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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 4 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 4 months ago

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

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  • A avatar
    A
    about 8 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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  • D. avatar
    D.
    about 6 hours ago

    Called, left no message.

  • william avatar
    william
    about 7 hours ago

    Call at 8:10 pm. ID says, "SSI-Dynata." Government has bankers hours: does not call at night. Left me no message.

  • Mavis avatar
    Mavis
    about 8 hours ago

    Same here. 206-629-6025 identified as SSI - did not pick up.


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