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The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money. In one version of the scam, the caller says your Social Security number has been linked to a crime (often, he says it happened in Texas) involving drugs or sending money out of the country illegally. He then says your Social is blocked – but he might ask you for a fee to reactivate it, or to get a new number. And he will ask you to confirm your Social Security number.

In other variations, he says that somebody used your Social Security number to apply for credit cards, and you could lose your benefits. Or he might warn you that your bank account is about to be seized, that you need to withdraw your money, and that he’ll tell you how to keep it safe.

But all of these are scams. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The SSA will never (ever) call and ask for your Social Security number. It won’t ask you to pay anything. And it won’t call to threaten your benefits.
  • Your caller ID might show the SSA’s real phone number (1-800-772-1213), but that’s not the real SSA calling. Computers make it easy to show any number on caller ID. You can’t trust what you see there.
  • Never give your Social Security number to anyone who contacts you. Don’t confirm the last 4 digits. And don’t give a bank account or credit card number – ever – to anybody who contacts you asking for it.
  • Remember that anyone who tells you to wire money, pay with a gift card, or send cash is a scammer. Always. No matter who they say they are.

If you’re worried about a call from someone who claims to be from the Social Security Administration, get off the phone. Then call the real SSA at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). If you’ve spotted a scam, then tell the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.

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Received a call from Texas saying SS number had been used to buy numerous vehicles and that the number would be suspended and Texas Rangers would be coming tomorrow to issue a new number.

I received a call from ‭(214) 433-8733‬ who left a robo call message stating that they were the SSA and I had criminal activity on my social security number for criminal activities. I knew it was a scam so I called them back to collect more information. Multiple people answering. English is fair and they are claiming to be the social security Administration of El Paso Texas.

Unless,it’s a hologram scammer,pretending be social security,called hiroo on his cellphone your bank account has been comprised,you must tell us your name,I said it’s a scam he said sir!

I just got a automated call saying my social security number has been compromised and to call them at 410 226 3059.

1-646-610-5000
1-800-325-0778
1-877-438-4338
1-800-772-1213
1-800-269-0271
1-877-032-4213
1-528-438-4000
These numbers are from a fake group.

I got one today 05/17/2019. It was from 800-025-1697. It said my SSN had been comprised and legal action was being brought. The call said to wait on the line or if not to call 240-771-9837. I called both #'s from a different phone. I get an immediate message saying the # can not be reached.

I got a call from 8770814213 saying my SSN is suspended and I need to stay on call with someone , I dropped out . What should I do .

I got a call from 8770814213 saying my SSN is suspended and I need to stay on call with someone , I dropped out . What should I do .

I received a call from phone number 484-661-4784, Allentown PA.

Got a phone call today telling me my ss# had been used for fraudulent activity she said she has a case # she needs to verify my social and name . +1 (716) 413-0552 That’s the phone . She took my last 4 #of my social ! They should do something about these liars!

Phone companies can terminate these swiftly, but they choose not to as they get paid to establish the calls. Caveat Emptor is a bad way of doing business. We should put an end to the crooks forthwith! No everyone has the wherewithal to recognize fraud. That is what we have a government for. No ?. It is time we disallowed legal bribery of our politicians and strengthen the agencies responsible for protecting us, FCC, FAA, FDA and such.

Got a call this morning from a voice recording saying my SS# was compromised and to learn more select 1. No mention of my name at all. Seemed very sketchy. 1-800-928-3614

I just received the call from (212) 335-5225, I simple disconnected the call.

I got a call today from the phone 1877 126 4213 - a robot announced that my SSN has been blocked and I need to press 1 to discuss the issue with an agent. I did not react, just another variation of the scam.

New Jersey calls from
201-595-1377 and 201-560-3088 SSI fraud scammers

scam call number

I got a call today, not from the SSA but rather from another toll-free number (866-298-1237); they said my SSN was involved in some fraud. I didn’t call the number back but I did Google it. It turns out that that particular number belongs to some Web design firm in Ontario, Canada.

I’m guessing probably a spoof. Is there anything I should do?

From Phone number (646) 974-0479

"Because we found some suspicious activity. So if you want to know 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."

I ewas called by a machine that said I had to call this no. Back or I might have to go before a grand jury and they claimed to be from social security office.

I received a call from 206-686-9261 claiming they are from the legal department of Social Security Administration on 5/21/19. They notified me that my SS is suspended and they filed a case under my name and threatened to take it to the federal claim court house for my arrest. Then instructed me to press 1. This phone call was very suspicious so I did not press 1. What happens if I pressed 1? I just feel terrible for the poor people who will actually fall for this. This is predatory and needs to be stopped.

Here are two numbers who keep calling me and I can not get them to stop. 1-800-260-5511 and 1-800-674-9869. How do I get them to stop?

Got a phone call from 4153060869.... saying there was fraudulent activity on my social...called the number they answered Social Security Administration... just phony

I’m getting phone calls every single day say ing that my social security has been compromised. How do I get them to stop does anybody know what to do ?

I just received an automated call telling me that there was crime and fraud under my social and that I needed to call ASAP!

Received two calls today from the same number and two different number with the same claim, as follows.
“_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ number for this an enforcement action executed by the US hire authority stating your Social Security number going to be block intending your serious attention ignoring this will be an intentional second attempt to avoid initial appearance before a magistrate judge or a grand jury for a federal criminal offense this is the final attempt to reach you to resolve this issue immediately and to speak to a federal agent call back number is 717-322-5170 I repeat 717-322-5170 thank you…” also ‭+1 (772) 208-9695‬

I just got the exact same call today. From this number. 724-670-2011

I got this call on my work vm today, callback number is 681-242-4650

Just got this call too. From 855-474-4742 and instructing me to call the same. We must be very dangerous folks for them to want to block our SSNs.

+1 866-464-2948 got a call claiming to be . saying im in trouble. on a voice mail claiming that i owe money . nope

just received a call by someone saying they were the SSA did not answer so they left me a voicemail stating my social was involved in criminal activity the phone number they are using is (913)214-3888

I just got a call in California from an unknown number about this I wish there was a way to stop them

Just received call saying my Social Security number has been suspended and need to call Las Vegas.

I recieved a call today from 8662845665. They were really pushy and called 4 times back to back. I answered due to voice mail and asked them what the deal was with social and they wanted me to confirm it giving them my social and I said no so they told me that they will have to report me to the authorities. I'm guessing this is scam lol. I dont give out my info to anyone unless it's in person to legit place or background etc.

I live in NJ and rvd a call today 5/23/19 at 10:30am from 1-938-888-7911 there is fraudulent activity concerning my SS number and I have 24 hours to contact this number; I called and hung up (and then blocked them) and man answered with an indian accent; HE IS NOT FROM SOCIAL SECURITY; I called SS and they told me about the this scam. i'm so over this nonsense with scammers trying scam innocent people.

I got a call from New Jersey I informed them SS doesn't call neither does the IRS but that our government is asking us to report numbers that call so here is the number 201-629-1068. They wanted my name I said you called me so you should have it. They got upset with me and hung up

sTART GETTING FAKE ssn CALL FROM 8332110352 CALLING LAST 3 DAYS

Received a phone call from 877-813-6329 is a call from SSA to report that they just suspend my SS # because of suspicious activity! Press 1 for more information. I wish they just live me alone.

Got a call from this 1-800-474-4569 today an auto message stated my ss number had been criminalized and used in fraudulent activity. Told me to press 1 and so i did. A women came on and said how can i help you. I said you called me and she hung up. This stuff needs to be stoped!

I am continuously getting calls from a group identifying as SS agents, calling to both my cell phone and home phone.
I will never give out my SSN but to back check on them I call the number and a guy with an “off the coast of USA” accent said “Yes can I help”, I said “I’ve just had a call from the SS” and he said “Yes, we have to shut down your account!”. I gave no details, no name, no numbers etc etc but the first think he said was “We need to shut down you account” - How did he know who I was or even what my SSN is to shut me down.......what an idiot, such a scam.

I've received 4 calls in the last two days from Social Security's TTY line. I've learned a long time ago to NEVER answer numbers I don't recognize. These jerks are basically holding us hostage! We can't even use the phones we pay for in the way that they're intended. So damn weary of this.

4 calls today about suspended social security number and it's only 2pm.
The numbers that called me were:
858 816 1620
858 816 1624
858 816 1630
858 816 1640
In that order, even.
This isn't the first time I've received similar calls. I'm on the DNC registry and I never ever answer calls from numbers I don't know.

Got two calls today with the usual message re: my SS number, fraud blah blah blah. Looked up the numbers - both were likely households whose number had been spoofed. Ugh. I really want to yell at someone.

I received 10 calls in 1 week , that my SSN # will be blocked . I spoke with a office that gave his name and badge #.He said there was a warranty for my arrest, under my SSN #. He then asked for my name which I provided. Then my address, I gave him a P.o Box #. Then he asked for the last 4 digits if my SSN # , and I said NO. and he hanged up!. This was from Washington Dc, area code (201)

Just got 2 calls from 1-800-325-0778 which is SS TTY #. This is getting old.

Received a call last night @5:37 recording, another recording today at 11:35 and numerous other hang up calls. The 2 messages were almost identical to some the others have complained about, threats they have suspended my card because there is a problem and I am to call back. The current scam number to our home is 415-578-7209. I have tried to reach the gov. number posted for the OIG and the SSA only to get the run around. Well, anyone reading this, thanks for listening. I guess this is al we get.

SCAM CALL robo 5/23/ 19 #415578729

A threat about my number being discontinued, then to return call. I received another one last night, Thursday, with the same info. This is the only place I can manage to get something connected.

When will thi stop?

I just copied and posted my voice mail.
I was sleeping when the call came in. Second call in 2 days.

"Suspension notice we have received against your social security number by the Federal crime and investigation Department. We need to talk to you as soon as possible. Again this call is from social security administration. The number to reach department is 484-202-0926. I repeat it's 484-202-0926. Thank you. "

I got a voicemail from a 1 914 from ssi saying someone ss will be locked a warrant will out for the arrest. Is that fake?

I got a call today from somebody claiming to be from the social security office in Texas they told me my ssn was going to be Suspend the number they called me from was 8669367075 I need these fake calls to stop

I receive these messages for these #8007010948

Lawsuit against you and arrest warrant has been filed under your name due to a legal enforcement action filed on your Social Security number for frozen activities to get more information about this case and the _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ federal database please call 1-800-701-0948 I repeat 800-701-0948 Social Security deputy officer waiting for your call back…”

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