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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?


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 got a call saying my social security is suspended from a robo call.
1 (800) 269-0271

I got a call from 8770472213, saying my SSN was suspended. I have blocked the number

Just got this computer voice message from 972-591-8809 identical to other commenters: "This call is from the Dept. of Social Security Administration. The reason you have received this phone call from our dept. is to inform you that we just suspend your Social Security number because we found some suspicious activity. So if want know about this case, just press 1, thank you."

I've been getting many of these calls and it is so funny to me that they give themself away immediately by using a recording that is not even grammatically correct English. Sorry for anyone who falls for this.

I just received a call from (800)750-6454 stating that they were from "Department of Social Security", I did not dial that number back. I directly called The Social Security office myself. I was given the address. I wanted to just make sure I was straight on my end. I have been building my credit, so yeah, no thanks, try somebody else!!

I have rec’d 4 of these calls in 2 days! There has to be better to laws in places to stop this.

Several calls like this since yesterday. Source phone number increments the last four digits, starting with 888-815-0520 and then -0527, -0531, -0538, -0545 yesterday and today -0627 and -0630.

I have received a total of 7 calls and 5 voicemails within two days. They all had an automated message that said they were part of the social security department and my social security number was suspended due to suspicious activity and that I needed to call them back. They have all left the EXACT same voicemail. Here are the numbers.

got scam robot calling on my mobile:
from 202 431 0589 (Washington DC)
Just annoying stupid scam.

May 7, 2019
I have received two calls today saying my social security number has been suspended due to recent activity. From 888 815-0640.
Fortunately, I did not respond to the calls.

Just received one of these calls from

Wish there was something to do to stop th they are annoying.

Just got called by these jokers; Sooooooo, we know it's a scam, now what? How do we get the scammers to stop? How do we track down the scammers and prosecute them to the full extent of the law? I'm hearing about scams but never do I hear about how to stop them, track them down and put them in jail or fine them or pay back people they have scammed. Anyone have any answers to any of the questions that I have asked? Social security number has been suspended FRAUD phone number 1-202-475-7700

I got 2 msgs on my voicemail today by an automated msg asking me to call an 800 # . Don’t fall for it!

It's happening again! 2019

I got 3 calls in last 24 hours. 1 yesterday from 1-855-469-8779 and 2 today from 1-800-666-2514. Stating that my social security is being blocked due to suspicious activity and that i need to call to avoid further legal action. They do not identify what agency they are calling, though... like I would call... yeah right!!!

Also be aware of telephone number 877-168-2213.

i just got an audimated call saying my SS# was linked to suscipious activity and my SS# would be blocked the number calling my phone was 1-877-174-2213. i immediately hung up.

I also received a robo call from a 285 area code about my “suspended” SS number. These scams are beyond annoying. I’ve been called by Medicare, Microsoft, Apple Care, IRS & now SS. Just ignore them.

My number today was: 877-016-3213.

I got a call today. Didn't answer. It went to my voicemail. The recording said the call was from the legal department of the SS Administration. I was told my SS number was suspended and that I should press 1 now before the claim filed against me to be arrested goes to Federal Claims Court. The number I go the call from was (530) 459-8999. So glad I came here and found out this is a scam.

Mine was from 800-325-0778

‭(888) 815-0917‬
Got a robocall saying my SSN is being suspended due to suspicious activity. I called back and it was the number to some home security systems company (?)

same here 3 times same message from three different numbers
888-815-0921, 0927 & 0936

Specific Numbers: 888-815-0928! DO NOT GIVE INFORMATION OUT!

I got a call from supposedly the Social Security administration the number that they have is 1-285-598-7858 .

Just got one of these this morning was a robo-call from 888-815-1101.

I got a robocall today from (800)7221213, which is listed as the real SSA phone number according to their website, but I was told that my SSN was suspended, is this a scam?

Got my first “your SS# is suspended” robo-message today from 800-325-0778. Yeah, riiiiiiiight. Instant block, then came online out of curiosity. I’m amazed how many folks are not aware that SS#’s can not be suspended.

As of Monday after Mother’s Day 2019
I have received 7 888-815-xxxx Social Security computer voice calls and one 209-210-xxxx number. All added to a contact list of do not answer! All the same and a pain in the behind!

Just received a call from this number, informing that my SSN is suspended. I was certain that it is a scam. Posting here so that other users know that this number continues its malicious activity.

I got two calls with the robot message

Just received a call about my SS being suspended. Phone number was 800-191-8326. Be safe all.

I received a phone call stating the same from 205-196-8519. Is there any way I can stop receiving these type of scammer calls?

I get too many calls from this scammers. Been bugging me at my personal AND work phone. All of their caller ID says “800 Services” but the last 4 numbers are different.


3 times this week got the robo call saying “You’re ssn has been suspended.” There are 4 adults living at my house. A real govt agency would at least be specific as to who they need to talk to. Next time I’m pressing 1 and using my air horn on them!

Received bot call from (724) 237-5549 (Pennsylvania) indicating the Social Security Administration "suspend" my SSN for suspicious activity.

This is the 2nd time i got a call saying my social is suspended how can i report this or the number its annoying and i know from the begining is a scam

Just received a message that my social # was frozen and to push # 1 to speak to someone about it the number was 888-815-1285

I got s call about my SSN being suspended from this number ‭+1 (205) 091-3623‬. Let it go to VM and it was a recording no live person.

Received the "suspended SS number" from this call today May 16, 2019. Under 65 but I think from helping my parents

I received the same call from this numbers:

This is a scammer impostor of Social Security
Administration using Telephone numbers with caller I'd ... 888-815-1313... 888-815-1321..888-815-1326

Omg i have receives 3 phone calls n voicemails today from same 1888-815-1325... i keep blocking them n they keep calling from a same type of number with just the last two numbers different . Same thing saying my social is suspended to get more info press 1!!!

I was called twice today from 877-308-5743 saying "This is a call from the SS dept. administration" and that my "SS # has just been suspended due to suspicious activity".

SCAM... don't be fooled.

Getting dozens of calls ‭ from
+1 (888) 815-1519‬ this number about them having detected fraud around my SS# and if I don’t call back it will be suspended. I block number & it still rings through.

If the government, through the FBI and other agencies can track phone numbers and accounts why does it allow these kinds of scams to proliferate? The elderly and others are being contacted millions of times each day by criminals. Why is this so hard to stop?

I just got 2 calls in a row:
1-888-815-1523 &
I didn't answer.

I just received 3 calls indicating my SS was "suspend". Each call was 40 minutes apart with 3 different numbers that were similar to each other. I'm awaiting for another one in 40 minutes if this is the trend.


Just received two calls from similar numbers within minutes of each other. 888-815-1554 and 888-815-1544. Same scam voicemail about SS# being compromised.


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