Beware of Scammers Pretending to be Social Security

" "In the digital age, frauds and scams are an unfortunate part of doing business online. During the holiday season, Social Security has traditionally seen a spike in phishing scams, and we want to protect you as best we can.

We urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your Social Security Number (SSN) or bank account information to unknown individuals over the phone or internet. If you receive a call and aren’t expecting one, you must be extra careful. You can always get the caller’s information, hang up, and — if you do need more clarification — contact the official phone number of the business or agency that the caller claims to represent. Never reveal personal data to a stranger who called you.

Please take note; there’s a scam going around right now. You might receive a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security or another agency. Calls can even display the 1-800-772-1213, Social Security’s national customer service number, as the incoming number on your caller ID. In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number (SSN), on file. Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment, or that Social Security will terminate your benefits if they do not confirm your information. This appears to be a widespread issue, as reports have come from people across the country. These calls are not from Social Security.

Callers sometimes state that your Social Security number is at risk of being deactivated or deleted. The caller then asks you to provide a phone number to resolve the issue. People should be aware the scheme’s details may vary; however, you should avoid engaging with the caller or calling the number provided, as the caller might attempt to acquire personal information.

Social Security employees occasionally contact people by telephone for customer-service purposes. In only a few special situations, such as when you have business pending with us, a Social Security employee may request the person confirm personal information over the phone.

Social Security employees will never threaten you or promise a Social Security benefit approval or increase in exchange for information. In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up. If you receive these calls, please report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online.

Remember, only call official phone numbers and use secured websites of the agencies and businesses you know are correct. Protecting your information is an important part of Social Security’s mission to secure today and tomorrow.

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304 thoughts on “Beware of Scammers Pretending to be Social Security

  1. Very good information. I would ask that you mail out this article to everyone who is receiving Social Security. Believe it or not, a lot of people do not use a computer. Hard to comprehend in this day and age. I get sick when I hear about people be scammed by these disgusting, immoral people.

  2. thank you for the info. It is very useful. I ve got a call from the state of IL and they knew all about me and they said they are from the SSA. I did not gave any of my info but I said if you are from the SSA why do you ask me the info. Don,t know but felt destroyed and scary.

  3. Thanks for the information, it’s ashamed that there are evil people trying to steal from others!

    Thank you for keeping us informed!

  4. Thanks for reiterating telephone scams. Yesterday I received a call that my SS number was being deactivated because of fraudulent activity. I didn’t stay on the phone long enough to get the phone number I was supposed to call. How do we stop these scammers?

    • I have found a way that seems to cut our “phoney” calls down to very little, after being besieged every day. DON”T SAY anything. Put phone down and go about your business. Don’t hang up until you hear the dial tone. There seems to be a click where it sounds like they have hung up but wait for the dial tone.

      • What does that do? I really confused if u just let the audio voice talk ,,howcould thst help them calling more,,,,,I’m getting these calls about twice a day driving me crazy,I would think they get a hint,I’m not going to listen to whatever bullshit by now

    • I’ve been getting those calls now also,they call from USA United States numbers also from Canada,it’s unreal how professional those calls sound,I had to see if they were scams,it’s crazy that people fall for this,now I feel I have to call as and put on hold for your just to see what’s going on….glad I reply cause that’s what they say to me.

  5. I received a call today from 1800-947-3761 at 9:43 AM telling me it is Social security and my SS number has been blocked and I need to talk to a specialist. Knowing this is fraud call, I pressed 1 and some one with a foreign accent came on and asked me for my name and address. I told him you are a fraud and I am going to report you. He hung up immediately. Just posting this for all to beware.

  6. What does Social Security Administration do to some of their officials who behave as scammers?
    Social Security officials in Chicago wrote me 12 letters between 2014 and 2016 claiming that I was overpaid SSI benefit to the tune of $918 in November and December 2013, whereas I was never paid at all. The case was reported to a credit manager in New York who in turn reported it to one of the credit bureaus (Experian) in 2014, and consequently my credit was serious damaged by this group of indolent and insensitive SSA officials. By share coincidence, I discovered from a source that I was not paid at all. How could SSA officials write 12 separate letters demanding for debt that was never owed without any of the officials discovering that I was not owing SSA? I don’t believe that this was an unknown mistake. I believe that this was an intentional act which the perpetrators should be seriously punished for. After I proved that they were wrong, no apology was tendered which showed that it wasn’t a mistake but an intentional act to destroyed me for as long as possible.
    Since 2014, SSA has not paid me my SSI benefits, and just recently (about 32 months ago) my retirement benefits have been detained and looked down without giving me the reason(s) for this discriminatory treatment. I had written many letters, and emailed Almighty SSA on many occasions like this, but all to no avail, as they deliberately ignored all my appeals.

    • It says not to believe it when you’re threatened by someone claiming to be SS over the phone but I was threatened,harrassed and my rights were violated in the SS office by an employee when they claim I had an overpayment,which is bs.Now their stealing almost $50 out of my check every month for years now.You can’t trust real SS officials much less scammers.The real SS have their little scams too.

      • Wow,this it’s up setting I get tssi since 1990 I’ve had never changed anything ever with income I made,then all of a sudden back in 1914 they to said I got over paid,to the tune of over 4,000 dollars and released my check of 332 dollars,they were taken out ever month, this made me sick! It’s bad enough that I have to live off of 700. ,a month,but 300! They r insaine,I called my brother,to help me,figure this out b4 the next month’s check becuz that’s just crazy to take 400 a month out,it’s a inside scam! I finally got them to lower the amt to over 2,000 but they take it out if my check every month,I don’t think see how that extra money could actually go to a specific worker,but I really think it is a inside job,becuz there’s Ithe people like going thru this at same time none of my bank asst or income had change thru the years,!!! Fraud all over it,so they r taken 30 a month out all cause my brilliant brother whom knows how to handle m.thank God for him.it’s a far cry from 300 montlh

  7. I recently received a phone call from Social Security stating that I am being accused of fraud and to call Social Security but, they didn’t leave a callback number. The next day a woman called stating she had a file on me for this supposed fraud and she only left her name (Sarah Davis), as the person to talk to but, again no phone number to call back. How can I find out if any of this is true?

    • If entitled based on work covered by SS, you can be paid in most foreign countries. Inquire at the US embassy or consulate in your country of residence.

  8. Be aware also if you have caller ID of calls that say it is from Medicare. It is NOT unless you have contacted them previously and they said they will return a call.
    There seems to be some companies selling back and knee braces who caller ID will identify as Medicare. They are NOT Medicare. I used to not pick up the phone if I didn’t know the caller but in the days of so many robo callers if the Caller ID identifies as a charity etc I just pick up the phone and set it aside until the call terminates. I do that as I learned that these robo callers keep calling until someone answers. I do NOT speak at all to them. Good luck to all and be careful.

  9. I have gotten a call from 706-298-8630 stating that this was a call from SSA stating I had fraudulent activity against my social security number. I doubt that this is legitimate so I wanted to pass along the phone number so the SSA can do legal follow up on who ever is at the other end of this phone number. Also I would like to get feedback on what action the SSA took against this person(s).

    • I received 6 calls today with the same thing. I didn’t answer cause I was at work. they left a voice mail saying the same thing. the number is 410-774-4310. that is coming out of Crofton Maryland.

      • I had two calls so far today leaving that exact voicemail on my phone. The numbers I received that voicemail and call from were 800-467-5499 and 866-114-2038. Two different numbers leaving the same voicemail. They said they were suspending my SS# due to suspicious activity and to press on for more info thank you. The whole voicemail does not flow well and is from two different numbers, 100% sure this is a fraudulent call.

  10. It happened to me. Even went to offices and found out it was fraud. But after waiting all day. Couldn’t get any information on phone. Disgusting!!

  11. “frauds and scams are an unfortunate part of doing business online” in part because the US gov’t, while happy to have the NSA intercept & store e-mails of citizens (who believes the NSA stopped because Congress told it to) yet somehow neither feds nor states can be bothered to protect the online privacy & security of citizens & legal residents. Far better that corporations be able to maximize their short terms profits & minimize their costs (like the cost of maintaining database, et al security).

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  13. I received a call from a woman who said she was from social security. She asked many personal info. from me. She said her name was Patricia Stella. She also said to call her at 1-855-249-4342 at extension 2085630. Is it ok or have I been scammed?

    Thank you

    • Hello Craig. Thank you for checking with us. On occasion, our employees will contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. We may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other pending business with our office.
      That said, please continue to be cautious of unsolicited phone calls, or email messages. If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with the organization. Avoid providing personal information unless you are certain of the person’s authority to have that information. Hope this helps. Thanks!

  14. I got a call I know now was a scamer please call me back I gave them some information now I know they wasn’t real please help me I have been calling ssi all day and haven’t got a call back yet my number is 5672776278 please help me get to the bottom of this.

  15. I received a call from (201) 405-7772 number saying that someone was using my ss# in a fraudulent manner. I have tried calling 1-800-269-0271 number, that was no help. The ss office near me closed at 12 today. How can I verify anything about my ss#?

  16. i recieved a call 1/24/2019 from a ron smith phone number1-562-373-4270 telling me to return a call to saying that i was doing illegal acting with my social security that i will be proscuted for this

  17. Keep getting called from 4107744310 saying an issue with my social security.
    Please let me know if this is a real concern.

    Carol

  18. Color me stupid but I’m confused. I was told when my husband passed away at the age of 47 that I would be able to collect his benefits at age 60. I am five years older than he was and there is also a shady ex-wife involved. And no I’m not one of those women! I have an ex-husband that would come help me with my husband because he was terminally ill and we have always spent holidays together throughout the years. Unfortunately I couldn’t get his ex to understand that she didn’t need to be the textbook picture of an “Ex”. There is also the fact that their son has disabilities and as soon as he passed his income went from $749 a month to over $1900 a month. Until we found out my husband was stage IV Pancreatic Cancer we were down to pay for one child at the tune of $1100+ a month. Anyway she has always known how to use the son to get what she needs and acting ignorant at the same time. I know that being his first wife and having the ten year mark under her belt she is also entitled. I guess I need to know (1) Am I able to collect at 60 or do I have to wait until he would have been of retirement age (2) What amount am I entitled to and (3) Any advise would be appreciated. I have worked the majority of my life full-time, raised (3) active boys that were involved in sports year round (support – $375, not $2000 like his ex at the highest point) and started taking care of everyone from my grandmother, parents, a brother that has had a debilitating stroke and another brother that was an amputee right up to my husband that worked right up to the point of his diagnosis of stage IV Pancreatic Cancer. He still worked from home for most of the last nine months, but can I say…I’m tired! I still have a mortgage and after 2 1/2 years the funds are going fast because I paid off everything I could and due to the fact that we rarely had a chance to save because she (the ex) didn’t miss a three opportunity to take him back for more support and because he traveled for work we were never able to take care of things like arranging for retirement, other than our 401K’s, which at times had to be stopped due to the ridiculous amounts she was awarded based on overtime he had to worked so that we too could keep a roof over our heads and not to mention the out of pocket funds that went to taking care of my brother and parents. I worked full-time myself and had a decent second income of $51K-$53K the last five yrs before he passed. I guess because I’m so used to having the screws put to me I need to find out if I should plan of working until I’m dead too? I’d love to hear from anyone with any experience on this issue. And thank you for taking the time to listen to me whine…trust me that’s just the tip of the iceberg where his ex is concerned. Honestly it’s sad to be so greedy.
    Thanks again!

    • Hi, Jeannie. We are sorry to hear about your loss. You could be eligible for benefits based on your husband’s earnings. You can receive full benefits at full retirement age for survivors or reduced benefits as early as age 60. If you are disabled, you could begin receiving benefits as early as age 50 if the disability started before or within 7 years of your husband’s death. For additional information, visit our Benefits Planner: If You Are The Survivor web page. For specific questions, toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and speak with one of our representatives for further assistance. We hope this helps.

  19. Missed a call today and when I called back the called stated it was the Social Security Administration then started asking for my name and social security number. Here is the number that called me. 817-591-0351. I know this was not the Social Security offices but wanted to make your office was aware of someone calling and asking this info.

  20. As of January 28, 2019 I received five (5) phone calls demanding that I return a call about my Social Security number is being fraudulently used. These times are Mountain Standard times:
    Time Phone number
    0645 512-647-1672
    0700 360-519-6773
    0718 512-647-6773
    0822 512-647-1672
    0954 360-519-6773
    This information has also been reported to the Teller County Colorado Sheriff’s Office.

  21. I received an email from DoNotReply@ssa.gov on January 23, 2019 asking me to call 866-964-7317 ext 229226 and ask for Charles Wedderburn before February 7, 2019. Is this a valid email from the SSA?

    Larry Shviak

    • Hi Larry, thank you for using our blog to ask your question. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by email for customer-service purposes. Any links that you find within these E-mails should always point to a “.gov” web address. Thank you for checking with us and yes, that is a legitimate email address.

  22. I received a phone call at 1134am mountain time today, Jan 28, 2019 from a recording that stated it was Stacy Goodwin from the Inspector General’s office of the Social Security Administration. The recording said”your social security number has been suspended and please contact the emergency helpline number at 15622466812″. This message was left on my answering machine and I did not return the call. I want to report this as a possible scam.

  23. I just got a call from the Soc Sec. number and they said my benefits were being dropped. I hung up. The number on the ID was the same number as The real SS number

  24. I had been receiving a 1-800-777-25xx phone call daily from an automated recording which stated that there was fraudulent activity concerning my SSN and I should speak to a social security representative, otherwise, my social security account would be deleted. I was very suspicious of the repeated call but finally pressed 1 and spoke shortly with a female. I only stated my name (without spelling it) but stopped the conversation when she asked me to confirm my SSN. I said that if there was indeed a problem with my SSN I could resolve the matter in-person at the Social Security office. Should I be concerned about giving my first and last name over the phone? I assume that is not considered sensitive information that could be used inappropriately by scammers. No other information was given. I would appreciate any feedback on this.

  25. I just received several calls from a (410)417-6492.i finally answered it and the recording said that somebody is using my ss# in fraudulent activities.when I called them back this guy frank Wilson said he was an investigator and that my ss# is being used by someone doing money laundering in Michigan.i told him you don’t sound like frank Wilson to me and that his accent was Indian from India.he said he was from africa.i told him I’ll call the social security office myself to verify this activity that he was talking about. Can you please verify if it is true.thank you very much.

  26. Just got a call from Texas area code (214) and it said I need to call back to a different number about my benefits and my account will be stopped and possibly I’ll have a warrant out on me?. I see it is fraudulent and our offices are closed today due to weather! It is sad we have to get preyed upon.

  27. I got a call from a # 225-478-6883 saying they were SSA and that my benefits would be stopped. They called me by name … I did hang up

    • Hi Mary: If the caller is claiming to be from Social Security—it is critical that you pay attention to the tone and content of the message from the caller. In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number (SSN), on file. Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment, or they threaten that Social Security will terminate your benefits if they do not confirm your information. This appears to be a widespread issue, as reports have come from people across the country. These calls are not from Social Security.

      If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security, we urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your SSN or bank account information. Never reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you, and never send the stranger money via wire transfer or gift cards.

      Social Security employees will never threaten you for information; they will not state that you face potential arrest or other legal action if you fail to provide information or pay a fee. In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up. If you receive these calls, report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at oig.ssa.gov/report.

  28. I received 10 phone calls today from phone number: 410-433-0074 claiming to be social security and they had several suspicious activities on my social security number and they were going to suspend my number if I didn’t call them back at that number.

    • Hi Jimmie: If the caller is claiming to be from Social Security—it is critical that you pay attention to the tone and content of the message from the caller. In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number (SSN), on file. Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment, or they threaten that Social Security will terminate your benefits if they do not confirm your information. This appears to be a widespread issue, as reports have come from people across the country. These calls are not from Social Security.

      If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security, we urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your SSN or bank account information. Never reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you, and never send the stranger money via wire transfer or gift cards.

      Social Security employees will never threaten you for information; they will not state that you face potential arrest or other legal action if you fail to provide information or pay a fee. In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up. If you receive these calls, report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at oig.ssa.gov/report.

    • Hi Teala: Thank you for letting us know. If the caller is claiming to be from Social Security—it is critical that you pay attention to the tone and content of the message from the caller. In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number (SSN), on file. Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment, or they threaten that Social Security will terminate your benefits if they do not confirm your information. This appears to be a widespread issue, as reports have come from people across the country. These calls are not from Social Security.

      If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security, we urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your SSN or bank account information. Never reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you, and never send the stranger money via wire transfer or gift cards.

      Social Security employees will never threaten you for information; they will not state that you face potential arrest or other legal action if you fail to provide information or pay a fee. In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up. If you receive these calls, report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at oig.ssa.gov/report.

  29. I received a phone call from a man claiming to be a Federal Officer Badge # 908125, stating that I am being sued by Social Security for Fraud and wanting my personal information. I know that SSN doesn’t normally call me they mail all inquiry’s to me and wait for my response. I told the man that I wanted him to mail me the paperwork he was talking about and I would read with my Lawyer. At that point he hung up. My phone recorded the phone number he called from as 800-325-0778. I did a Google Search on that phone number. It belongs to a Funeral Home, not Social Security. I though you all might want to know this information.

    • Hi Diane: Thank you for letting us know. If the caller is claiming to be from Social Security—it is critical that you pay attention to the tone and content of the message from the caller. In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number (SSN), on file. Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment, or they threaten that Social Security will terminate your benefits if they do not confirm your information. This appears to be a widespread issue, as reports have come from people across the country. These calls are not from Social Security.

      If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security, we urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your SSN or bank account information. Never reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you, and never send the stranger money via wire transfer or gift cards.

      Social Security employees will never threaten you for information; they will not state that you face potential arrest or other legal action if you fail to provide information or pay a fee. In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up. If you receive these calls, report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at oig.ssa.gov/report.

  30. I received a scam call re my social security today from phone number 603-259-1107. Just reporting this number for investigation. I did not engage with the caller.

    • Hi Janis: Thank you for letting us know. If the caller is claiming to be from Social Security—it is critical that you pay attention to the tone and content of the message from the caller. In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number (SSN), on file. Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment, or they threaten that Social Security will terminate your benefits if they do not confirm your information. This appears to be a widespread issue, as reports have come from people across the country. These calls are not from Social Security.

      If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security, we urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your SSN or bank account information. Never reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you, and never send the stranger money via wire transfer or gift cards.

      Social Security employees will never threaten you for information; they will not state that you face potential arrest or other legal action if you fail to provide information or pay a fee. In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up. If you receive these calls, report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at oig.ssa.gov/report.

    • Hi Glen: Thank you for letting us know. If the caller is claiming to be from Social Security—it is critical that you pay attention to the tone and content of the message from the caller. In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number (SSN), on file. Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment, or they threaten that Social Security will terminate your benefits if they do not confirm your information. This appears to be a widespread issue, as reports have come from people across the country. These calls are not from Social Security.

      If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security, we urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your SSN or bank account information. Never reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you, and never send the stranger money via wire transfer or gift cards.

      Social Security employees will never threaten you for information; they will not state that you face potential arrest or other legal action if you fail to provide information or pay a fee. In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up. If you receive these calls, report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at oig.ssa.gov/report.

    • Hi Buddy: If the caller is claiming to be from Social Security—it is critical that you pay attention to the tone and content of the message from the caller. In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number (SSN), on file. Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment, or they threaten that Social Security will terminate your benefits if they do not confirm your information. This appears to be a widespread issue, as reports have come from people across the country. These calls are not from Social Security.

      If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security, we urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your SSN or bank account information. Never reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you, and never send the stranger money via wire transfer or gift cards.

      Social Security employees will never threaten you for information; they will not state that you face potential arrest or other legal action if you fail to provide information or pay a fee. In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up. If you receive these calls, report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at oig.ssa.gov/report.

  31. In 2019, the majority of the country is utilizing and in some cases abusing the internet and other online outlets for the conduction of business. This business could include online banking, online bill paying options and for the monitoring and maintenance of retirement accounts such as social security. Unfortunately, the elderly members of the population are often targeted in phishing scams and the social security administration has added some pertinent information to this site to prevent any users of Social Security from experiencing scams and identity theft. The site asks its users not to provide any personal information over the phone nor over the internet to strangers. The users have to protect their bank account information as well as their Social Security Numbers, because with this minimal amount of information a hacker can completely destroy the life of someone with the stroke a key. This is one of the reasons that is essential that this organization and all healthcare professional organizations ensure that all policies and procedures are up to date and possess the ability to counteract these negative actions on the part of criminals seeking to steal the valuable personal information of the user. The user can ask questions of the caller or online source and these entities are obligated to provide their name, business information, and the nature of the call. If the caller or online inquirer is unable to provide these small pieces of information to the user, then nine times out of ten they are trying to obtain this information for fraudulent purposes. The Social Security member should report any suspicious activities or inquires for information to their local office or through the website. They have provided the users with the phone number that the potential scammers may utilize to procure information from the elderly.

  32. Received a phone call from (609) 796-4249 claiming to be the social security administration. They left a message for me to call them back as my social security number was being suspended due to suspicious activity. I see on your website that the social security office rarely calls with information such as this so I have to believe it is a scam. Just thought you all should know.

  33. I just received a robo call from an officer at the Social Security Office stating that legal action will be taken if I don’t return the phone call. I am supposed to call 631-339-0562. I will not be returning the call.

    • Hi, Nancy. Thanks for letting us know. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  34. I just got a call saying my ssc # has been suspended I think this is a scam the call came from Texas area I did not give them any info I just hung up on them

    • Hi, Robert. Thanks for letting us know. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. We hope this helps.

  35. hello my counselor has set an appointment for march 5th
    and the phone number on that paper is wrong and on that appointment date she will not be able to call because the phone number is wrong today is now four days I have been trying to reach her many time each day and she never there to answer he phone and the letter gives 30 days for me to call or I will lose my ssi
    this is not right why should I lose my ssi when I have been calling for four days now I need ot reach her before march 5th and I have heard warning of scamming on the phone about some one pretending to me some one else I ma warn out from trying to reach her why should I lose my ssi over this I am afraid to even shar this but who to I turn to

  36. Phony call on 3/1/19. Robot voice claimed my SS# would be suspended due to “irregular activity”. Call came from 866-404-5229.

    • Hi, Doug. Thanks for letting us know. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  37. I just received a call from a social security agent wanting to know my full name and social security number. They said they had a legal issue and was going to proceed with legal steps. When i told him that I don’t give out my social security number to someone I don’t know, he became angry and told me to kiss his ass!

    • Thanks for letting us know, Sheila. We have been warning the public. Keep in mind we do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  38. Received the following fraud calls: 3/1/19 827 am ct from 707 502 2951 Eureka CA / 3/5/19 840 am ct from 979 446 0610 Bryan TX / 3/5/19 1128 am ct 979 446 0610 Bryan TX

    • Hi, Robert. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. We hope this helps.

  39. I got 3 messages claiming there was a problem with my social security number. They were recordings sent to my cell phone. I assumed they were scams. The numbers were 866 404-3569 and 866 404- 2872

  40. I just received a call from 1-866-404-5578, it went to VM, but they are claiming to be the SS Administration. They said my SS# will be suspended due to some suspicious activity. I figured a scam…but wanted to make others aware.

  41. I’ve gotten 6 calls in the last 3 hours from someone claiming to be from the “social security department” – they’ve left 5 voicemails asking me to call about my social security number. Needless to say I haven’t called since they don’t even have the name of the agency correct! the calls are coming from an 866 area code.

  42. I just received two phone calls, which I did not pick up because only pick up numbers I know, so they left voicemails. It was automated and said “This call is from the Department of Social Security Administration, the reason you have received this phone call from our department to inform you that we just suspend your SS# because we found some suspicious activity, so if you want to know about this case just press one thank you.” I know that this has to be a scam because the grammar is wrong and the automated person seems to be speaking with breaks in speech and talking pattern. I just wanted to put this up here. The numbers I received this from is 800-467-5499 and 866-114-2038.

  43. i have recieved at least 5 calls from phone numbers 866-404-2345, 866-404–4178 to supicous activity with my SS card. Claiming roboticly the call is from the Dept. of Social Security. Thank-you, Kelly Nelson.

    • Hi Kelly. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employee may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business that are pending. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen to confirm personal information over the phone. If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA or the OIG, please contact your local Social Security office. You may also call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks.
      The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which receives and analyzes public complaints related to identity theft, recently reported to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) an increase in reports of suspicious phone calls from people claiming to be SSA employees.
      If a person receives a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA, citizens may report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  44. I attempted to follow think to report the scam phone call I just received, but the link takes me to a page with no links that are apparently related.

    I received a call on 502-727-3636 today, March 12 at 1:57 PM from 1-800-425-9010 saying that my Social Security account was suspended due to “suspicious activity” and indicating I could speak to someone about it. I was suspicious, hung up, and checked my account which is fine.

    If you have a more direct link to report it please inform me.

  45. Just received a phone call from 866-431-9985 automated and saying my social security number had been alerted to some form of problem and to hang on for someone to talk to…as my benefits on SS were being halted due to weird activity. FYI

  46. Just got a robo call from this number. It is a scam – 830-355-2263 Did not give any info! This is an fyi. Thanks

  47. I received a call about once a week since beginning of January. I block the NUMBERS after listening to the VM. NUMBER TODAY WA 833-888-9767. Threatening my social security each time they call. Thick foreign accent.

    Wish these creeps would be arrested…..

  48. 800-772-3232 called claiming they were s s a and said my ssn had been deleted for unusual activity and wanted me to provide my ssn to fix problem

  49. I don’t know how my phone number got out on this SSA scam calling list but I have been getting these calls all morning about my SS numbber being under government investigations for fraud. They just want me to verify my SS number…

    I can instantly tell it’s not the real SSA

    Here is a few of the numbers that have been calling:

    410-394-7923
    410-205-6227

  50. trying to report a phone number claiming to be social security, but obviously you just go through the same crap over and over and over, so oh well

  51. I just received a phone call telling me there was an arrest warrant out for me for fraud..they told me someone was waiting for me to call back..The number they called from is 571-642-4018. I didn’t call them back

    • Hi Linda: If the caller is claiming to be from Social Security—it is critical that you pay attention to the tone and content of the message from the caller. In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number (SSN), on file. Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment, or they threaten that Social Security will terminate your benefits if they do not confirm your information. This appears to be a widespread issue, as reports have come from people across the country. These calls are not from Social Security.

      If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security, we urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your SSN or bank account information. Never reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you, and never send the stranger money via wire transfer or gift cards.

      Social Security employees will never threaten you for information; they will not state that you face potential arrest or other legal action if you fail to provide information or pay a fee. In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up. If you receive these calls, report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at oig.ssa.gov/report.

  52. I’ve been receiving calls from these numbers (+1 (453) 860-8352, +1 (453) 830-0583) claiming they’re from department of social security administration.

  53. Hi my name is nitasha miller and I think my social security is getting used and screwed I got a weird phone call from California what di do?

  54. I am receiving multiple calls from 325-549-1134 in regards to my SSN being suspended. I was directed to come here and leave a complaint or inquiry.

    • Hi Shauna: If the caller is claiming to be from Social Security—it is critical that you pay attention to the tone and content of the message from the caller. In some cases, the caller states that Social Security does not have all of your personal information, such as your Social Security number (SSN), on file. Other callers claim Social Security needs additional information so the agency can increase your benefit payment, or they threaten that Social Security will terminate your benefits if they do not confirm your information. This appears to be a widespread issue, as reports have come from people across the country. These calls are not from Social Security.

      If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security, we urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your SSN or bank account information. Never reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you, and never send the stranger money via wire transfer or gift cards.

      Social Security employees will never threaten you for information; they will not state that you face potential arrest or other legal action if you fail to provide information or pay a fee. In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up. If you receive these calls, report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at oig.ssa.gov/report.

  55. I received a fake call from someone pretending to be from the Social Security Office.

    There number is: 260 350 0892

  56. Got voice mail today 3-27-19. Have received same message before. Speaker is a female robot voice from 9286085630 in Page, Arizona: “…inform you that a legal enforcement action has been filed on your social security number for fraudulent activity so when you get this message speak to our officer on our hotline number at 9286085630 I repeat 9286085630.”

    Is there any other place to report this message. I got it this morning. But I have received same message in the past.

  57. The caller called from 1-760-790-5143 which came up as California saying my ssn had been suspended and to call them back at this number .

    • Hi, Barton. Keep in mind we do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

    • Hi, Joseph. Keep in mind we do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

    • Hi, Mark. Thanks for letting us know. Keep in mind We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. We hope this helps.

  58. After visiting the local social security office on March 25,2019 I received 8 spam calls, two of them left voice mail messages. I saved all numbers and messages. They called on my cell and landline.

    PPlease investigate this at our local SS office
    Ina Warren 336 893-5529

  59. Hello
    Just a note to let you know that I received two calls within a couple hours of each other. They were claiming to be social security and they were going to cancel my number if I didn’t call them back. LOL. Here are the numbers they left with the exact same recording. 575-519-7132 and 512-566-7568. They were from New York and New Mexico. They left message on my voice mail because I don’t answer if I don’t know who’s calling. Hope this is some help.

    Regards

    • Thank you for letting us know, Raymond. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  60. I was called by a recording from California today 3/29/19 at 7:05 am. The recording mentioned something about taking legal action against me. I was taken by surprised so I didn’t get the full message. I tried calling the number back an hour later when I got to work but got a recording that it is not a complete number. I am going to treat it as a fraudulent call.

  61. I received a call today (604-203-6841) from someone claiming to be from the Soc. Sec. admin (a woman with a strong Indian accent). They wanted to confirm some information. They had my phone number (obviously), name, address and wanted to confirm my birth date, which, when pressed, they had the correct date. At that point, I declined to confirm anything, and hung up.

  62. Got a call using the following number-
    844-374-8851 stating that my Social Security number had been compromised. Is this a scam?

  63. We received a call from 281 528 3629 (Texas call) saying that our social security number was compromised etc., etc.

  64. This phone number was left on my telephone with the message that there is a suspension notice on my
    soc, sec, # by Social Security. 434 205-1854.
    I did not return this call

    • Thanks for letting us know, Johanna. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

    • Hi, Vicky. Thanks for checking in with us. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  65. April 3, 2019
    Just received a call from 800-025-1548.
    Their call-back number is 281-404-6700.

    They first asked for my name.
    When I said that they should know that,
    they hung up.

  66. Was called by a man saying his name was Chris Anderson (though did not sound like any American I met before. Gave his number as 520-762-7238, which he left in a message. Told me this was a warning call that if I did not call them back I would be arrested and jailed for drug trafficking. Told me he worked for social security.

    I told him that I had no involvement in anything he noted and he told me I would be arrested. I told him to do it, as he wanted my ss# and other information which I refused to give over the phone.

    • Hi, Wayne. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  67. 18888100237 called me trying to say that they’re the social security office and not my social security number has came up as strange behavior so they’re suspending my license or my social security number so I answered it and the lady asked me for my address and my social security number to know who it is and I told her no she needed to send me something in the mail and she hung up on me I tried to call back and now I’m blocked watch out

  68. 6208429483, Anthony, Kansas … call says from SS and my SS# was suspended because of suspicious activity and to press 1 to know more about this case

  69. Please help! I just helped my fiancé put in all his sensitive information onto a website that I thought was social security. When I went to submit, up came a place to put on credit card information. That’s when I realized it wasn’t the actual social security office. When I clicked the back button, it brought me to the beginning of the website, not to where I filled everything on. So I wasn’t able to erase anything. We’re both freaking out right now. What do I do? The name of the online company is social security filer.com and there’s no contact info. Please help!

  70. Please help! I just helped my fiancé put in all his sensitive information onto a website that I thought was social security. When I went to submit, up came a place to put on credit card information. That’s when I realized it wasn’t the actual social security office. When I clicked the back button, it brought me to the beginning of the website, not to where I filled everything on. So I wasn’t able to erase anything. We’re both freaking out right now. What do I do? The name of the online company is

  71. What do you do if you gave them your social security and information bit whem asked to fill out a form hung up??

  72. I am reporting a scam call about my social security account from tel. #
    916 295-1845 at 11;30 on April 8, 2019.
    Thanks

    • Hi, Barbara. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  73. I’m currently being robocalled from various 206-464-XXXX numbers. First clue that it is probably fraudulent: bad grammar in the messages they leave

  74. I received a call today April 9 2019 , from 18004803292 at 12.31 pm , telling me it is Social security and my SS number would be suspended if I did not speak with the person who comes to line,if I press 1. It was scary. I just hung up.

    • Hi, Viki. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. Thanks, again.

  75. Robo call pretending to be from SSA with caller ID 1-888-810-#### that my social security number has been suspended I kept ignoring until I really waited for prompt ‘press 1 to continue’ I pressed 1, kinda funny a guy with foreign accent, “this is social security administration, how can I help you?” I paused, toota deep breath and asked, “ are you sure you’re at social security administration?” The guy hanged up, ha-ha-hah.

  76. I just got a call from 877 480 484 9 stating my social security number has been compromised but when I call it back it says it’s a local Social Security office so somebody has breached the phone number please assist immediately

    • Hi, Karine. Thanks for checking in with us. Keep in mind we do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  77. I received a telephone message, with a man’s voice stating:

    “This call is from the Department of Social Security Administration. We have uncovered suspicious activity on your account. We are suspending your Social Security #. Press #1 to know about this case.”

    My Caller I.D. showed the name of Rick Elton, with the telephone number of 512-234-4718. I believe this is a scam.

  78. Received a scam call just as described in the SSA website regarding “Beware of scammers”. This one was from HoustonTX and the number was 281-448-8427

  79. I keep getting calls from 402 area code (Nebraska) I know it’s a scam and all the people are Indian, so unless our government has farmed out the SS system they’re con artists. I’ve told them to stop calling but they continue to call every day, all day. So now when they call, I blow an airhorn into the receiver, it’s pretty deafening. As a matter of fact as I’m writing this, they called again. I figure eventually they will get tired of this. Btw..I’m on the National do not call registry so that doesn’t work.

  80. I was contacted by someone (an automated caller) whose number displayed as +1(1)18001191213. They told me because of “unusual activity” on my SS#, all future payments would be suspended and I needed to speak to one of their Social Security specialists.

  81. I received two calls from 1-800-772-1011 and I did not pick up, so they left two message. The messages said that the call is from the Department of Social Security Administration and they are contacting me because they noticed some suspicious activities on SSN and they want to me to call them right away. I got suspicious and googled the phone number and somehow landed on this page and confirmed my suspicion.

  82. received two calls today, one from 800-647-8214, and another from877-305-3630, claiming to be reps from S.S.A. ( automated ), stating my S.S. number had been compromised and suspended

  83. I received a voice and e-mail from Charles Wedderburn that he wants me to review my earnings record for Social Security. The phone number he want me to call back is: 866 964-7317, ext 29024. Is this legit or a scam?

  84. I got a call from your (800) 772-1213 phone number. No message was left but I had been waiting for a call from my local office. I called the (800) 772-1213 number but when I got a call back it came from ‭+1 (469) 656-6039‬. My question is, is this a legitimate Social Security phone number?

    • Hi, Deborah. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  85. I received a Social Security scam attempt. Call back number : 332-331-8595. Said my SS# had been compromised & to call that number. I did not..
    +

    • Thanks for letting us know. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  86. I received a call from 888-253-5629 stating that my SS# has been compromised and that I need to call this number to correct the issue, I did not call back as I believe it is a scam…
    …for your information / records.
    please confirm.

  87. I had a great time Calling my scammer. He was so pissed at me by the time I got done with him. He told me to “shut up” after the second phone call to him, and after the third call to him he begged me to quit calling him. I had a phone call from the IRS two months ago. Just think about what I told Him. I love when scammers call me.

  88. I have been receiving multiple phone calls and voicemails claiming to be Social Security and that my social security number is going to be deleted due to suspicious activity. 888-810-0727, 0616, 0612, 0535, 0533, 0523, 0517, 0510. When I call the number back, the same exact message comes on that was on the voicemails. No person answers the phone, it is strictly a message. I am totally ignoring the calls and deleting the voicemails. Hopefully this ends soon.

  89. Apr. 17, 2019 12:48pm. I received a call from 484-971-486 stating a problem with my ss # and that it was suspended.

  90. I received several calls from this number 202-450-3005 saying my Social Security was suspended.
    I did’t answer the calls because I suspected they were scam calls

  91. Received a call while I was out, the caller ID window displayed US GOVT with a number of 469-656-6039, since I was not home to take the call the caller did not leave a message on my answering service. I find it odd that the number is owned by a person near Allen, Texas and its a Landline, issued by Teleport Communications Group – Dallas. This call was very suspicious to me and I do not know why Social Security would be calling me back from a different state than what I live in. Usually if I get returned calls they come directly from the S.S. in my home town. 25 Complaints have been filed to the FTC regarding this number. Social Security Administration could be linked to this number, but regardless, consumer beware.

  92. I received a call on April 22 around 1:30pm from +16174922617 and they said my application for SSDI benefits was approved. Would this be something a phishing scheme would do? They said I need to get a rep payee or a letter from a social worker saying I do not need a rep payee, and to bring that letter to my local social security office in Cambridge Massachusetts. I think I may have given them my SSN over the phone.

    • Hi, Ashley. Please be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls. If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with the company. Avoid providing personal information unless you are certain of a person’s authority to have the information. If you have questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from Social Security, please contact your local Social Security office. You may also call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks.

  93. Dear Jim Borland,

    I received phone calls from 888-810-0311 and 888-810-1045. They said that they have discontinued my Social Security benefits, because there has been suspicious activity with my Social Security Number. I did not give them any information. I asked her to state the name of the Company she was calling from. She stated ______ Investigations, Social Security Dept. I then asked her to provide the whole name again because I didn’t hear the name that came before Investigations. She then stated my name and then asked if that is who I was. (She did have my correct name.) I did not respond and she then said that I have been flagged and the police have been dispatched to my address. I work for the County of Riverside, Department of Social Services.

  94. I recieved a robot call claiming to be SSA. They said something like fraud has been committed on SSA NUMBER.
    It came from…219 919 9688. Sounds like a scam.

  95. I have received four calls today from this number. The following is copied from my voice mail.
    This we have received against your social security number by the Federal crime and investigation Department. We need to talk to you as soon as possible. Again this call is from Social Security Administration number to reach department is 301-264-8107. I repeat it’s 301-264-8107. Thank you.

  96. Thank you…I just received a call on voicemail stating that my SS# has been suspended because of suspicious activity and to press one if I want to know the details of this case. Of course, I immediately knew it to be a scam. The number was 1-603-331-4949 Colebrook, NH. The call came in at 2:51 PM (PST)

  97. I was getting several such calls, from men with Indian or middle eastern accents, claiming my SSN is suspended for suspicious or illegal activity, and that an arrest warrant would be issued if I didn’t confirm my info. Of course I didn’t give out any info, but the most satisfying solution I found was to meow like a cat at them. They’re baffled at first, then they either hang up or call me nasty names and then hang up. “Mreeow?”

  98. I keep getting phone calls from this number 409-066-4591. Officer Bell saying hes a deputy of ssa. He states that the FBI, HOMELAND SECURITY, US MARSHALS are conducting a investigation on my ss number. When i asked for contact information for the above departments he hung up. He also has a thick foreign accent. I called the number back but it says it no longer in working order. No i did not give them any information. Thank you

  99. Hello i am write this for my wife she is hard of hearing we got a phone from 409 066-4197 saying that her ssi got use from a person who act like ssi agent that my ssi got used in car stolen texas that drugs and with personal information in saying that he ssi officer . we put the phone on speaker so i could hear what they staying with her hard of hearing all tones sound a like so she couldnt tell the difference. we didnt know there a scam going around he told me that he officer i told her give her infomation cause we didnt want her to get trouble cause they said there send two officer to that address to explain too her with her new ssi number that has issues. After we hang up we went on the website cause it seem fishy but wasnt sure . What do we do i didnt know there was a scam and with her heard of hearing i told her it was okey cause of officer of law. What do we do next on how to stop them from useing there infomation if some could contact that will be great information

    • Hi. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  100. So I received a voicemail which said my SS # was suspended because of “fraudulent activity”. I have an .mp3 file of the voicemail – if you give me an email address, I’ll send it to you

    • Hi, Jonathan. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. Thanks, again.

  101. I received a call stating I had inquired about SSA disability, I told her already receive SSA and she immediately hung up. Did not save number. Received a text message today from 1-904-849-9363 with the message:
    Susan w/bill help you wanted help w/ S.S disability. I did not reply then was sent additional text with my name?

  102. I ‘ve recently gotten a spate of recorded calls claiming that my social security number has been cancelled. I hang up before listening to the full message because I know it’s a scam. I live in Los Angeles.

  103. We have been receiving phone calls saying they are from U.S.Treasury about a felony against social security number. The number to be called is 906-214-1143 before we are arrested. The number showing up on our caller id is OUR cell phone number. We have received 8 of these calls today. 04/29/2019

  104. I have been receiving calls from 940-295-4776, saying that my social security card has been suspended do to suspected fraudulent activity. Also threatening to take legal action against me if I don’t call back and talk to their legal department.

    • Hi Katherine. Thank you for letting us know about these calls. We do not usually make random calls. If you or anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  105. I received a phone call from 281-560-3089 with a recording saying my social security number as been involved with fraud and to call this number back. When I called that number back, I spoke to someone who sounded like he was from another country. I asked why the search online did not show an area code of 281. He says if you are going to be like that, I’ll just transfer your call to the local police department. I said fine. He transferred me and it sounded like the same person picked up that transferred me. I asked who I was speaking to. He says your husband. I told him he was not my husband because my husband does not have an accent. He insisted he was my husband. I hung up. I tried to file a complaint against this number with the phone company, but apparently AT&T doesn’t care.

    • Hi, Trish. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  106. Unfortunately and very upsetting I became a victim of a phone scam social security over the phone on 5-1-19. I wrote down the callers names, and all info I was scammed out of $2,600 file a police report and trying to report incident on social security website. I had to apply for a payday loan to compensate the financial obligations. I really pray and hope someone investigate and find these people whose taking advantage of people like this. I feel so violated and humiliated putting myself in a financial difficulty by being so naïve and not using my common sense.

  107. I received a call from SOC SEC ADMIN at this number
    1-866-614-0032 telling me a warrant for me by Social Security and dial one (1) to speak to a representative.
    I hung up.

  108. I received a call from la La Trenda Caldwell stating she needed info about my ssa application, her tel # was 877-593-3955. Is this a scammer?

  109. 201-404-6700: computer generated voice saying the following: “The reason you have received this phone call from our department is to inform you that your social security number has been suspended because there’s a legal enforcement actions filed on your social security number for fraudulent activities. Kindly call back on our number before we begin with the legal proceedings. The number is 281-404-6700. Thank you.”
    Sad thing is despite the obvious falsity of the message, it increases the stress unknown numbers cause lately.

    • Hi, Matt. Thanks for letting us know. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. Thanks, again.

  110. So I got a call said my ssa account will be deleted and so I call this number ‭+1 (215) 597-5657‬ and non Also social security mid Atlantic they said

  111. got a letter stating an account for Social Security on line services was created on April 30, 2019.
    i did not do that is it a hoax?

  112. I received a call from 470-655-2460 saying that it was from social security – it was the last attempt (I’d never had any other attempt) to reach me, and that there would be litigation if I did not call the number back. I assume that it was not the social security administration and that I would have heard if there was any issue from a registered letter or so forth if this was really something that I needed to be concerned with.

    • Hi, Donna. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  113. Received an automated call from SS saying my number was suspended because of suspicious activity. It seemed HIGHLY UNLIKELY that SS would call me that way. But I pressed 1 when told, to see who would come up. When answered, it sounded like a woman with a slightly British accent, maybe an islander, was sitting in a noisy luncheonette or bar. She also sounded somewhat ditzy or drunk. She asked how she could help me ! I asked why did you call and she asked for my name. At that point I hung up.

    • Hi Barbara. Thank you for letting us know about these calls. We do not usually make random calls. If you or anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

    • Hi Dee. Thank you for letting us know about these calls. We do not usually make random calls. If you or anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

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  114. I received a robo call today which left a voice mail saying:
    “This call is from Social Security department. We need to talk to you as soon as possible. Number to reach department is (321)607-7101.”

    • Hi Benjamin. Thank you for letting us know about these calls. We do not usually make random calls. If you or anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  115. I just received mail from PO Box 2910, Kennesaw, GA 30156–9843 says open immediately important information enclosed and it’s asking me to give them my name address phone number email address that they want to send me Medicare information and that if I don’t request it by May 23 something about that is this legit or is this something that’s coming from somewhere else other than the Social Security office my name is Pamela Sue Hammond please respond as soon as possible to let me know

    • Hi, Pamela. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

    • Hi, Sandra. Thanks for letting us know. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  116. Got an obvious scam call today that said my SS number had been cancelled. They said to call 903-371-0338. You can call them, I won’t.

  117. just had a second call from an individual stating from SSA this one from 844-222-9655, when I asked for their ID number with the agency the individual ended the call, the first call today came from 833-252-1136, same scenario, but at that time I mentioned it was a recorded line and how could I assist them, the individual terminated the call

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Nanette. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  118. Received a call at 8:00 AM accented man asked if this is Ellen. I of course responded “Yes”,He then asked if I lived at some unintelligible address, which sounded nothing like mine and said that I “Might ” be eligible for a new SS card. I said “What?”. he repeated himself, that I “might” be eligible for a new SS card. I told him I thought he was full of shit, hung up and blocked the number.

  119. I’ve been getting different calls from numbers that say United States or USA and Washington,today it was Canada,, they say that my ss number has been cancelled or something fraud,then they want me to stay on line an push a button to fix or find out what’s going on.now I know theye don’t cancel as numbers each person gets one for life,so I’m tired of all these calls. Could I please tell me if there are any scansnow? Just thought I’d report. It. Thanks

    • Hi, Dawn. Thanks for letting us know. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. Thanks, again.

  120. Great – but what is being done to stop this? I get a call a day about this and a similar scam where they try to get my credit card number. On occasion I try to just keep them on the phone to waste.l their time so they aren’t calling someone else – they get quite obscene when they figure out you’re on to them. Surely this is a crime that needs to be addressed.

  121. I just received a scam SSN call from (240) 345-9825. They left a voice message advising that my social security number had been suspended due to fraudulent activity. I did not answer the call because I did not know the caller, but I did listen to the message.

    • Hi, Selena. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  122. I’ve started receiving messages claiming to be the Social Security Administration claiming I need to contact “Officer Jenny” before you take legal action against me.

    The number was (229) 299-4398

  123. I’m getting this call from 201-410-0501 saying my social security card used by someone else and I need to call them immediatley. I’ve gotten 4 phone calls a day for the last 4 days. So annoying

    • Thanks for letting us know, Patty. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. Thanks, again.

  124. I received a phone call from +1 (716) 413-0442 saying that my social security number was suspended because of suspicious activity. I know this was a fraudulent call. I wanted to notify you of this. Thank you.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Jeffrey. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope that helps.

  125. Social security keeps calling my emergency contact numbers, but they don’t call me, I smell something fishy

  126. Receive a phone call from 1-619-658-5322, asking about my new SS card. Saying that I need to activate Part “B”. She claim to be Agent #45.

    • Hi, Miguel. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  127. I just received a call from Pilot Point TX stating that I would lose my SS# if I didn’t call back and clear up my account. The number to call back was 940-324-4023. I feel this is a scam and want to get clarification or at least report this. I haven’t received anything in the mail about any issues so I truly believe this is fraudulent.

    • Thank you for letting us know about these calls, Theresa. We do not usually make random calls. If you or anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  128. I receive these calls at least twice a day. always from similar numbers.
    1-858-816-1564
    1-858-816-1561
    1-888-815-1325
    1-888-815-1320
    1-888-815-1316
    etc etc… these people suck

    • Hi John. Thank you for letting us know about these calls. We do not usually make random calls. If you or anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  129. Yeah got a call from “SSA” (caller ID) this morning saying my SS # had been suspended due to “suspicious” activity
    and to press1..I did and the call disconnected with a “ring tone”..I was lucky..won’t fall for it next time

  130. i have received 5 calls in the last 24 hours from 858 area coda, 816 exchange recorded message stating my social security number has been suspended due to suspicous activity. I know the are nor real but is there a way to block them.

  131. Someone is calling from 240 546 8840 number calling pretending to be ssi asking for social security numbers please be aware dont be a victim

    • Thanks for letting us know, Ann. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  132. I’ve been receiving these calls all day starting six hours ago from (858) 788-1172; 1176; 1180; 1187; 1192, I keep blocking the number on my cell, but the next time it rings the number has changed ,,,, to a few digits higher.
    Happy Memorial Day!

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Linda. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  133. I reported a scam number but I have received another phone call from a person saying I will be arrested with a federal warrant. I hope some one will shut these callers down.

  134. I have received 5 phone calls in the last 2 days on my cell phone claiming they would suspend my SS number if I don’t call them back. I hung up on every one of them. The numbers they called from were
    (858)788-1286/1265/1261/1255 &1247

    • Thanks for letting us know, Ramona. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. Thanks, again.

  135. So, what to do if a relative gets scammed? My stepsister got a call from somebody claiming to be SSI people, and she gave them all her details… SSN, address, whatever else she had. Luckily she has no money in accounts, and no credit cards.

    • Hi, Ray. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. Your relative can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. If she suspects identity theft, she should go to http://www.idtheft.gov and report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission or call 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338). We hope this helps!

  136. Have received a call stating that my SSI number was going to be blocked if I don’t call back. The number the caller called from is 1-(443) 687-7686 coming from Baltimore, MD.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Crystal. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  137. Someone called me from Clearwater, Florida off of her cell phone, claiming to be my “case manager” but wouldn’t give me her name. 720-508-9599. I hung up on her. I haven’t received anything in by mail, and I believe if this was from SSI, the call wouldn’t be from a cellular phone.

    • Hi Troy. Thank you for letting us know about these calls. We do not usually make random calls. If you or anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  138. Someone called me from Clearwater, Florida off of her cell phone, claiming to be my “case manager” but wouldn’t give me her name. 727-508-9599. I hung up on her. I haven’t received anything in by mail, and I believe if this was from SSI, the call wouldn’t be from a cellular phone.

    • Hi Troy. Thank you for letting us know about these calls. We do not usually make random calls. If you or anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  139. Doesn’t the SSA send letters only, unless of course you call SSA first, and therefore possibly calling you back if needed? My husband & I have been receiving scamming calls since the beginning of the year. What’s worse, is they’re using all sorts of different numbers, and leaving messages such as, ” We have suspended your SSN due to fraudulent activities ” and ” This is the SSD. You need to call back right away or there will be a warrant for your arrest, and you will go to jail.” I have saved these messages and even called some of these people back, just to let them know that “they’re going to jail for their fraudulent phone calls.” A few weeks ago, I received more than enough of these calls. I had enough. I called back, and the poor man on the phone number they called me on said, ” I’m very sorry. Someone has given our business number out, and we’re trying to shut this down. We have nothing to do with this.” Then this morning, I had yet another call. This time it was from 727-508-9599. It was from a wireless phone. I asked her who I was speaking with. She wouldn’t tell me. She called me by name, and would only state that she was my ” case manager. ” I obviously hung up. Which brings me back to my question, doesn’t SSA send letters only, unless you’re expecting a call from SSA? I am extremely afraid to answer any calls unless I know for a fact of whom I’m speaking with. What do we do, other than report these? What if SSA is truly trying to call?

    • Hi Traina. Thank you for letting us know about these calls. We do not usually make random calls. If you or anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  140. getting calls explaining my ssan has been suspended fron north carolina..repeatedly?
    828-865-4207
    828-865-4503
    828-865-4506
    828-865-4509

  141. I just got the scam call saying my SSI was at risk of being deleted
    for dectected fraudulent activity the number on the call id was 707 397 5751 said CA

    • Hi, Michael. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  142. A computer voice at 1-828-865-3082 keeps calling to say my Social Security Number has been “Suspended” due to “suspicious” activity. They seem to be relentless in the amount of calls and voice mails they leave.

  143. 877-894-8649. Was a phone number claiming to be from SSA and there would be some arrests, etc. BE AWARE. THIS IS A SCAM

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Bernice. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. Thanks, again.

  144. Received scam call threatening that my SS # was going to be cancelled.
    Call was originated from this number:
    ‭+1 (844) 343-8080‬. I hung up and did not engage in conversation.

  145. I recieved a phone call from 256-716-8853 stating they were the social security office and my ss number had been compromised. I called these back and ask the man why he was saying he was from the social security office. Fraud is what this man is doing

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Connie. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. Thanks, again.

  146. I get between 6 and 12 calls DAILY from spoofed 916 area code phone numbers about my social security account number being used illegally and at risk of deactivation. This has gone to the level that my phone is now pretty much useless to me for incoming calls. I even subscribed to an anti robocaller phone app, but that didn’t seem to work with these spoofed phone numbers.
    Please prosecute these criminals.

  147. Social Security scam expalntion – Beware of Scammers Pretending to be Social Security

    VERY good, assuring, and easy to read.
    Thank you.

  148. Tried to report fraud call, but got runaround by the phone number above. Why can’t we get s person to talk to. 615 428 2993

  149. I keep receiving threatening phone calls claiming they are from Social Security. The numbers are always 202 area codes. Here are 2 of the numbers – (202) 746-8112, (202) 736-1630.

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Kathy. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. Thanks, again.

  150. I like to report I’m receiving fake calls from the Social Security Administration saying my account is being placed on hold and asking for my SS number to confirm. In the last week I’ve had 2 calls the number they call from is 1-716-241-1688.

    • Thanks for letting us know, William. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  151. Received a phone call today from US Government
    866-931-7075. Message was left saying my Social Security number had been compromised. SCAM

  152. I just received this call. A robotic man’s voice said that my Social Security number had been used in suspicious activity and to press #1. I hung up. The call came from a (718) area code which is New York, NY to my mobile phone which has a (917) area code — also New York, NY. I assume the caller used a spoofed phone number. The robotic voice sounded familiar. Then, I realize that it is similar to the voice that breaks into television shows for a local emergency such as a tornado warning that reports the neighborhoods that need to be vigilant.

  153. this person keeps calling my house about my social security when i refuse to give out any information he will cruse me out and threaten me the phone number is 1214-238 4457 this is the the that shows up on my caller id

  154. Im more frustrated with the Social Security department. They want us to report the calls to them, but sure dont make it very simple by any means. Its like they know they’re out there, so are just trying to appease us. Im just going to continue to ignore the calls, but am tired of trying to report it, and not being able to talk to a human, but hear a computer telling me to go to a website to report. Then wa hy even give us a number?? Other than to infuriate us, of couese!?! Anyone interested, another # they are using, is, 936-209-2638. They even say to call that # back!

    • Hi Gwen. Thank you for your comment. Thanks for letting us know. We are sorry to hear that you are having difficulty reaching someone by phone. We may be experiencing higher than normal call volume.

      You can report suspicious calls to the Office of the Inspector General online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams, here. Thanks also for helping us fight fraud.

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