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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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Call today from Roseau, Dominica, saying someone had used my SSN in a fraudulent event and I should "press 1 to speak with an officer." Right, the US SSA calling from a foreign country!

Just got a call from this number 207 558 8880 claiming to be from the Social Security Administration. The robo call says that there is a warrant for my arrest and my ssn is part of a criminal fraud scheme and I am part of a criminal investigation. I filed two complaints and would like the company making these spurious claims to e held accountable.

Received scam call that my SS was being suspended because fraudulent activity was reported. Number called from was 864-952-7804. VM left to call them back...of course I didn't.

I have received multiple calls in one day from Phone Number 234-980-1037, from Alliance OH even leaving messages that it is the SSA calling. I called them back and of course they wanted me to verify my SSA number, which I did not. They say my SSA number has been used in criminal activities including money laundering and they need to check out all my transactions. I am not dumb enough to fall for this.

I just got a fraudulent call claiming the man was an officer! When he asked for my social security number, I told him he should have it or this was a scam. I was told to never give my social security number and told him that and then I hung up. The call came from 254-261-1738.

I received a call from +1-888-871-749, left voice-mail with text about Social Security Number being suspended, they claim to be the legal department of social security administration.

Got the same message

Nice try, scammers

I received an automated call from (844) 717-3618 stating the following:
From the department of Social Security Administration the reason you have received this phone call from our department is to inform you we just suspended your Social Security Number because we found some suspicious activity so if you want to know about this case just press 1 thank you.

I called the SSA and he informed me that this is a scam!

Same here, but I got 3 different numbers. Next time they call, imma waste their time.

I am getting calls to my mobile phone from 800-772-2653. there is a recorded message indicating potential fraud on my SSN. Press one for more information.
A gentle man having an accent from India identifies himself as a social security representative. I ask him to provide an ID number. i told him that I would be reporting the matter and hung up.

I get multiple calls a week (sometimes multiple calls a day) from random numbers all over the US. Sometimes there are voicemails left and sometimes there aren’t. Lately if a message is left, it usually states that my SS has been suspended. At other times, I’ve received voicemail stating I had a warrant out for my arrest 6,000 miles away!!! These calls are a nuisance and these losers should get real damn jobs.

I have received phone calls telling me that I was going to be arrested for laundry in money and drugs and possibly bodily harm . These people really need to be found and stoped . NOW

Scam social security robocalls from:
‭+1 (806) 256-7901‬
‭+1 (210) 555-8959‬
‭+1 (817) 309-4570‬

I have received several calls from a robot voice saying my SS number is being suspended due to fraud then it tells you to push 1 to speak to an SSA officer, I did you can hear dozens of other scammers in the background trying to rip people off. I told the man I was reporting them to the FBI, SSA and Local Police. the number they called from is 883-611-3051 I think it may be India or someplace like that due to the man's voice.

Call from 240-292-0143 saying a 'complaint against my Social Security number and drivers' license number. My SSN is to be suspended. Call the above number for more information. Did not.

I have received 2 fraudulent phone calls, on my cell, this morning less than 5 minutes apart. I don't answer and they leave a message each time. I block the number, though each came from a different number, which is probably a trunc number. Not sure how to proceed?

This number 14806968930 has called saying they were from the Social Security Administration, threatening legal action.

I received a call from 817-741-6182, a recording saying it was Officer Amanda Barnes from the SSA and my SS number was being used from over the border and I should press one. I of course hung up and found this thread so I'm sharing my story.

I keep on getting calls from (866)474-1895. Though I block the call it still is able to leave a message stating Social Security Office. Obviously its a scam, but very irritating.

I get these calls every day. I am so fed up with them. I work nights and sleep during the day and they continually disrupt my sleep. Don't tell me to shut my ringer off on my phone. My parents are elderly,I have kids and grandkids. I simply cannot do that nor should I have to. Do I need to get into an accident driving or get hurt at work from being sleep deprived? Where are my rights in this? This is ridiculous and so out control. People are going to get hurt. Does anyone even care??? So far today I have received 5 calls from them from these numbers:
817-789-6273 TX
817-786-9254 TX
917-382-4178 NY
213-318-3515 CA
210-239-1099 TX

just got a call from phone number 800-908-1346 that my social security is being suspended due to suspicious activity and that I won't receive my benefits and to press 1 to speak to someone.

They are calling me saying suspicious activity with my number and a arrest warrant has been issued for my arrest. It's been 2 days 2 different numbers toll free and then one from a lady that said the department general whatever has sent final notice. I called back and told them they are a scam and I am reporting them.

Beware of these numbers! New scam of arrest warrants from SSA
601-640-2522
205-598-5237
800-474-1555
800-002-9714

All in 2 days!

I received a message today that Social Security found some suspicious activity about by social security and the number is suspended. The 1st call came from 1-858-357-8591, I dialed the numbered using a different phone. The call cannot be completed as dialed, so I blocked the number. At 9:22 am another call with the same message from 1-858-752-9824, I blocked the number. At 11:11 am another call with the same message from 1-858-789-7094, I blocked the number. At 12:08 pm another call with the same message from 1-858-869-9274. They are so persistent, I hope they just run out of numbers!

I have had non stop calls today from SSN scammers. Well over 20 calls. I didn't capture every #. But here's the list: 858 384-8646, 858 332-5496, 858 763-6541, 858 123-9141, 858 800-6441, 855 677-6107, 855 780-6599, 855 679-9546

Getting calls from 512 910-2607 saying social security suspended and to call. A woman's voice recording and will leave voice mail if phone not answered. I know this is fraud.

18003620433 called and said they were SSA and a warrant had been issued

I have in past gotten calls talking about my social security benefits being stopped because someone is using my social security number and now it's two months later and still active they are now calling saying I have fradulent activity on my ssa and I will be arrested I called and they answered barely speaking English. At social security you are on hold and have to push extensions I told them come arrest me I'm waiting and I'm still here waiting but of course didn't give them my social security number or any info but if it's social security it shows up

I have in past gotten calls talking about my social security benefits being stopped because someone is using my social security number and now it's two months later and still active they are now calling saying I have fradulent activity on my ssa and I will be arrested I called and they answered barely speaking English. At social security you are on hold and have to push extensions I told them come arrest me I'm waiting and I'm still here waiting but of course didn't give them my social security number or any info but if it's social security it shows up

+18665033856 scam call from this number just now.

I've gotten 2 phone calls saying they are the Social Security Administration Phone numbers are 1 844 267 0339 yesterday the 30th today. 240 207 0339 he tried asking oersonal questions but i told him he was not you.

I've been called at least 4 times today and hung up on when I asked exactly what SS number they was calling about
BEWARE TEXAS ...

680-200-0053
725-213-2263
680-020-0053

Got 6 calls today. 2 different numbers. Reported it to FTC.

Just got a voice mail on my cell claiming to be from SSA to tell me my SSN was suspended because of suspicious activity, and press 1 to find more about this case. Calling number was 800-405-9504

I received a call from 202-746-9416 & 202-739-7264

Rather than posting it here you should file a complaint with the link provided .Maybe FTC will take some sort of action if there are too many complaints.

I keep getting phone calls from 339-224-5415 from officer Stephen foster, badge #gs153807. Staying they found a car in San Antonio registered in my name and has 200 lbs of cocaine in it. They said millions of dollars were transferred tonmy bank acct. they didn’t even have the right bank name. I am not working, have brain cancer and I am working with the social security office to get Medicaid. I have no insurance. Apparently there is a law suit against me. When I asked for paper work to be sent to me, they kept hanging up on me. Can you please check this for me. Thank you.

Monica Cordray

Got a scam call from 866 202 1572
left a voicemail saying my soc security was about to be suspended

We have received before 1:00pm today seven calls saying my social security has been suspended wanting me to call which I haven’t each number they have called from is a different city mostly back east. I have blocked every number they call from but what good is it they just change numbers each time this is just getting nightmarish how or when will it STOP? It also seems as if it has gotten worse since this last credit breach with Capital 1 anyone notice that?

626-478-0320 Is what I got today

SS scam call from (877) 253-3039.

Got a call from 1-800-125-9500 on 02AUG2019 13:38 CT saying that my social security was going to be frozen because of criminal activity. I did not press 1 to talk to someone. The robot kept repeating the same for 2 minutes. Then I blocked the number and reported as spam.

Scam call from908-731-5681, saying they were from the ssa, i hung up. I did not want listen to there B.S

I gotten 3 calls in a matter of an 30 minutes apart.
Saying that they suspended my s.s.#.
1) 830-756_3649 from TX 10:29 am
2) 830-398-5376 from TX 10:12 am
3) 818-456-7842 from CA 9:43 am
4) 830-887-7723 from TX 9:29 am

calls from 719-941-8331 claiming to be SSA and I will be arrested if I do not call them back immediately

I have received 4 calls in the last 1 1/2 hrs. All left messages saying my social security number is being suspended and to press 1. I’ve ignored every call. The numbers are: 866-977-0831, +86 61846151 (from China Mainland), another Identified as SPAM risk, and 866-211-4413.

866-354-9623
Caller left a msg that he is from Dept of SSA, my SSN had suspicious activity and press 1 to hear about my case. Good thing I didn't answer the call. This should stop.

How do you get these calls to stop?

I’ve been getting the same calls every single day! I block every 800 they call from and it won’t stop! They called me 17 times today!! Same recording about my social security being suspended.

Call yesterday from 822-524-7138 claiming to be Social Security.

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