Social Security Administration Scam Calls From Scammers
It is recommended that you call Social Security Administration’s customer service line at 800-772-1213 to confirm whether a communication purporting to be from them is legit or a scam. Below is a list of things you should not do:
- Don’t assume a call is legitimate because it appears to come from 800-772-1213. Scammers use “spoofing” technology to trick caller ID.
- Don’t give your Social Security number or other personal information to someone who contacts you by email. SSA never requests information that way.
- Don’t click links in purported SSA emails without checking them. Mouse over the link to reveal the actual destination address. The main part of the address should end with “.gov/” — including the forward slash. If there’s anything between .gov and the slash, it’s fake.
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