Social Security Scam Alert
Be on the lookout for fake Social Security calls
Scammers are trying to trick you into giving them your personal information and money by pretending they’re from Social Security.
The number you see on caller ID may even look like an official government number but it is not.
- The caller may say there is a problem with your Social Security number or account.
- They may ask you to give them personal information like your Social Security Number or bank account.
- They may tell you to fix the problem or to avoid arrest you must pay a fine or fee using retail gift cards, pre-paid debit cards, wire transfers, or cash.
DO NOT give these callers any information. HANG UP immediately!
Social Security will not:
- Threaten or tell you that your Social Security Number has been or might be suspended.
- Request personal or financial information through email, text messages, or social media.
If you receive a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from Social Security, please:
- HANG UP right away.
- Never give your personal information, money, or credit or gift cards information.
- Report the scam at oig.ssa.gov/ to Social Security’s law enforcement team at the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
- If you are a victim of this scam, please report this to the Treasure Inspector General by completing this form.
If you have any questions or need reporting assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 352-241-9220.