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Probably not. At least, not from the real SSA. But how many of you have gotten calls from someone who said they were the Social Security Administration? And maybe showed the real SSA phone number (1-800-772-1213) or a number close to it on your caller ID? Lots, right?

We’ve seen a spike in the number of people reporting those fake SSA calls to us. Since January 2018, we’ve gotten more than 63,000 reports of this scam. Three percent of those people reported a loss – and they lost $16.6 million (with a median loss of $1,484).

You can hear what the scam sounds like here. The caller usually says your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because of suspicious activity, or because it’s been involved in a crime. Sometimes, the scammer wants you to confirm your SSN to reactivate it. Sometimes, he says your bank account is about to be seized – but if you go put your money on gift cards and then give him the codes, SSA can help keep it safe. (Of course, you never want to do that, because then your money is just gone.)

To report this scam, go to ftc.gov/complaint. But if you already gave one of these callers your SSN and you're worried about identity theft, visit IdentityTheft.gov/ssa. And if you get one of these calls, remember:

  • Your Social Security number is not about to be suspended. Your bank account is not about to be seized.
  • The real SSA will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards.
  • You can’t believe the numbers on your caller ID. Scammers can easily fake those. But if you’re worried, call the real SSA at 1-800-772-1213. You can trust that number if you dial it yourself – just not on your caller ID.
  • Never give your SSN, credit card or bank account number to anyone who contacts you. Ever.

To hear more from the honest-to-goodness SSA and the FTC about these scams, follow the Facebook Live at noon tomorrow on the SSA’s Facebook page.

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Received a scam call from 732-284-3897

I received a voice mail from number 657-206-2649 that left an alarming message. Scammer from the SSA wanting me to give him my SSN...I hung up and blocked the number

Got a Call from SSA- Data control Saturday, was home to take it, I blocked the Number.

I just received a call from 800.209.5178 saying if I did not call back the number that my number would be suspended. I did not fall for it.

just got a call from 351-277-0126 saying my ss# has been compromised. thank you all for the comments. realized this is just another scam.

Got a call on my private google voice number from (903) 284-2625 saying I have to call back a social security deputy.

Social security Administration scammer alert :

(903) 284-2625

SSA scammers using two additional Texas numbers: 1-469-336-8451 and 1-832-947-7102

I receive calls about twice a day, saying they are from Social Security. They go so far as saying your name, than tell you if you don't sign up for what ever it is, my social security will be discontinued, you will lose coverage. At that time I asked, " what is this all about? Than they hung up. Don't fall for this scam or any other as well. I reported this, found Social Security is getting a lot of reports on this situation. They tell you to report this to 800-269-0271 or go to org.ssa.gov/report and report all numbers that have contacted you

I get loads of similar calls fom ""Medicare". Obviously they all sound like they re in India.

Hello Folks beware I got two calls today from 866-404-8568 and 866-404-8115 that my SS card and number have been revoked. they say press 1 to speak to an agent. Of course I hung up. One left a voicemail on my cell phone. Be careful. I wish the phone companies can block these calls. All the best

I keep getting calls from San Antonio, TX from someone who says he's Sergeant So & So (w/strong accent) asking me for personal information. I knew from the start it was a scam. I just wanted to see how far he would go. I never gave up my info, but right when I told him I knew he was a scam, he hung up!

Don't answer a call from this number 210-987-8505, from San Antonio, TX.

I've gotten a series of calls that's a robot pretending to be from the SSA about legal enforcement. I've reported all of them to the DNC system and the FTC and will continue to do so.
Here are the numbers that have called me so far:
707-404-3592
928-415-1184
602-910-5715

Newest telephone number being used in this scam is: 310-853-8476. May be a spoofed number I don't know.

Didn't recognize the number and let it go to voicemail. Automated voicemail left stating that my SSN has been suspended due to suspicious activity and to press 1 for more information... Phone number is 866-404-0254

This number called me today at 707-340-3171 it was a recording saying saying that it was the SSI social security saying that my social security number has been compromise is used for fraud that I need to call him back right away or be prosecuted

3 times so far today.... Blocked the original number 866-404-0254 but am now getting the same automated call from 866-404-5145. Automated call from the "Social Security Administration" stating that my SSN has been suspended due to suspicious activity and to press 1 to find out more about "the case". Call hangs up automatically in about 5 or 10 seconds when no option is chosen.

Getting these exact calls several times a day the last few days...each time from a slightly different number:

866-404-5689
866-404-5145
866-404-0254

I received multiple calls from multiple numbers telling me how my SSN has been suspended. I just laughed it off and blocked them, but it’s super annoying...

Received 2 called today from1-888-305-8883 threatening legal action. left a different number to call back 1-800-770-0989. Called twice just to see what would happen. 2 heavily accented men answered claiming to be with SSA. This was after 5 pm! Both hung up when i wouldn't give them the information. SSN and BOD. They are now turning it over to my local police department who will issue an arrest warrant.

Got call from 888-988-8993 twice today pretending to be SSA. Let it go to voice mail. Called back for fun n asked guy from his credentials n supervisor info n he hang up.

I have gotten voice messages from Rutherford NJ from this number stating that legal action will be taken if I don’t call back. I haven’t returned the call.
201-340-6450

Just received a robo call this morning with caller ID of the real SS agency of 1800 772 1213, caller ID even said US Government. We laughed, as if the government will call us with any news!

Initially, I received a ROBOTIC call (women's voice) saying the the SSA was trying to get a hold of me and that there was a warrant out for my arrest and to call the SSA patrol office at 512-721-2832. So, just for "kicks" I did just that. Of course, an ARABIC speaking dude answers the phone. I call 6 times, and let them know that this was a scam, that there has never been a warrant out for my arrest and never will be! Wow! I can not believe these idiots think we are so STUPID!

Scammers called from numbers 281-241-7362 and 716-703-8332.

Hello Folks beware I had calls today from 602-529-3518 that my SS card and number have been revoked. they say press 1 to speak to an agent. Of course I hung up.

New Scam from Social Security 202-335-5996

Is there a repository of numbers they use for call back ect, would this even be useful to the FTC ?

this was the call back # I got: 972 505 3323

Got 3 calls from 469-277-2047 this morning with Robo messages from "SSA agent Gavin" that my SS# will be suspended due to fraudulent activity. Reported the number to FTC as possible fraud.

3/19/2019 - 12:33 PST - Just received a robotic call claiming my SS# will be suspended due to fraudulent activity. The Caller ID was 240-523-3101 this was also the number given by the robot to call back.

I received 4 calls from 866-404-6394 yesterday March 18th

Received a call from 877-822-7434, said Soc Sec had been compromised. When I returned call and ask where they were, he cussed me out and hung up. SCAM, SCAM.

Got a scam call saying it was from the SSA saying they where going to arrest me for faundent charges on my SSA number call came from Pinetop AZ 928-358-4337 lazy people should get jobs and work instead of being theirs.

I got a call from (800)568-1213, a number very similar to that of SSA, with a message that my SSN has been suspended. I was then connected to a representative. He actually was bold enough to say that this was a scam but was not going to scam me!

I got a call on my voicemail. Sounded robotic to me. However they left a callback number 562-320-8042. It showed the number was from California.

I got what I believe was a scam call stating they were for SS name and a badge #? Definitely heavily accented voice. Said my SSN had been used in numerous money and drug trafficking actions, that there are multiple accounts and businesses under my number. They said they needed to verify what accounts and activities of mine were genuine, and which not, asking me about which banks I have accounts with. I regret, until that point I was initially fooled by their scare tactics. I wish I had seen this fraud info beforehand. Maybe someone else can learn form my experience. The phone # calling was 855-726-3239.

I have Gotten 7 calls since tuesday from this phone number 1- 866- 613 -3861 telling that my Social Security number has been Suspended because someone has used illegally .dont give them any info it is a scam .if you do ans we r or not they leave a message make you write down the pphone number because they call from different numbers

I RECIEVED 11 PHONE CALLS WITH 2 MESSAGES TO CALL 8666140032, I DONT LIVE NEAR TEXAS AT ALL THE MESSAGE SAYS SOCIACL SECURITY FROM TEXAS

I got the call yesterday and reported it immediately to the proper authorities. And yes, it did catch me off guard. And yes, I wanted to call back and tell them I turned them in but figured they would hang up on me so I decided I'd follow their script. Call them and say "Hey, it's your supervisor...where's that paperwork I told you to have on my desk an hour ago...if it's not back here in 15, you're fired." Not as intimidating, but I'm sure they'd think twice.

These scammers have indeed called me many times today claiming to be associated with the SSA. Once i called them out they were very angry and quick to inform me that the might have not scammed me but they have scammed others! be very aware of these foreigners which are out to get us hard working Americans
the number is 631 6358188

They are now sending me text messages! Now, what do you do? I stopped taking the calls, I have robokiller, now they know they can't get to me thru my phone, so now it's text messaging. What next? I'm at such a loss, I'm no match for these crooks!

Got a robo call today from # (210)880-2755 claiming they were from "SSA"

I waited for a live person and heard him a little and I said “get a life and don’t ever call me again.” And hanged up on him.

Another number making the calls is 866-994-2518. Claiming that the SS # has been suspended due to suspicious activity.

I have received a couple of calls from 855-257-0983. I do not see the call coming in and get the voicemails. Currently, I have blocked them.

Calls from 888-810-0225 & 888-810-0228 are both scams saying they are from the Social Security Administration. Block these numbers and hang up immediately!

Sure, their Caller ID is spoofed, but they *TELL YOU* the number to call back. I understand that there's no way to keep them from placing calls, but at least we should be able to report the number they're using to get their return calls. As I'm typing this, I'm wondering how many people will eventually call them back at the number they gave me: 830-483-4240

SSA 4 calls away, 15 calls a day from Microsoft and Apple recently advising I am due a refund the company is closing or with Apple Icloud etc, etc. And my favorite is the vehicle protection plan service renew and Carpet cleaning robot calls. SSA social security and a warrant for my arrest calls I waited
for that (India call connection delay) and tha politely said "Thank you for your call, but before I answer any of your questions I want you to be advised that our phone conversation and the time and date I gave iis being recorded for information, quality and services . They hang up so fast and they stopped calling.

I received a call from someone claiming to be Social Security Office. I am worried because I did give them some info. Called the real SSA they said they were scammers. The number is 716-249-4096. SSA never calls they always mail info to you.

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