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Your Social Security number isn’t suspended. Ever.

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A caller says that he’s from the government and your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended. He sounds very professional. So you should do exactly what he says to fix things…right?

Wrong.

The FTC has gotten reports about scammers trying to trick people out of their personal information by telling them that they need to “reactivate” their supposedly “suspended” SSNs. The scammers say the SSN was suspended because of some connection to fraud or other criminal activity. They say to call a number to clear it up – where they’ll ask you for personal information.

Thing is, Social Security numbers do not get suspended. This is just a variation of a government imposter scam that’s after your SSN, bank account number, or other personal information. In this variation of the scheme, the caller pretends to be protecting you from a scam while he’s trying to lure you into one.

Here are a few tips to protect yourself:

  • Never give out or confirm personal information over the phone, via email or on a website until you’ve checked out whoever is asking you for it.
  • Do not trust a name, phone number, or email address just because it seems to be connected with the government. Con artists use official-sounding names and may fake caller ID or email address information to make you trust them. Besides, the government normally contacts people by postal mail.
  • Contact government agencies directly, using telephone numbers and website addresses you know to be legitimate.

If someone has tried to steal your personal information by pretending to be from the government, report it to the FTC.

 

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I just received a phone call telling me that someone used my social security down in Texas (I live in Ny) and they were drug trafficking and opened up a whole bunch of credit cards under my social security. Did anyone get a call from this number ? (315)666-9409
It first calls u with a robotic voice recorded already telling u to call that number back because your social security has been used elsewhere.

Last week I received three calls in a row from a 1800 with an automated message from a creepy lady saying that my SSN has been cancelled. I now have received the same voice on another automated message twice today at (202) 747 2151 saying that my SSN has been suspended for fraudulent activity.

Both numbers are block. Watch out everybody.

Here we go again!! Now a new number is calling with the same scam that my social security number has been suspended due to fraudulent activity!!! This number is (520)689-4514!! Will be reporting this one as well!! LOW-LIFES!!!!

I received a robot call today saying my SSN was suspended due to fraudulent activity in Texas.... From this # 732 456 8088. I feel so bad about the people who will call believing this.
Good luck everyone!

Got a call saying my social security number had been suspended from (888)810-0015 (888)810-0042 (888)810-0046 (888)810-0263 (888)810-0048 (888)810-0051 (888)810-0255 (888)810-0229 (888)810-0226 . Every time I block a number they keep calling from a different number.

I got the robo call today that they suspended my SSN. due to a criminal activities, they ask me to call this #6056552731.

avoid to gives them your personal informal there are scams they only try to steal information from you.
be careful

Received a call today about suspended SS#. 2814105598

Got a call from 562 275 3291. Called twice since I ignored the first one. Answered to a robot that insisted I call or face legal action.

Did not recognize the # that just came up today, robo call about my SSN # being suspended for possible fraud activity and to press 1 to speak with someone. The # is 707 502 2962,Non VoIP phone from Eureka, CA.

I just got a robo VM using a voice bot from the "Department of Social Security Administration" it says my SSN is suspended for suspicious activity "so if you want to know about this case press 1" a government agency wouldn't send a message worded that way but a scammer totally would . Also it's from from 707-502-2962 which is a VOIP line so they are probably calling from another country. Total scam and poorly executed at that.

received two calls re SSN suspension from 16463875321 and 13325739032.

I received 4 calls today telling me my social security number has been suspended. The last time my husband pressed 1 and a man answered. My husband told him off and he hung up immediately. I only hope they do not call an older person who panics and gives them the information.

I just got 2 calls from (888) 810-0041 , (888) 810-0039. Stating the exact same thing " your SSN has been suspended" So I called them back and the number were non working, one of them said " due to high call volumes we are not available to answer the phone "
Total SCAM.

Just called from 469-735-0610

I got this robot call today, after my PayPal account was hacked and when calling PayPal the first number that came up for them was a scam, I stupidly didn’t know until they told me my 350.00 deposit had already been claimed by someone and they were having a hard time blocking this hacker so I would need to go purchase a 50.00 dollar google pay card and call them back with the passcode in order to block this “hacker”. He was trying to rush me to the store to get one but I was actually on a table at the doctor ready to have an epidural injection. He then sent me his name( ha ha) and direct line to call back on through my text messaging. He called himself John Taylor or something similar but had a heavy Indian accent. Now I am getting this call about my SS number being suspended! Uugh! This number was 4697345617 and was from somewhere in Texas.

This is another # ‭(510) 984-4532‬ they call from. Nice try but now ur block.

I got a call today from 914-652-1489 - A voicemail was left.
It was a computer generated voice. Said my SSN has been suspended due to "suspicious activity" and said to press #1 to continue and get more information. I hung up.

(888)810-0133
Received a voice message from a robotic recording saying:
"[We have] Suspended your social security number because we found some suspicious activity ..."

I just got a voicemail claiming my ss# has been suspended. Call was from 920-541-7528. Tried call ss fraud line. No luck. Beware!!

I just received a similar call from 1-800-772-1031. They are persistent and left several voicemails.

I've been called from Mexico Arizona an Washington. How do you make it stop?

Just got this call. It was automated, pressed 1 to speak with someone. He knew my full name and address already, wanted me to confirm my last 4 to verify it was me. Hung up. I'll be watching my bank account activity closely today.

Voicemail from (877) 331-4699
"About this case just press one thank you. This call is from the department of social security administration. The reason you have received this phone call from our department is to inform you that we just suspend your social security number because we found some suspicious activity. So if you want to know about this case just press one thank you."

14254998374 just called stating my Ssn was being suspended.

I've received Robocalls 4 times today. Stating about the same as others reporting. Suspended SSB because there's been suspicious activity. Earlier call was a womans voice telling me
that my Social Security will be cancelled, than said push 1 to be connected with "Legal Dept." to speak with a Social security officer.
The last # was from 425-499-8374.

Just got a call from 469-732-0672... claiming my SS# has been suspended and I need to “reactive” it by entering my #.... yah ok! Haha

I received a call from this number 1-888-810-0412 and 1-888-810-0436 claiming to be an Agent from SSN Admin. They claim that they suspended my SSN and asking for my personal info like name, DOB and SSN. The strong accent doesn't sound like an Agent with American last name Agent Robert Smith. At the end told him the he's a fraud and if my SSN is suspended why did I pay my taxes today. Be careful out there and don't be fooled by scam. Just ask the right questions like call back number and email so you can do your research. DON'T GIVE UP YOUR PERSONAL INFO OVER THE PHONE LIKE YOUR SSN,MEDICAL ,AND FULL NAME.

Same message from the same numbers...Your SS has been suspended due to fraudulent activity. Please press 1 to learn more about this case against you. I thought it was a scam because I know SS only contacts an individual by US Mail

My husband and I have both received the "suspended" SSN robo call on our cell phones and hung up. I got two calls today , 4/15, on my work phone. I hung up, but how did they get the work number?

I did too recive sacm call and they said they suspended but its weird that they told me its invalid number

just received a call from 844-222-6269, ss# suspended for fraudulent activity and will be arrested if i do not call back to take care of the problem from a voice recording.... if it was so serious you would think they would call in person...

Got a call saying my social security number was suspended do to not normal activity

Just received a call saying my social security number was being suspended for fraudulent activity. 1-855-3523. So I pressed 1 and the guy with a heavy accent said his name was investigator Calvin and asked me how he could help me , I was like excuse me you called me then he asked if I received a phone call when I started to give him a ear full he hung up quick. I hate scammers!

I recieved 3 calls since friday.. all left a message .. all were robot messages stating they were the ssa office and my ssa # was suspended due to being involved in fraudulent activities and I needed to contact them.. left no call back #.. have not recieved a call today guess they finally got the hint. # was18669319931 and 18003799541...

I just got a phone call from (281) 738 9077, i heard this robot voice saying that my SSN was suspended because some suspicious activity, and if I wanted to fix it I had to press the number 1...I never answer phone calls from any number, if it's important they will leave a voice message

Multiple calls from +1 (888) 810-0517
All the same SSN suspension story like all above.

Yep three so far this morning. Lol, I happened to be in the middle of reading an article about scams and how to spot & avoid them when the first call came.

Just got a voicemail/robocall from 281-732-1782.

The message left was ::

This case, just press one, thank you. This call is from the department of social security administration. The reason you have received this phone call from our department is to inform you that we just suspend your social security number because we found some suspicious activity. So if you want to know about this case, just press one thank you.,

I just received a call from 844-768-9910 telling me to call them back as my social has been compromised. I called them back to have them remove my name from their system and was told that my SS# had been used to rent a Toyota vehicle which was seized in a drug bust with 25 pounds of cocaine. The police were on their way to arrest me. I told him this was BS that they wouldn't call me to tell me that I was going to be arrested, etc. He told me he would see me in jail. They never did tell me what they wanted from me to "clear up the case". Big time scam.........

I have one today from 800-002-1213. Say that they gone to stop my benefits because my ssn being compromise

I got this kind of calls twice from these numbers: 888-810-7015, 888-81-7019 saying the same thing “your social security number has been suspended due to some suspicious activities “

Just got 4 calls within this morning from 888-810-0715, 888-810-0719, 888-810-0723, 888-810-0727 saying same about social security number suspended.
It’s very annoying.

I received a call like this today from ‭+1 (800) 125-0185‬

Just received message about SSN “suspended”; asked me to call 706-266-4361. I tried to fill out FTC complaint form, but fields are not appropriate to this situation, so it won’t permit me to fill out the form. (I.e., no dollars were spent, no payment made, etc) So please respond if These comments are being reviewed by someone who can investigate....or report.

I just got a call from 2817394991 which is a Texas number saying they are the social security office and that my number was suspended as anyone else got a call from them

We receive many calls like this, from different phone numbers. Continually block them, but becomes moot when they just use another. Why can't our FCC do something about this. Maybe if the personnel at FCC received calls like this they would make our telephone providers stop the hacking or establishment of scam numbers.

I received a robo call that my ss # was suspended due to fraudulent activity. The number was from Collegeville PA 1-484-971-4866. What a stupid scam!!

Had 2 calls today from the same number 202-858-6403 - my carrier brought it up as "scam likely". They stated that my social security number is now suspended. Yeah right buddy, blocked and reported.

Just received a phone call from 1-443-712-8215 but I usually do not answer any phone number I do not recognize. He left a voice message about my SSN has been superseded... it's really annoyed to receive phone call or voice message like this.

Automated voice message from 888-810-0894

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