BEWARE THE SOCIAL SECURITY SCAM

Receiving a phone call that your Social Security number has been compromised can be frightening. Managing editor Tami Roleff warns residents not to believe callers who say they’re from the Social Security Administration…

“This is Jenna calling you from the head office of Social Security Administration.”

The typical scam phone call will start something like this.

“Your Social Security number is compromised and used for illegal activities. It will be suspended today.”

The callers then warn what will happen if you don’t respond to their calls.

“We will freeze your assets and forfeit it.”

If you answer the phone call, the caller will start asking personal questions such as date of birth, mother’s maiden name, and where you are born.

If you get a call like this, don’t give out any personal information. Hang up and contact the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Administration to let them know about the scam phone calls.

More information:

https://oig.ssa.gov/scams-involving-impersonation-ssa-employee

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/01/scammers-impersonate-social-security-administration

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