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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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I received a call from 844-450-4565. She asked my name and social security number and I gave my name but did not give SSN number and told her I am not supposed to give my SSN over the phone and she told there are a lot of suspicious activities going on your SSN. I told her I've not received any mail from SSA then she hanged up.

just got the SS scam-- number on id was 1-855-315-7878
they even left a message that my SS was being canceled!

Just got this exact phishing scam.
The number I received it from was:
(510) 112-7413

Please be aware and stop these hidious people.

i've been getting calls consistently since yesterday, I block one number and the a call from another number. All the number start of with (510) 112 then the last four digits are different each time. I haven't answered but i keep getting the message about suspending my ss card and it's getting extremely annoying.

I also received 15 calls yesterday (6/20/19) from the 510-112 - (various) numbers. As soon as you block one number, they call from another.

Have had 7 calls from different 1510-112 numbers today alone. Stating SSA account has been suspended. Obviously a scam.

I called 4 times today and its always the same 1st six numbers which is 512-112 and then the last 4 numbers are always different. But its always the same robo call saying they suspended my ssn and press 1 for more info. I push them to voice mail cause I dont want to answer it.

I got this on my voicemail. "Ace just press one thank you. This call is from the department of social security administration. The reason you have received this phone call is to inform you that we have just suspended your social security number because we found some suspicious activity. So if you want to now about this case just press one thank yhou.

I have received two voicemails both the same from 2 different places. Baltimore MD and Frisco, TX. In regards to my SS # being suspended and to call to have it reactivated. If these jerks would apply the same effort to doing something goo, imagine how much better the world would be

I just got a call from 718-521-4451 saying that my SS# was suspended and I have to press 1 to ...

I have had 10 calls today, and each time I block them on my cell phone, they change the last couple of numbers, and try again, and I block that one. How can I stop this. Is there anyway?

Received today at 12:41 pm PDT from 800-524-3720 , the following recorded message from, allegedly : "Department of Social Security Administration " stating my Social Security Number has been suspended since there has been some suspicious activity. If I want to know more about this case, Press 1--Thank you. " Sounds like fraud--- I did not "press 1" and hung up.

I received 10 calls from various number today from social security. This is from 877-454-1234 , 800-389-1458

This number called me and left a message ‭+1 (718) 521-4441‬

June 20, 2019
I have received 11 voice mail calls regarding my Social Security number has been compromised from 10am to 4pm. All are code area code phone numbers 510-112 with six different last four number!!!!!!!

Got a call from Officer Victor Frank with the SSA from 602-529-3467. He said my ss# is being used fraudulently in a money laundering and drug smuggling operation. Wanted to know if I rented a Toyota Corolla in El Paso recently. He said they found the car with traces of cocaine in it and it was rented in my name. He asked me all kinds of personal information, which I made up as I went along. He said I was in big trouble and transferred me to Officer Mike Shawn with the DEA! Both of these men had very heavy Middle Eastern or Indian accents. When I wouldn't give him the correct ss# to match the made up name and dob I Gabe him, he started yelling at me that I was going to be arrested any minute and would go to jail for a very long time. 2 hours later I got another call from the same #, different officers, different crimes, same thing all over again. He ended up hanging up on me because my information was wrong. They're no fun, so I blocked the #.

Thanks for the heads up bspen. I received a similar voice mail today by a robotic message from an "Officer Victor Frank" from the Dept of Social Security Administration calling from 919-214-9751 informing there is a legal enforcement action filed on my social security number for fraudulent activities.

I received a call from 1-888-724-9548 that threatened law suits would be filed against me for fraudulence that I supposedly committed. Very odd.

Call after call from (347) 878-7231 claiming to be SSA? the number is out of New York, BRONX or QUEENS. I have driven them crazy all day long, now they will not answer my calls. The number is generated through googlevoice, try to report that!!!! A JOKE!!!
Just so u know.......

I got a call saying they are about to suspend and block my social security number and benefits if I didn’t take action against another fraudulent activity on my account this is the number 18006288988 my names foster ball

I've been receiving calls saying soc/sec account is being used fradulently and it is being investigated if I don't respond I am subject to prosecution . I am told to call 1-509-215-1398 to avoid further action against me.

I received a call from 1-816-936-3000, saying they were from Kansas City, MO following up on my online claim. Are they legit?

I also received this call and put the caller off. Did you find out if the number is legit?

I received a phone call stating that my Social Security number was suspended, this is the number : 1800 963 791 , it’s not even a full phone number , not sure how but be cautious.

Received a call for phone number: 877-331-4699
Social Security number because we found some suspicious activity so if you want to know about this case press 1.
Thank you this call is from the Department of Social Security Administration because we found some suspicious activity so if you want to know bout this case just press one thank you.

512-377-9785
Texas number being used saying they are part of the Social Security Administration I have repeatedly called back and not one person is from the US. Once they realize that I cannot possibly be old enough to have or be on Social Security they hang up the phone. But they have called from that number and a couple of others for the last few weeks

650-276-0569

951-878-0085
Numbers that are calling me

I received a phone call from 888 362-5481 alleging they were SSA with threatening conversation

I've been getting calls from 832-681-9993. Since I know that SSA doesn't make "threatening" sorts of calls, I wanted to report this.

I got a message on my voicemail that was the end of an automated call saying my SSN was suspended and to press one for more info. # (813) 747-9899 Caller Id said Land O Lakes, FL

I have gotten 6 of these calls in the last two days. Block, block , block....Total scam. _______from Social Security administration ___ the nature of this call is to inform you about some legal enfonrecment actions filed on your social security number we have that in order to suspend your social at a very right moment because we have found many suspicious activities on your social before we go ahead and suspend your number kindly call us back on our number which is 877-247-6876 I repeat 877-247-6876 thank you and goodbye if you wish to speak with our executive then press one now that an invalid entry if you wish to speak with our executive then press one now that was an invalid entry..."

New number claiming to social security administration:

18006743403

Just in the last few days 1(877) numbers having been calling me about 4 or 5 times a day.

Was just called twice by 877-516-9540 stating "Your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because of suspicious activity press one to find out about this investigation" I just hung up and blocked this caller. Though they called again under a different number this time I answered so my iPhone did not record the number under 'recent' calls. It makes me wonder how they are getting my number, I have been house hunting on the web recently so is the only way they retrieved my number.

They've called me 9 times today. All different numbers starting with 877 area code. I block every number but they keep calling. How do you stop it?

I got two calls today from 877-405-0286 saying they were from the Social Security administration and they suspended my SS#, and if I wanted to know the facts of the cats, I should call them back.

I got a call saying they were from social security but they didn't ask for my info. They knew my address and some info about me. They just wanted to Know how much my rent was.

Should I be worried? Is this the real deal or a scammer?

I just received a call today saying that my social security got suspended from the following number 707 702 1239. The person claimed to be an officer with a badge number of 3156219 by the name Richard Harper.

I've received 2 calls - first one was 6/21/19 @ 6:08 PM (voicemail)..saying "we have to suspend your Social Security number due to suspicious activity. If you want more information press 1. " Then again on 6/26/19 @ 6:12 p.m. (voicemail) "we had to suspend your Social Security number due to suspicious activity. If you want more information press 1."
These calls came into my landline number 540-221-4354.
I knew right away it had to be a scam. Please look into because they're brazen using different numbers. Thank you.

1-800-609-7282 SSA scam number. I called the number. This area code is Washington State. They said I had a bank account in a bank in Roland Texas suspected of being drug money. They had my address in NY. They threaten to have me arrested. From the sounds of his voice he sounded very foreign. I explain I will call my local SSA and US Marshals locally . He kept saying I will connect you and then hung up. When I called back the number was dis-connected. With many businesses having security breaches I am putting more security for identity theft. We need to catch these people doing this.

I have gotten calls from this number from Minneapolis Minnesota
617-517-3985 and the person name was Anthony Morris his badge number was 95317 they gave me a CF#2017419 saying that not social security has been used in Houston Texas and El Paso Texas which places I have never been that and did I was laundering money and dealing drugs and they found my social security at empty house with drugs and stuff like that and the guy that was talking to me was acting like he was talkin to some authority help me for a hole for 2 minutes which is not time to probably get my information which I did give I think my social security which was really wrong so I just want everybody to be alert with this and I was like I don't know what to do and it's really scary for a lot of us older people or disability people especially when they talk about the Marshall and the Federal Investigation Bureau so beware

I have been receiving calls from 1-800-021-9213 telling me that if I do not call them back my social security number is going to be permanently deleted from their records.

I get the same automated message at least 3 times a day from different numbers, some from Washington DC, some from USA, some with no location ID. I block the number every time, but they find me another way! It's frustrating, but I'll keep doing it.

Received this robo message today:
"Hi calling you from the legal department of social security administration. Purpose of this call is regarding an enforcement action which has been executed by the US treasury against your name ignoring this would be intentional attempt to avoid an actual(?) appearance before the magistrate judge or example Jury for a federal criminal offense so before this matter goes to the Federal claims court house or you got arrested. Kindly call us back on our number 906-748-9221. I repeat it's 906-748-9221."

I have received a call from ‭+1 (866) 931-9409‬ stating that I need to put in my digit of social security number of not I’ll get arrested for not responding to the call...

This is the third call I'm getting telling me it's from SSA ...also saying im being arrested ...there are fraudulent activity on my SSN....I dont answer ever ...the #im getting is 12027695247 Washington DC....does People have no freaking consions...

Yes just got a call from a 202 area code told me there was an arrest warrant issued and needed my social security to verify my I’d when I didn’t give it said I’d spend 9-10 yrs in prison and I made his day when I told them to come arrest me.

I got the same message saying a warrant has been issued for my arrest for fraudulent activity from my social security number and to press 1 to speak to an agent about this matter. But since I've done nothing fraudulent I felt it was a scam but I did look this up. I'm so.glad I'm not alone and i did not talk to anyone.

Someone called me from number 1-979-221-2366they answeredthe phone when I called back. Officer from social security what is your case number . I told them I am calling the police and reporting them . They keep calling me trying to get my social number and case number

I received the similar voicemail from an "unknown caller" (blocked number) from a robotic voice. They do not leave a number. Instead, press "1" to 'find out about this case.

states: This call is form the 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 press 1 thank you."

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