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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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Got a call from New York (646) 583-2319 and stated “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 this call is from the Department of Social Security administration the reason you have _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ 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…”

Robocalls...Enough!! And as Americans , we are overwhelmed with these calls ! And now , calls telling us our social security number has many suspicious activities !! Came from 1-817-402-1664, 7/15/2019 @ 11:30 am . And the FTC.gov site is not easy to navigate to even report this .

I received a similar call from the famed Amanda Barnes saying that my SSN was used in South Texas. The call didn't state my name or any other details and asked to press 1 to speak to an officer. The number I got the call was from 800 279 5554

Hey.
You know Amanda?
She called me today. Same story about my SSN and South Texas.
I hung up on her

Received the "Officer Amanda Barnes" call today claiming suspicious activity in Texas.
The number was 800-998-6465.
Ironically, searching that number leads to a fax number at U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE — BUREAU OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS - UNITED KINGDOM.

Got a call today and several others before. Today was from 2538736048 saying that the SSA was filing a suit against me and an arrest warrant was issued for me due to the numerous offenses on my social security number. And to resolve this issue press 9 to speak with the representative. Uuuh yeah sure. I'm sure you'll fix it all. So dumb. Stop wasting our time.

I want to give you the number all six calls came from. 1-833-416-1018. If you call back a female answers”Social Security”.

Got a automative call from the "SSA" alerting me that my ss number is under investigation for fraud. Call 217-203-8559, before charges are pressed! I did not call.

I got a call saying my SSN was going to be canceled. So I returned the call and was real aggressive with him. I asked for his govt ID and he gave me a phony. Then he asked for my address. Ummm, that’s strange! The SSA should know all that! So I gave him the address to the White House. There was a silence, keyboard clicking, and then he hung up on me! Lol

I've been fooled today by these suckers! Phone number that called was 800 772 1212.

Thing is- i always ignored these scammers and
I never answer 800 callers but Ive missed a couple legit callers so i decided to answer the call today.

And then this happened!

800 772 1212 called said he's an SSA gave me their badge and case number. They said my ssn has been compromised and there are 25 account that was opened under my name and I am commiting money laundering and do I accept these allegations and I said hell nah! So to clear my name i need to cooperate(as proof im innocent) to help basically get rid of the active warrant of arrest has been ordered They even called me from a local police dept impersonating a police officer and this imposter confirmed all allegations. They said this is an ongoing investigation, can't disclose to anyone because that makes me an accomplice.

I was able to get some of my money back but I can't believe I didn't pay attention to the redflags i was seeing! My info has been compromised before and ive dealt with fraudulent activities that never resulted to me losing money. I thought this was similar- but it wasnt. I've been scammed.

Just recieved a call from this number,
14106301332, an automated voice saying legal action is gonna be taken against me claiming to be from social security, i knew it was a fraud and called back anyways. Of course an Indian accent person picked up and i just hung up.

844-992-2013 Social Security Number has been suspended....blah, blah blah. Hung up.

SCAM -The Social Security Administration NEVER CALLS; they send a snail mail letter. If you look at the number called from - it's from overseas not the USA. Advice: This is a total scam and should be ignored; better yet, block them if you have the capability.

Gotten 5 different calls same recording from 884-149-9117,899-671/3507,
202-464-7114, 899-597-5122 and an unknown number that my social security number has been suspended due to suspicious activity and to press 1 for information. I keep blocking. All calls were within 24 hours.

I received a called from 1(855) 786-6971 saying that my social security number was going to be suspended.

So I have received 7 calls in the last 3 hours. I haven't responded or even listened to voice mail. I have blocked them, but they are using different numbers every time. It is mostly annoying now, and hope they will eventually stop!

I just literally received one of those calls like a few seconds ago. It freaked me out a little, because this is the second time this has happened. I got one last year if I remember correctly. The number that called me was (1-475-207-4774) when I would try to call it back there would be no ringing on my end. It just says Calling... and that’s it. I’m seriously getting tired of these scammers.

“Do you and your Social Security number is been suspected for fraudulent activities so once you get this message kindly call us back as soon as possible on our number before we begin with the legal proceedings against you that is 833-584-1147 I repeat 833-584-1147 thank you…”
This is the voice mail I'm getting coming from this number (800)683-2393

I got a call this morning. They said my Social Security number has been compromised. Whatever that means. I said "I don't believe you" and hung up. The phone number was 508-936-5098.

Been receiving voice mail about discrepancies on my ss$.
805 637 7243
Told my carriers to turn off my voice mail.

Holy Cow! I've gotten the call from the same exact number today on my voice mail. Wish I've the foresight to save it, since I've not heard clearly what they have said is wrong with my ssn, other then to press 1. Like my mother said, if it was something important, they, may it be bank, gov alphabet agencies, or the police, will send you letters in mail, not call you on the phone. I mean how you really know who you're speaking to?

I'm receiving calls saying my Ss#is being investigated for criminal activity. The #is 1-310-857-6809. I hope something is done about this. Thank you

I got a call from 888 213 9688 kept saying my ssn is hacking at some where and was asking all my details told from ssn administration and said is going to get suspended in order to get reveal and issue with a new ssn. i was told need go bank with draw funds and deposit at some other account. I inquired bank employees and they confirmed it is with fake call. I realized and then hanged up the call. So annoying and call is threaten saying several steps at follow. i will advise be cautious with these un authorized calls.

Today I received a voicemail saying "I am calling 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 you." from 1-800-887-2902

Call today from Philadelphia number 215-600-4296, telling me to call back with a number code.

I received a call today, 7/17/19 @ 3:56 pm from 512-885-4801
stating this was the social security office calling regarding someone was using my number fraudulently in Texas and to immediately return call.

got a call from 202-768-6775 claiming they noticed fraudulent activity on my social security number and wanted me to verify. I straight up told them "you guys are the social security office! You should have my number!?" Then they hung up.

Just received a Social Security scam call. Very robotic recording. Phone number was 530-212-7217. Comes in as Winters, CA

I got 5 today in 3 hr with all different numbers.what should I do to stop it?

I have been receiving calls everyday now. This is a woman saying telling me to press yada yada to be connected to a SS rep or else my number will be blocked.
800-704-4690

Received call and voicemail from 1-626-4033561 stating my ssa account has been suspended due to suspicious activity. Told me to call back I did not!

Just got the call from 1-800-540-3113

Received voicemail from phone number 646_593_8997. Said SS# was suspended. Recd on 7_8_2019

Social Security scam numbers 844-766-6599, 800-758-2610, 800-125,8063, 855,702-4778 these are just a few!

I’ve been getting calls from 1-800-442-8665 that my social security number has been suspended.

I received this call on Saturday afternoon. The phone number is 646-583-0319. I registered for do not call, but I keep receiving different types of spam calls. I am currently using Verizon call filter so that any medium or high risk of potential calls would be blocked automatically. But I am still hesitate to keep receiving these calls. ; (

I keep getting the “call” from social security saying that my number has been suspended. I get them as many as 8-10 times a day, from different numbers! Since my husband and I have health conditions and several doctors, we can’t afford to ignore calls. I’ve been told not to answer any numbers that we don’t recognize. We have a voice mail, so if we don’t answer, it goes to voicemail. Either way, the scammers know it’s a real nice number. Any suggestions?

I received a call today 2 times saying that my social security got suspended.
1855 677 5374
1 855 677 0810

I have been getting scam calls for about a week now from different numbers.
800-810-0213
800-231-3336
800-474-5809
800-968-2102
800-026-4635
800-556-0953

I can go on and on about different numbers and it is ridiculous!!!

DON'T answer any of them. Hope this helps to some people:)

I have gotten 4 calls from 4 different numbers today. I only picked up twice and just listened, and both those times where the ssn scam. It’s starting to get really irritating! I’m expecting phonecall from family today because someone close died this morning, and these numbers keep calling.
Numbers who has called me has been:
‭+1 (800) 569-3946‬
‭‭+1 (800) 592-7532‬
‭+1 (800) 131-1599‬
‭+1 (800) 636-1975‬

i am being bombarded. 4 to six calls a day! the Indian guy on the phone called me a nasty name when i asked them to stop calling me. 314-200-4382. 816-268-5780. 315-878-7558. 415712-1418. THis is disrupting my work! I have blocked them but my phone still rings. How can i make it stop?

No point in making a complaint here because nothing is being done about it. I get these scam SSA calls each morning, every fifteen minutes, for about two hours. I've decided that the best course of action is to just turn off the ringer and ignore them. Here are a few numbers, all fake 800 numbers.
(800) 726-0134
(800) 953-1860
(800) 495-0442
(800) 082-3327
(800) 126-0260
(800) 658-3541
(800) 430-9398
(800) 017-1104

getting calls fro SSA 804-207-4957, 804-207-8090

These are not real, do not respond, just block, would like to know who I can report this to?

Have had 6 calls on my cell phone within one hour using different phone numbers and an unknown #. Blocking all calls but this is ridiculous all day long, they even leave voice mails.

I keep receiving calls stating my ssn is suspended from 18449043703, 18444731173 and 18443305747. I blocked the numbers from calling.

I keep receiving calls stating my ssn is suspended from 18449043703, 18444731173 and 18443305747. I blocked the numbers from calling.

I just got a call from this number , ‭
1(800) 772-2287‬. I couldn’t pick up and they left me a voice message:
“So as long as you get this message I want you to stay connected _⁠_⁠_⁠_ are on it's going to be transferred to the _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ you _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ if you have to give a call back on 610844033 and verify the last four numbers of your Social Security to better assist you with this issue now if I don't hear a call from you we have to reach you and arrest warrant on _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ get you arrested so get back to me as soon as possible _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_…”

Just a heads up people’s!

I received a call this morning claiming to be from SSA. I allowed claim to go to message. The message informed me that there is suspicions activity on my SS# and to call or press one. which I did not do. the number the call was made from is: 1-839-953-8836.

I am receiving social security calls to 7/24/2019 from numbers915-302-0451 also from 432-207-3210 I know it is a scam by what they are saying.

Just today, I received over 5 calls from 5 different numbers all with the same message. This is ridiculous!!!!! Is there anyway to have my number blocked so these robo callers will stop calling?

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