Scammers have been working overtime lately. Don’t fall for it. Don’t call them back. Don’t give them money. Don’t give them information.
If you want to confirm that your SSN is okay — call the Social Security Administration directly, visit an office, or just start by logging on to your SS account online directly.
Via the SSA:
“Please beware of individuals impersonating Social Security employees over the phone. Reports about fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be from SSA continue to increase, and recent reports have indicated unknown callers are using increasingly threatening language in these calls. If you suspect you have received a scam call, you should hang up, and then report details of the call to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271”
And you can call their general line directly at 1-800-772-1213
But don’t take my word for it. Confirm the number. 😉
Here’s the Social Security Administration’s contact page:
And here’s the FTC warning about the “suspended social security” scam:
I agree that one should never tell the details or SSN number over the phone to anyone as well as should confirm the number. People have become a bot careless about it but they shouldn’t. Thanks for the post.