on my social security number.

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  • A avatar
    A
    about 5 months ago

    Just got one of these calls by "Officer Dan Morgan" a guy with a very indian accent. Riiight. It was a pre recorded message.

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  • NewJoisey avatar
    NewJoisey
    about 11 seconds ago

    Also received a call from this number. Middle of the day. Left no VM.

  • Billy  avatar
    Billy
    about 1 minute ago

    They called but I didn't answer. They called twice but left no message. I don't know anyone from New Jersey.

  • George avatar
    George
    about 2 minutes ago

    I got the same scam call from this number. My number is listed on Do Not Call. I am now getting 90% plus of the incoming calls on this number are SPAM...


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