Fake calls about your SSN

Share this page

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.

Tagged with: government, imposter
Blog Topics: 
Money & Credit

Comments

I received several calls today from 564 783 3622 with recording advising that my SSN was suspended and to press one to receive more information. Of course I hung up. I have the recording on my voicemail. I will try and have it forwarded to either SSN administration or FTC.

got a call from1- 425-526-3745 about my S.S. # called them back did not speak English very well.. I told them they should be ashamed of them self to try pray on people like they are.. they hung up

Getting robo calls from 18664046322 and they leave messages saying my SS# is suspended.

I just received a call today(3/11/19) from the number (863)271-4026 with a robo voice saying they were calling to inform me that the SSA was alerted to fraudulent activities related to my SS# and to contact them immediately before they file legal action. Now this was the first time I'd ever heard a call like this and I get TONS of robocalls daily(re:my stay at "X"hotel(never happened), the school loan I inquired about(I didn't) or my about to expire car warranty(I drive a '97 tahoe that hasn't had a warranty since before I was old enough to drive) but this was new to me so it caught my attention but since the recording said the call back number so fast and didn't offer the option to hear the number again I couldn't take it down and decided to just call back the number that called me. When I did I got a middle-eastern man saying 'Social Security Administration, who can I help you?' I replied that I just got a recorded call regarding some supposed fraud and he cut me off and asked my name which I told him but then he said 'ok well give me you SS# so I can verify I'm speaking with the right person' to which I immediately hung up, did some Googling and found this site, lol

I've received a pre-recorded call from China apparently, +86 64043359 from the Dept. of SSA saying they have noticed some suspicious activity and to review the case, then they went ahead and "suspended" my social security number supposedly. Totally sick of these calls! Do not answer these ridiculous scammers.

Received two calls today 866-404-2733 & 866-404-2842 in a computer-generated voice "This Call from the Department of Social Security Administration the reason you have received thisPhone call from our department is to inform you that we just suspended your social security number because we found some suspicious activity so you want to know about this case just press one thank you" 1st number called back to give em hell if I could and came back with a recording to enter into a vacation for two survey and second number rang to a fax line. Wish i could trace....grrrrrr

I got a call last night saying that I would be arrested if I didn't want to take all of my money out of the bank and wire it to a code. The number was 7027452574. When I hung up and told them I felt like they were calling me and scamming me, they called me back as 911.

I received a phone call saying I am on the verge of fraudulent activities so when you get this message kindly call us back at (682) 238-4971. Before we begin this legal proceeding thank you. It was a recording like a robotic voice.

Got a call saying they were from the legal department of the SS administration. Said my SSnumber had been sepended and they had filed a case under my name. I needed to call 877-701-2138 before this goes to the Federal courthouse for my arrest...

Got a call saying they were from the legal department of the SS administration. Said my SSnumber had been sepended and they had filed a case under my name. I needed to call 877-701-2138 before this goes to the Federal courthouse for my arrest...

I just received a call from 832-220-5698 claiming about my illegal criminal, and to call this number before they start legal procedures. I called them back just to see and they did answer so I know it is a legitimate phone number. Is this a scammer?

I have been receiving calls about criminal activity linked to my social security number from the phone 650-530-7227. The caller with Indian accent is reading from a script. I have ignored the calls.

Got a call twice today claiming that, "The Department of Social Security Administration" is calling to inform me "there is a legal enforcement action" that has been filed on my social security number for "fraudulent activity." They would like me to call them back (not likely) at 928-297-0313.

I just got a call saying my SSI number was frozen. Like really ok I believe you. The issue is so many who do not realize they are being scammed go with these scammers. I put alerts on my number through the credit bureaus. It makes me sick to know how many innocent victims fall for this.

I recieved several calls today from 866 404 5462 stating my SS # number has been suspended due to suspicious activity.

Received a call today from 800-772-1243 that instructed me to call the SSA at 484-291-3013. Also said to do not disregard the message as it is very serious. I called back. Not because I was afraid, but rather that if they are on the phone with me then that is a few extra minutes that they are not on the phone with someone who may fall for their scam. I threw them off by calling from my office phone since they could not verify who they were trying to call. They asked me to verify my DOB and last 4 of SSN. I kindly told them that they called me so they should have all that info. I was hung up on 3 different times.

Received a "robo" (recorded) call from "Name Unavailable 332-872-9561" at 10:53am on 3/19/19 stating "they" were from the Dept. of Social Security Administration and (a) social security number was suspended due to suspicious activity and if (we) wanted to know about the case, (we) were to press "1". We did not answer this call, this message was left on our voice mail (we screen ALL calls). As a note, there are more than one persons living at this phone number but no specific identifiable information was left....

Receive automated call saying my SSN had been suspended due to suspicious activity and I should call 512-879-6524 right away. The number is a nonfixed VOIP number. On another site, that number is is identified as belonging to a Jodi Crowder- Independence Loop, Austin TX. However this may not be the owner at all. I did not call back.

Got this call followed my this message 5x yesterday. Call originated from Seguin, TX. “Has been filed on your social security number for fraudulent activity so when you get this message speak to our office or or kindly call us back on our hotline number 830-386-4976 I repeat that is 830-386-4976 disregard this notice and the return the call before we begin with the legal proceedings against you thank you…”

call today claiming to be "Social security dep't" telling me there wasa lawsuit against my SS number and call back to get it taken care of before they get a judgement and take my money ( words to that effect) Obviously a scam, but it never surprises me that SOMEONE will fall for it. The number to call was given as 832 - 220 - 5730... 832 area code covers an area in and around HOUSTON TEXAS...

call today claiming to be "Social security dep't" telling me there wasa lawsuit against my SS number and call back to get it taken care of before they get a judgement and take my money ( words to that effect) Obviously a scam, but it never surprises me that SOMEONE will fall for it. The number to call was given as 832 - 220 - 5730... 832 area code covers an area in and around HOUSTON TEXAS...

Started happening after registering my new laptop with Microsoft...Why can’t the ‭(866) 404- numbers just be blocked on a national level?
‭+1 (866) 404-2355‬
‭+1 (866) 404-2348‬
‭+1 (866) 404-2159‬
‭+1 (866) 404-2120‬
‭+1 (866) 404-1999‬

I just got that call today. 3/22/2019
I hung up after listening to the recorded message about my stolen SSN. I blocked it since this is so common and decided to look it up and sure enough it's a scam.
FYI folks there are way too many scammers out there. Tell the world!!! Especially children

I just got that call today. 3/22/2019
I hung up after listening to the recorded message about my stolen SSN. I blocked it since this is so common and decided to look it up and sure enough it's a scam.
FYI folks there are way too many scammers out there. Tell the world!!! Especially children

Just got a phone call from a scammer saying they had my social security in Texas and that there's being used here is the number 201-514-5791

I received a call from 206-452-2810 I knew immediately it was fraudulent and I called the number to report it and they gave me a different number and then that one gave me a different number and then that we gave me a different number I ended up just coming on here and leaving a comment because apparently there is no real place to report it

I received two separate calls with two different pre-recorded messages telling me my SSN had been suspended and to call 2 different numbers to clear it up. Both calls came from what my caller ID said was Chicago 312-612-0563. If it's that serious then have a live person on the other end of the line.

I received a msg. on my answering machine stating that SSA has been trying to reach me and it was a final notice about an order to suspend my SS due to fraudulent activity concerning my SS number and I have 24 hours to contact SS at 240-397-6727.

Got a robo call from 281-454-9994 - saying that my social security number was suspended and that I should dial "1" to straighten this out - I did not - hung up - this has been happening with other phone numbers for other things also regarding various Government offices

I got a call from ‬310-627-0710 today. The recorded message said my Social Security Number has been compromised and has been blocked. Please call ‬3106270710 immediately. (same number as incoming call)
DO NOT GIVE ANYBODY WHO CALLS ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ESPECIALLY SS#, BIRTH DATE, PASSWORD, ADDRESS, YOUR NAME, YOUR MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME.
REPUTABLE COMPANIES, YOUR BANK, THE GOVERNMENT, ETC, WILL NEVER ASK FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION!!

I received a pre-recorded call from 818-746-3970 (btw a California number i don't live or have never been to California) stating that there has been some suspicious activity on my social security number and that i needed to call them back before legal action was taking. I of course hung up as i have always been told a don't call back the number they leave for you and b. government agencies in general not call at threaten you but send certified notices.

I got a call today from 833-518-7473 stating my SS was suspended, and I must call immediately.

I received a call and an automated message started saying ' this is an important call from the Social Security Administration, your SS Number has been suspended and you must call 1-720-398-0925

I just received a call l‭ike this and while the call was ringing the caller ID said Pakistan. After I hung up, my recent call list showed an actual phone number, as though they forgot to mask the real phone number. It was ‭+011 92 93 6611617‬

Received a fake call today in Newport York :: 877 188 1213 sought to get us on with an agent. Also threatened among other things that the card would be cancelled and benefits cease . We must have technology to put a stop to this frightening assault. By the way the inspector general hotlnes is so cumbersome and unhelpful that it is virtually impossible to report an event without a PhD or two hours of waiting just does not address the need

New Number to be Aware, 04/03/19. Gunter Texas--(903)207-1121
Plus being Tax season, So all be weary. Stay Blessed.

Have been getting at least 2 calls a day from this # 760-266-4450 regarding "suspicious activity on my social".

Just had a conversation about some suspicious activity on my ssn, that is taking place in Texas.(according to officer Ceneth Mittsu bage #GS9731). The officer was calling from the Maryland... and informed me that my bank accounts are about to be arrested so I have to hurry up and answer all his questions. I asked if I can call him back in 2-3 hours he agreed. Lol none of the ss offices are open till 7pm.

Phone # to be aware of (240)774-0194 Lonacoin, MD

P.S. I checked, there is no ss office in Lonaconing MD and that’s a cell phone number (Verizon).

Fake number 888-810-0229 recording stating that "Your Social security number has been suspended due to fraudulent activity. Please press 1 for more information". Called today at 9:25am PST

Fake call today from 888-810-0229 stating "Your social security number has been suspended due to fraudulent activity. Please press 1 for information"

Got a call from unknown caller to voicemail as I don't answer calls I don't know or can't verify. Number requested to return call was 747-212-1846. I google and identified it as Los Angela's CA area VOIP.
Voicemail was robovoice and as follows
Your social security number has been found to be involved in illegal activities and will be suspended in the next 24 hours before the case is sent for execution. To know more about the matter please call the Social Security Administration office in Dallas Texas on our number is 747-212-1846. The number again 747-212-1846.
So again. Besides obvious scam, this number is from CA and not Dallas.

I have got a call this morning from 8006743250 stating they have a lawsuit under my ssn. And if I don't call it will proceed to legal action to my social. Thank god and hope this is a scam its scary. But I see Social Security Administration doesn't call. And this was an automated message telling me to call that 8006743250 asap.

This number just called me twice today... claiming to be from the SS
office -800-434-9612

Just received same call from 888-159-8753.

Received a robo call and my phone told me it was spam so I hung up it called back so I blocked the number.

Received a voicemail from one of these a few days ago from 240-720-7509.

I received a robotic call today the us hire authority stating your social security number is going to be blocked . Intending your serious attention. Ignoring this would be intentional second attempts avoid initial appearance.begore a magastrate. Judge or grand jury. For federal criminal offense.this is the final attempt to reach you to resolve this issues immediately. And speak to a federal agent. Call back number(206) 339 6874 Thank You .i did not call that number it was a robot recorded message ?? It defiantly shakes you up when you hear anything that has to do with the federal government

Received 2 calls today, one from 8888100006 and one from 8888100038 stating: "Your social security number has been suspended due to fraudulent activity. Please press 1 for information"

I just received two calls today, 4/9/2019
Saying my SSN was suspended. Both calls had an area code of 428. It was a recording asking me to press 1 to hear more about it. I hung up.

today I've received at least a half dozen calls on my cell phone from 888-810 and then the last 4 digits were all different about my SS# being suspended do to suspicious activity and to call if I want to know about the case. Obviously a scam but so annoying.

Pages

Leave a Comment