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Social Security Scam Calls 2020

Social Security scams are on the rise. Scammers that are calling potential victims posing as federal agents, other law enforcement, and threaten to arrest if they do not comply with their instructions. The scammers may also claim their potential victims' social security number has been suspended. The scammers are attempting to steal their personal information and get cash via money orders and gift cards. If you are contacted over the phone by someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, do not talk to them. Hang up and report the call to law enforcement.

Social Security Scam Calls 2020
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There are a few ways you can identify a scam call. If you do business with the Social Security Administration, remember that they will never:

  • Threaten you with benefit suspension, arrest, or other legal action unless you pay a fine or fee.
  • Promise a benefit increase or other assistance in exchange for payment.
  • Require payment by retail gift card, cash, wire transfer, internet currency, or prepaid debit card.
  • Demand secrecy from you in handling a Social Security-related problem.
  • Send official letters or reports containing personally identifiable information via email.

If you get a suspicious call claiming to be from Social Security, you should hang up and report it to our law enforcement office.

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  • September 11, 2020 at 6:43 PM by an anonymous user from: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

    Just got one this evening - on my govt issued cell phone, no less.

    Phone number was (571)451-6221.

  • September 10, 2020 at 11:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Centerville, Iowa, United States

    I received 2 calls today, blocked em both, here in Iowa.

    641-233-3582 and 712-220-9704.

  • September 3, 2020 at 1:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Bloomington, Illinois, United States

    Add Texas to the list of 'wheres'... The live person caught on to me knowing it was a Scam and before hanging up told me to "don't leave your wife alone... and she is cheating on you".

    People make me laugh at times..

  • August 17, 2020 at 8:50 PM by an anonymous user from: Whitehall, Michigan, United States

    same thing happened to me in Michigan today

  • August 13, 2020 at 4:05 PM by an anonymous user from: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States

    I received almost 10 calls today (so far). It was recording saying my social security has criminal activity on it and if I don't call, it will be suspended. Most were sent from different numbers.

  • August 13, 2020 at 12:01 PM by an anonymous user from: United States

    Received two potentially scam calls recently. One said my social security number had been used fraudulently in Texas, the other that law enforcement was going to arrest me over illegal activity.

  • August 12, 2020 at 12:53 PM by an anonymous user from: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

    I received this call today, exactly as stated above. I am in Louisiana. Not sure where to report it except here. To report to our local law enforcement would be a rat race if I do not have a direct department to aim for.

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Social Security Scam Calls 2020