923 thoughts on “Inspector General Warns Public about Phone Calls from OIG “Imposters”

    • Hi, Johanna. Thanks for your question. We have several special services to help people who are blind or have low vision, and people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. There are also different ways to receive information from us if you are blind or have a visual impairment. To learn more, visit our page, “Special Notice Option for the Blind or Visually Impaired.” You can also request Social Security publications in enlarged print. To request copies of these publications, visit our webpage called How to Order Alternative Media. We hope this helps!

      • Dear Mr what do you think if I am an disability ssi checks and social security administration send me a letter let me know I old ssa $19,68.00 to pay back I am 63 years old and I am disable what I can do

        • We wish we could be more help Lesly, but for security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. To request “partial withholding of your benefits” to repay the overpayment, you need to contact your local office as soon as possible or call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. For more information and to learn about an appeal and waiver rights, read our publication on “Overpayments“.

  1. How are you able to distinguish if the caller is really from OIG?
    The article mentions “being confident” the calls really comes from OIG.

    • they simply will not call about that kind of information. government agencies send a letter on official letterhead

      • You’re right, we generally send a letter asking you to contact us if we need more information. Our official agency correspondence will always include our SSA seal and proper letterhead. Thanks.

        • This is incorrect. I had a SS person call me and act strange. I asked him to hold while I verified he was from SS and he hung up on me…..after finally getting through to the local office and their search he was a ss employee calling to ask my ss#. Now I have been under review for about a year.
          All because i had the audacity to question somebody with the last name smith calling and asking my SS#. I was told i should not have yelled at him and now I will have to wait some time to know if I lose my SS because of an unknown SS person calling me asking my SS number. Shouldn’t that person have had it?

          • U are fine. Social security will write a letter and also they will themselves have ur number

    • OIG investigators occasionally contact citizens by telephone for investigative purposes, but they will not request sensitive personal information from a citizen over the phone. If a person receives a similar suspicious call from someone alleging to be from the OIG, citizens may report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  2. I receive calls stating that their records show I have back or knee problems, and they wish to set me up with implements to relieve the pain. I asked where the calls are coming from. Several came from CA. Is it coincidental that I moved back to NJ from NV 1 1/2 years ago? Did the physicians in Vegas sell my records? Or do the callers assume all older folks have joint problems? I’ve told these callers do not call me with their scams! Any other calls, I immediately hang up. I don’t have time for them.

  3. I receive such a call stating that I owed money from 10 years ago. Explained to them that SSA or the IRS do not call and hung up!

    • You’re right Patricia, we generally send a letter asking you to contact us if we need more information. Remember that our official agency correspondence will always include our SSA seal and proper letterhead. When in doubt, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thanks.

      • What you “GENERALLY” do is most unhelpful to those that get calls such as are here com[pained of>

        Eithjer you have a strict policy of NOT EVER calling for SS#s or else you DO NOT have such a policy.

        “If the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare for battle?”

        Firm up yopur [policies or else remain foprever supect.

    • SSA and IRS ALWAYS mail out notices on just about everything, but definitely anything that affects your benefit, either positively or negatively.
      What these criminals are hoping is they get some sweet, trusting Senior or disabled person on the line who figures if the caller says they’re from the government, it must be the truth. Unfortunately, Baby Boomers (mostly) were raised to absolutely respect government officials, so they tend to be the targets of scams like this.
      Stealing from anyone is wrong, but from the elderly or disabled just makes it that much worse.
      Scams like this and many others are becoming the rule and not the exception & it’s just sad. Personally, I’m completely disabled and cannot work any longer. It’s almost a blessing because it gives me time each day to wade thru this junk.

    • You’re right Richard, we generally send a letter asking you to contact us if we need more information. Remember that our official agency correspondence will always include our SSA seal and proper letterhead. When in doubt, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thanks.

  4. I hope when I tried to report the calls that I received got to someone. The caller would assure me my file was ok, but they needed to update information! I gave them nothing in return except to tell them the call may be recorded on my end, now tell me again the purpose for your call… and they promptly hung up! If an official truly wants information from you they send letters.

  5. Someone is still answering calls at that no. and stating that it is the SSA. Why are these people still in operation?

  6. If someone wants your SS# all they have to see is your Medicare card and gov’t will never change that because it would not be cost efficient. Right? Hey SS guys/gals; answer Augusto’s question. How do we know you is you?

    • Hi Charles. OIG investigators occasionally contact citizens by telephone for investigative purposes, but they will not request sensitive personal information from a citizen over the phone. We generally send a letter asking you to contact us if we need more information. Remember that our official agency correspondence will always include our SSA seal and proper letterhead. When in doubt, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thanks.

      • There you go again – “… We generally send a letter … ”

        HOw is your incessant “GENERALLY” aimed at helping people with serious doubtys and questions?

        Get a strict policy and run with it and no more GENERALLYs.

        • And you ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS DO EVERYTJING exactly the same way. Come on, get real @Ronnie Bennet Bray! Thete is NO SUCH THING as an absolute, it does not exist, so your little tirade about “generally” is a tempest in a teapot and frankly, childish. Get over it.

      • How are bwe supposed to call any # while on the phone? I had a call from someone who gave me a name: Ellie Smith, and a supposed gov. ID #. How was I to know? I checked online at Robokiller After giving my address and last 4 and found out that was a known scammers # Goody!

  7. When I receive these calls I let them begin, then I interrupt them and say, “someone is at my door. Hold on for a second and I’ll come back – I want to hear more about this.”

    It’s fun to see how long they wait before hanging up!

  8. I have not received an IRS but have received similar scams. I tell the I need some information: Your name, direct phone number, Supervisor’s name & phone, his/her SSA employee number. It has NEVER gotten that far before they hang up.

  9. We have received such calls on our landline and it is obvious that they are just phishing for personal information. We now don’t even answer calls on our landline. Friends and family know to reach us on our cell phones.

    My question to the Social Security Administration is what are they doing about these complaints? Publicly traded companies have us forward phishing emails and phone numbers to their fraud department so that they can put a stop to these crooks. With governmental agencies, whether it is the SSA, IRS, Medicare, etc., it is HARD to find a fraud abuse email address! The only one that I can easily find is the Post Office. Informing the public about these calls is one step, but what about putting a stop to these crooks?!?

    • No, it’s not difficult at all. In fact, this very article in no less than THREE places tells you what number to call and what Web address to go to. You also have the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) to report these and any other scams to, as well as the FTC’S scam line, the FCC’s scam line, the IRS, any governmental agency really, and the Consumer Protection arm of the Attorney General’s office. Thete, you can even file a complaint online and they’ll handle it all for you, even scams from those Indian “computer repair” outfits. Unfortunately however, the CFPB is currently on the chopping block to be dismantled by the Trump administration; Congress has already introduced a bill to eliminate this valuable consumer protection resource set up by President Obama that provides an avenue of recourse for victims of scam, fraud, and nefarious business practices, in addition to free financial education and materials designed to inform and educate the consumer. (One guess why the current Congress and administration want to get rid of any agency that empowers and/ educates consumers about their rights and how to be more financially savvy . . .) But utilize all the hundreds of (what’s left) free online and print resources our government has made available to us for years while you still can. If you can get to this website and figure out how to post complaints about your government and Soxial Security despite all the good things it does for all of us, you should certainly be able to figure out how to Google or surf your way to the literally thousands of resources available. FYI, you can also find free information on almost any topic you can think of to make life easier from every STATE college in the country (yes, courtesy of the “big, bad gubmint”) through their extension offices. They offer in person and online classes and seminars, online and print materials, and even field trips and excursions about everything, from gardening to pet care to first aid to finance to sewing, cooking and nutrition, patenting, and anything else you can think of, all for now cost to you. Too bad this administration is also shutting down the Department of Education though, not only the public schools from preschool through high school, but colleges, too. Their vision is only private schools, – just like it was waaay back hundreds of years ago, when no one but the rich could read or get an education. That’s the reason Thomas Jefferson and others instituted universal, equal, free public education for every single child in this country; rich or poor. He said you can never have freedom, equality, or opportunity without an equal education. But since the Reagan era, the Republicans have slashed education funding relentlessly, causing it to fall below what it had always been, then decrying our public education system as a “failure” and “substandard.” And everyone laps it up. These past decades people have bought into this “smaller government” rhetoric which the Republican party has espoused since before WWII, jumping on the bandwagon of cut, cut, cut. Well, now they’re getting it, as everything the government has built for all the people is steadily being shut down, disbanded, dissolved, eliminated, and repealed. Be careful what you wish for – by the end of this year, we will not be able to recognize this country as the same one we’ve lived in all of our lives. And the changes are most definitely NOT positive ones. God help us all.

      • Yes, we the people need to understand what is happening to our democracy. Our rights and our government are on the chopping block. It has already been several years of a Republican-controlled Congress cutting the budget for our – emphasis OUR – programs, including Social Security Administration. To answer the question from the previous post by Dianne, yes, there are federal regulatory investigative personnel (OIG, etc) and yes, they should be putting a stop to this fraud, but they are severely underfunded. Just like the SSA, IRS (which can’t begin to attack the tax fraud problems), and the State Department, another notable example.
        The job of government is to serve and protect the people, at least here in America, but we now have in power a well-organized group backed by big money who have an extreme agenda to dismantle that. I don’t mean to get too ideological, sorry, but agree with the above post that we are going to suffer greatly individually and as a country if we do not recognize this. They will take away everything they can, and are in the process of doing it now. It’s a tragedy, a real one. The posters above are right to expect our government agencies and personnel to protect us, but they have to have the resources to do so, and leadership that cares about the American people and democracy.
        Thank you Marc for quoting Jefferson. Back when we went to public school, we actually were taught history!

    • We understand your concern, and ask that if a person receives a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from the OIG, to please report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

    • If I am sespicious, and ZI am often extremely suspicious, then I ask them whether their Mommas know hopw they make their livings and does she kow you are a stinking crook. They always hang up.

  10. I have call waiting that pops up on my tv screen and pc monitor besides my phone. If I do not know the name or # I will not answer…saves me a lot of agravation.

  11. I am in the process of starting a disability claim. I went to an attorney that I chose locally. Of course they need my social security number and date of birth, but why do they need my mother’s maiden name?

    • Because if the lawyer calls SSA to get any information about you/your SS disability claim, the SSA employee will want alot of identifying information about you. Usually name, SSN#, address, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, and possibly where you were born.

      • It is a crying shame that a needy person should have to go to the cost of hiring a lawyer to make a disability claim.

        The US SS Dept. treats needy Americans as though they were thieves instead of expediting their claims and having them set up inside 24 hours as is the case in the UK.

        I speak from experience.

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  13. Who do I contact about a call claiming they are calling from social security about my disability check. I do not get a disability check . They called 3 times in a row I answered last call shows wireless caller on caller ID .

  14. I do not have time for this I have seen people do there dirt and when the real authority comes around they disappear and said we are your friends if you want to know you will never know these people know when the authority comes out this is point less I have report numerous of times it is a doctor name Dr. Balu do work for MedStar Union Memorial hospital trying to play Psy. games I know that they practice Islam in Secret I was on both side of the fence I know ya want me by myself and I know ya are on the next one to keep on bring me in circle.

  15. Recently had a call on my answering machine. I made an exact transcript of the call. It went like this: “Good afternoon. This message is for (husband’s name). My name is Kimberly B. I work at the Social Security Administration in Jamaica, New York. And I am calling in reference to claim number (husband’s Social Security Number plus the letter “A”) as in adam. My phone number is 718-557-XXXX…” At this point I pick up the phone because we are dealing currently with a Social Security issue. She repeated her name but said due to the privacy act she could not speak to me. She wanted to speak to my husband who was out of town. She said she worked in Jamaica, New York at the Social Security payment center. I asked her for her ID number. She stuttered a bit and put the phone down and I could hear her using her keyboard. I was on hold listening to keyboard sounds for about six minutes. Then she came back and gave me her employee number, which was so odd. Her ID number was 69658-615-0607. I was surprised that it took her so long to give me her ID number. Then she proceeded to explain the digits in her ID number to me. She told me I should call 1-800-772-1213 to check on her employment. I told her it all sounded too complicated but told her I wrote down everything she told me. End of the call. The caller ID said “U S Government 718-557-3000”. This occurred on March 31, 2017. To this date, we have not called back and we have received no more calls. I know if my husband had answered the call that day, he would have been scammed simply because we were waiting for a followup from Social Security either by US Mail or phone call for the last three months. I think it was a scam/phishing call but not totally sure. Could the OIG check this out and let me know? Is it policy to leave a Social Security Number in a voice message on an answering machine? Is the employee ID number that complicated and difficult for an employee to retrieve? Would it be prudent for anyone getting a call from SSA to ask for an ID number before answering any questions and if so, how many digits or letters are in that number? Thanks in advance for a response.

    • Even though this appears to be a legitimate call from one of our representatives, we have referred this information to our operations staff for follow up and to take corrective action as necessary. SSA employees may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business, but you should not have to provide your personal information, like your Social Security number or bank account number. Agency employees will not make unsolicited calls and request personal information. To verify the legitimacy of any text messages, emails, or phone calls, you may call Social Security’s nationwide toll-free customer service at 1 800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). We appreciate your feedback, and thank you for bringing this to our attention.

  16. This morning I received a call from someone stating they were from SSA in Arkansas about my daughters benefits. We have always lived in Texas and questioned the woman about what she was saying. She became very rude stating that she had my daughter’s ssn in front of her. And that Texas was behind in the claims and Arkansas now has my daughter’s file. When I told her I was calling SSA she said that was fine and I could call back. I called the SSA number and ask the young lady on the phone if Texas was behind in the process and sending them to other states such as Arkansas. She said no. I thanked her and said I didn’t think so and thanked her for her time and hung up. The number was 501-682-6162 all the numbers from the Arkansas area SSA was 800 numbers not there local area codes.

    • You did well Beverly and we thank you for sharing this incident. It is possible that an SSA employee may contact you to follow-up on a previous application for SSA/Medicare Part D benefits or to follow-up on other business you initiated with SSA. If you are unsure as to the authenticity of someone who claims to be an SSA employee, please call SSA’s toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, to verify the reason for the contact and the person’s identity prior to providing any information to the caller. See “Scams Involving the Impersonation of an SSA Employee” for more information.

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  18. I called 1-800-772-1213 and was offered a call back because of the long wait (50 minutes). I received a call back from 469-656-6020 (Allen, Texas) and was able to talk to a representative. Does SSA actually have a call back service? After speaking with the representative, who asked for my SSN and birthday, I called the 800 number gain to speak to a rep and was put on hold for 55 minutes. There was no offer of a call back. I hope I didn’t get scammed.

    • Hi Paul! Generally, we offer the “callback” option at times when we are experiencing higher than normal call volume. An SSA employee may call you and may request that you confirm personal information over the phone, only in limited special situations, and for reasons usually already known to you. If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA, please contact the local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks.

  19. Hi, my wife applied for spousal benefits. She’s retired, I’m still working. She checked the status of her application and saw that her request was denied. Why was her request denied? Thanks.

    • Hi Paul. Even if they have never worked under Social Security, your spouse may be able to get benefits if they are at least 62 years of age and you are receiving or eligible for retirement or disability benefits. Social Security wants to be sure that the decision made about your claim is correct. Your wife can request an appeal if she does not agree with our decision. She must make a request within 60 days from the date she received the notice of denial.
      Unfortunately and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide your wife with an explanation and answer her questions about this matter. She can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. or visit her local Social Security office. Please visit our Retirement Planner: Benefits For Your Spouse for more information. Thanks!

  20. Robb-Call left voicemail that SSN was going to be suspended for suspicious activity in Texas (current state of residence) and to call 254-236-6149.

    Deleted message and did not call.

  21. Got a call saying my SS was suspended today and I was to call 254-863-8099 and talk to Maria Garcia . Still have that message and another on my phone. Said that my name and SS number was used to rent a toyota in El Paso TX and the car was wrecked and had 20 lbs of Cocaine in it, plus I was wanted on money laundering. The Sharif, SS agent, and someone else was going to show up at my house tonight. wanted me to go to my bank and draw out money. Much more to the story cant seem to find a fraud report line Not sure you guys really care

  22. i received 2 calls today from someone claiming to be with Social Security. He claimed a letter had been sent to me stating that my direct deposit would be discontinued as of January 3rd. The more he talked, with a heavy accent, the more suspicious I became. He didn’t get far enough to ask for a telephone number or social security number or bank account information.

    • Hi Ethel, SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employees 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, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks.

  23. FRAUD, HARRASSMENT! I am getting calls from 412-313-0822, claiming to be from DISABILITY. Trying to get important personal INFORMATION. I’ve received about 20 calls within 2 hours it’s constant harassment and I’m expecting important phone calls. I would like to file a fraud complaint! Also to prevent them from targeting anyone else. Thank You

    • Hello Patricia. SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employees 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, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy. Thanks!

  24. I received two calls neither of which I answered they left these messages from this number 281-944-5524
    The first one from Nancy Sullivan, Head Office, Social Security Administration Office telling me that my card had been suspended.
    The second call was from George, Head Office, Social Security Office, informing me that this was my final reminder and that my card had been compromised and being used for illegal activity and that failing to call could result in freezing and forfeiting my assets.

    • 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.
      SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes.
      An SSA employees 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, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks.

  25. I received a suspcus call from a man at 804 556 1709 stating he is head of the SSN office and will freeze my assets. I tried to report it but the wait time was 40 minutes so I am hoping you receive this message.

  26. I have recently received a call from thos number as well stating that my ssn# was suspended due to suspicious illegal activity and that my assests could be seized. It also stated that I needed to contact my assigned paralegal at 1-804-556-1709.

  27. 434-288-0113 has been calling my elderly mother with this social security scam. They claim her benefits will be frozen and to call the above number for a paralegal to help her for a fee to get out of trouble with Social Security Administration.

    • Thank you for your comment, Xavier. SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employees may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business that are pending.
      If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778).

  28. Have been receiving scam phone coals from various phone #s in Coal City IL – each time it is a women with a very friendly voice saying she is with Social Security Admin, each time I block the number but another number from Coal City calls the following day – these are a few. 815-709-0841, 0823, 0790, 0812

    • Hi Dana, SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employees 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 calls from someone who claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks.

  29. I have received a letter asking me to call Ms. Hall at 866-964-7317 Ext. 29228 before March 14, 2018, about my “online application.”

    Is this a legitimate Social Security person and number?

    I have not filed any online application.

    • Thank you for your question, Bernard. This appears to be a legit SSA number. We have referred your inquiry to our Operations Staff for follow up, if necessary.
      Just a reminder – If a person has questions about any communication —email, letter, text or phone call— that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call our toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks!

  30. I have been on the telephone waiting for two hours so far to speak to someone at social security on the telephone. I was online for two hours yesterday at the social security online site trying to apply for benefits. I couldn’t complete the application because when I entered the routing number of my bank account, the online application wouldn’t allow me to enter the entire number. So, I kept getting an error message on the routing number. I tried over and over to enter the entire number–no luck. Finally, I was told I would be disconnected but was given a number to reenter my application the next day. Today (the next day) the site would not accept my re-entry number. So, now I’m calling Social Security by telephone. I think it’s ironic that every few minutes I get a message from social security that they are sorry for the delay but that I can always apply online.

    This really sucks. I am an old lady who has been paying into social security and am still paying into social security because I work and cannot support myself on my pension. I am certainly not a technological expert, but I can fill out an online application if only the application will allow me enough digits to fill in my bank router number.

    Thanks for nothing.

  31. I keep receiving calls that I am being sued .. We receive calls from this # threatening a law suite 475-689-4662I don’t owe anything other than normal bills. What can I do other than ignore

  32. Phone scam, Claims to be Victor Frank with the Social Security Fraud department. There is a claim with my Social Security number please call 210-607-7809.

    • SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employees 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, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks!

  33. I received a call from 469-616-3004 today and they mentioned that I had a problem with my social security number and to call this number back.

    • SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employees 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, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks!

  34. The last 2 days I have received a phone call that my SS# would be black listed.
    This is the number 214-613-9117

  35. I received a call supposedly from the Federal Crime Investigation Dept regarding my social security number and was told to call: 213-613-9117. Nedless to say I did not.

  36. Received message on my phone saying that I would be referred for a federal criminal prosecution if I did not immediately call (916) 250-1404 and speak to a federal agent who would give me my case number.
    Call received 3:39 pm CDST on May 22, 2018.

  37. I received 2 phone calls today, 5/23/18. They were obviously a recording. The caller did not ask for a specific person. The woman claimed to be a Social Security representative and said there was a warrant out for my address and my SS# had been black-listed. I was directed to call 214-613-9117 to address the issue.

    • SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employees may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business that are pending.
      If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks.

  38. I received a fraudulent phone call on my cell phone from an automated message, stating they’re from the social security administrationoffice. Stating that my social security number was compromised and has been suspended.
    I called the number back on my work phone, a gentleman answered with an accent from India, I asked for his information and address, he only said he was from the office of the inspector general, but he would not give his address to me. He wanted my name and phone number and social security number. I told him I wanted his information first and said then, that I should contact a criminal lawyer so I hung up.

  39. Just received a call from 877-949-6753 saying the were going to arrest me because of a problem with my social security account. Advised me that if I didn’t call back immediately they would have me arrested.

    • Hello Jennifer. SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employees 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, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks.

    • Thank you for sharing, David. SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employees may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business that are pending.
      If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778).

  40. I just received a call, but not from Nancy, its Richard now. I’m sure the return number to call back at is as phony as they come, but it was (713) 364-2074. I figured it was not SSA in the first place.

  41. I was called by telephone and recorded message said my ssn has an alert and my benefits were going to stop. I was told to call 631-658-1265. I called several times and its picked up on first ring with individuals with heavy accent from India orgin. I know this is scheme. I did more research on ssa.gov and called 800-772-1213 to assure myself it was not true. Please investigate.

  42. I have recieved several call from 408 201 9274 that i dont answer, today 07/12/2018 this numder left a message that the Social Security office had a case against me, and that if i did not call 844 390 3324 they would send a bill collector to my home or work.

    There is no dispute or issues between the Social Security and myself.

    Believe this to be a scam for money.

    • Thank you for sharing this information, Yvonne. SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employees 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, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778).
      Also, you may report it to the Federal Trade Commission.
      Thanks!

  43. Received phone call today at 1:57pm CST from a caller with a Washington DC caller id with phone number 202-838-8027 leaving a voice message that they must be contacted to avoid Social Security problems.

  44. I have received two calls today about criminal investigation into my social security number. The call back number is 972 232 9749

    • Thank you for your comment, Linda. 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.
      If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778).
      Citizens may also report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  45. I want to report what I believe to be fraud connected with my Social Security account. I received a recorded message claiming to be an SS agent saying that they were in the process of attaching my account because of criminal activity connected with it. They left a telephone number, 210 405-9092. I have not replied to that number.

    • Hello Gary, 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.
      If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778).
      Citizens may -also- report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  46. Received a phone call from 347-566-7422 claiming to be the Social Security administration fraud department it was clearly a scam. I have no idea if this information is useful to you but hopefully the correct agency will shut them down as I’m sure they are taking a vantage of plenty of hard-working Americans .

    please feel free to contact me if you need any further information regarding this scam call and I can be reached at 612-280-2100 .

    • Thank you for sharing this information, Charles. 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, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Citizens may -also- report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  47. I got called by a scammer asking me to call 210-969-9782 because of pending legal action on my SS account.(My phone said it was a San Antonio number.

    • Hello Mark. 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, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Citizens may -also- report this type of information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  48. At 1: 45 today August 14, 2018 I received a call from someone saying they were with the Social Security Office and that my SS number may have been compromised. I was told to call the following number (240) 830-1960 to correct the problem. Do I need to come in to the office to clear up this problem. Concerned, Deborah E. Steranka

    • Thank you for sharing this information, Deborah. 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.
      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 has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Citizens may -also- report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.
      Thanks, again!

  49. Hi, just wanted to let you know I received a call from the following number (210-591-7643) purporting to be social security official office. Seemed fairly obvious this is a phishing scam in case you wish to investigate.

  50. Phone number 9293144287 keeps calling my phone saying if I don’t give them my personal information and last 4 of my SS number my social security will be in jeopardy. They are calling me every hour, how do I make them stop?? Thank you

    • Hello Augustine. 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.
      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 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, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Citizens may -also- report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  51. Got a phone call about my social security number being involved in illegal affairs. Threatened that I would loose my social security benefits. +12403561806

    • 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.
      If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks!

    • Carl Tarkington is my name, I have had issues that are still unsolved at social security office, letters date sameday stating opposite responses!
      Weeks I got phone call stating my number involved in illegal transactions, they are voice messages and saved!
      One number track to Maryland as it should, the local offices can’t resolve issues already, plus money continues to come up missing from Direct Express, 7 fraud claims I can’t file because wrong info, there is no office and when switched to fraud, it is never ending circle of prompting!
      Even issued a check by local I could not cash, says it could not be verified!
      903/432-3025!
      50,000 to 80,000 dollars since2014
      HELP!!!

  52. I have received two calls this AM saying my SS number has a claim against it and to call 915 603 5299 for assistance to handle this I have never used fraud so I know this is a scam

    • Thank you for sharing this information, Barbara. 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.
      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, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Citizens may -also- report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  53. Fraud. I got a call this morning. The lady said she was from SS and Medicare to update my info for the new card. I gave her the info. THEN, this afternoon I got a call…same lady…same number…1-866-414-2020. When I called it back, the recording told me “we’re sorry, your call did not go through, would you please try again.” It is FRAUD. I gave the lady information this morning. Dumb me!!!!

  54. Hi, my name is Sherina Beth Stone and I’m a victim of a scam that was sent to me through Facebook. I was told by a friend of mine to text (305) 762-9027 and that they are a nonprofit organization that works with the government to help people in need. The friend who sent me this goes by James Pilipovoc on Facebook. I trusted him and did as he suggested. I even gave the people he said to text my information because they said they needed it to send me $85K. At first they said I wouldn’t need to do anything else to get it, but then they said that I would need to get 5 $100 iTunes cards. I told them that because of NY finances I couldn’t get them. They then tried to hack into my phone until I told them I would get the police involved. Then they took my Facebook account and it is the only way I can get ahold of my kids since they don’t live with me. They said if I want it back I will pay for it after I and my boyfriend told them I wanted it back and back to the way it was before they hacked into it. Please help me. I am in desperate need. Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Sherina Beth Stone

  55. I keep getting phone calls saying that I am going to be arrested and prosecuted for either my social security or medicare. Now I have not responded to any of these calls, but one left a message with a phone number, so I am reporting that number: 210-666-9591. I am so sick of these calls and all the other scam calls I get virtually every day. My son says they target the elderly; sorry, just
    venting. Thanks.

    • Thank you for sharing, Katheryn. 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.
      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 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, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Citizens may -also- report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  56. I received a telephone call and voice mail from 240-288-9122 stating that my SS # was being used in illegal activity. They gave a number to call but I do not remember it. They said that if I did not call they wished me luck as the things that were going to happen to me unfolded.

    • Hi John! 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.
      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. Thanks.

  57. I received an phone call with the following message:

    And due to that we have in order to suspend your social security number right away from Law and enforcement Department and also to freeze your bank accounts before we go ahead and do that. If you need any further information about it kindly call back at 410-907-7989. Once again that’s 410-907-7989. Thank you.

    • Hi Cathy, thanks for reaching out to us. 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 is pending. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request to confirm personal information over the phone.

      If you have questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office or call us toll free at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available to speak with you from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778).

  58. Got A call at work from a Deputy Director Samantha Hernandez at 240-391-3394 claiming my ssa number will be suspender unless I call back. Ignored the call and am checking with you.

    • Hello James, 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.

      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 has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Individuals may also report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  59. I received a voice mail message on my land-line telephone today (9/21/2018) that stated the following: “This is a suspension notice against your social security number by the Federal Crime & Investigation Department. We need to talk to you. Call 430-755-0283”.

    • Hi John, thank you for checking in with us. 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 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 you have questions about any communication — email, letter, text or phone call — that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). You may also report the information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  60. I just got a call from a automated person saying I need to call a number about them about to press charges on me for SS faud. I hung up. Then 10 mins later same call came in saying I have charges on me for SS fraud and to call the number again. The number is 512-879-1988

    I did a reverse look up on that number and it comes up as a private number

  61. I know I am not in trouble for any kind of social security fraud as the message said, I dont evern get social security!

    The number they dialed me from was 512-879-1988

  62. Hello
    My facebook profile got hacked. It got some kind of virus, bot or something. My profile ended up posting ads leading to this website.
    I visited the website and I find it very suspicious. It looks like scam, fraud to me.
    Suspicious website: http://www.nkeur.com/

    Thanks
    Kind regards, David Andersson

  63. 13237031667
    This number called and left a meesage. About my social security. I called back and one guy answered and the greeting is social security administration. I asked why i was called but all he kept asking was for my name. When i didnt give it to him he hung up on me. I called back and the same guy answered and said the same thing. This is a scam .

    • Hello Kelsey. 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.
      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, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). You may also report this information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

      Thanks.

  64. How do I report this phone number? Introduced themselves as someone from Social Security. Said my benefits were in jeopardy of suspension. Refused to tell me why unless I shared my full name, confirmed spelling & gave social security number.
    Fraudster #205.273-3502

    • Hello Melissa. 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.
      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 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, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Citizens may -also- report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  65. I received a call 10/5/2018 @ 8:28 AM from 218-585-7813 stating they are from the Social Security dept. stating “We have received against your Social Security number, either Federal Crime and Investigation Dept. We need to talk to you as soon as possible.

    • Hello Ann. 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, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Citizens may report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  66. I have been getting a call regarding my social security being blocked due to suspicious activity. I looked up the number that has called me twice (800) 772-1213 and it comes up as being from Kwabena A Prempeh
    13 Bank Spring CT, Owings Mills, MD 21117,
    (410) 363-0653. Can you please investigate? I am almost certain that this is fraudulent activity.

  67. I received a call on my cell phone from a Deputy Jones at the Federal Court House about a lawsuit being filed . I was to call 877-347-7836. Is this a phishing scam?

    • Hello Terry. 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, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Citizens may -also- report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  68. Hi I got a phone call from somebody who left a messages said that there was a problem with my social security account and that there was a fraudulent claim against it and they were calling to help. When I asked him to prove something they called me with a number that showed up on my caller ID as your 1 807 721213 number. They hung up on me when I asked more questions telling me they didn’t have time to do that, while they had time to call me and then pick up on the 1st ring the 2 times I called them. My locus or security office has over an hour and a 1/2 wait time on the phone.

    • Hello Tim, 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.
      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 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, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Citizens may -also- report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  69. 19 October, received call from Maria Gomez on Skype number (903) 224 5901 stating that my social security number has been cancelled and wanted a return call. I instantly hung up. Later that day, my next door neighbor got the same message twice on her answering machine.

    • Daniel, thank you for checking in with us. 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 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 you have questions about any communication — email, letter, text or phone call — that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). You may also report the information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

    • 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. Thanks!

  70. I am getting calls from number 786-600-1760 saying they have my soc. sec. number and will have to suspend it if I do not call back. They say there has been a lot of activity on my soc. sec. number, but do not say the number. They is getting very annoying. I do not call back, of course.

    • Thank you for sharing this information, Erika. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen confirm personal information over the phone.
      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.

  71. I received phone call from deputy com.samantha diaz my social was in used the number they used is 240-342-4243 out of sandy spring md is this leget

  72. Recieved a recorded voicemail stating my “social” has been flagged for illegal activity and to call 760 890 1390 where an individual with an Indian accent attempted to collect my information. I did not comply but he did state he was calling from the Social Security Administration.

    • Hello Kurtis. 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.
      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. Thanks!

      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.

  73. I received a phone call on October 23,2018 @4:00 pm in regards to criminal activities on my social security number the voice message was left by Victor Frank the telephone number 401 929-7827 please track this person down.

  74. Received a phone call from a “Officer Jones” with the SSA. Stated that we have a record pending with them regarding a scam we were conducting. Also stated that we were to call the number they called from, 210-399-3498 to talk to a rep. REALLY!!! SSA now calls you??? Actually said they were Officer Jones and they were with SSA.

    • Hello Daniel. 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 report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  75. this number keeps calling me telling me that my social security number is being used in fraud and to call them right away. They have called me 5 times in 3hrs. 785-292-3190

    • Hello John. 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.
      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. Thanks!

  76. I received a voicemail saying Mark Brown of Social Security Admin needef to talk to Mr. Mark Brown 518-977-6988. The message said Where we take this matter to the courthouse kindlly call us back at 528-977-6988

  77. Hello this number 14066861817 keeps calling after I have blocked them. Saying my SSN is going to be stoped. Someone did answer when I called. An I told them I new this was scam an hung up.please check this number.

    • Thank you for sharing this information, Tonya.
      Just a reminder — 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.

  78. The following Number 360-775-2840 are calling random people including myself stating “some legal enforcement actions filed on your social security number. We have an order to suspend your social at this moment because we have found may suspicious activities….” I called them back and I said this does not sound like a social security office and the male said “so what are you going to do about it!” Someone please check on this for people who fall into this trap.

    • Hi Enriqueta. Thank you for checking in with us. 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 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 you have questions about any communication — email, letter, text or phone call — that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). You may also report the information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  79. I have had multiple harassing calls from two numbers in South Carolina saying I need to contact them and give my ss number. The phone numbers are 843 306 4679 and 843 306 4804. I blocked the first number and now they are using a different number. (I think I am getting these because I have a disabled sister on SSI.)
    I prefer to use online forms rather than call—could you have a place to do that on the site? Thank you. Mary

  80. Got a auto dial scam call about my SS account being suspended due to “suspicious illegal activity” and to call back to prevent suspension of said account. The call was from 407-358-6681

    • Thank you for sharing this information, Tiffany. 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.
      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.

  81. ‭(800) 269-0271‬

    ‭1 (800) 772-1213

    These numbers have called and said they’ve placed a social security hold on my SS Number because of suspicious activity /

    Someone keeps calling me from NY and NJ…
    It’s a scam as they’ve told me I won $200k
    and needed me to send 900 bucks to an address in NJ

    HELP

    LYDIA Poncé
    310-488-0850

  82. I received a call purportedly being from Social Security Administration, obviously fraud. Telephone number 9792698442. I wanted to report this.

  83. I have been called several times by this number out of California saying I in trouble with SSI. I am reporting this number 760-938-6159. It is out of Big Pine CA. The back round is a lot of noise of scammers on the phone trying to tell people that they are in trouble through Social Security. The accent is those of East India or Terroristic Countries. I am concerned about this because we are chronically getting these calls. Please if possible investigate.

  84. Today is Nov 17 2018. I continur to receiviephone calls from thus Houston Texas number 281-899-0916. The caller identifies himself as the Irs social security office. He makes alligations that I have fraudulently used my social security number and that the agency has frozen the use of my social security. Interesting considering I am not eligible for social security and have worked a full time job without any lapse in time since 1990. I confronted this person via phone. And he hung up on me. Fraud that needs to be investigated.

  85. I was just called by a man with Indian accent stating his name was Gary Hall. Not likely! The called me from number 800-772-1213 and stated their was fraud on my account. Well I am not old enough to draw SS as of yet so hardly likely.

  86. 2185172934 claims to be from Social Security Adm. Obviously, they are not.
    Can they be stopped now that they are giving out their phone number?
    It shouldn’t be too hard for the FBI or government officials who have the tools to effectively prosecute these criminals.

  87. Today I received a call from Texas. He said. he was from Social Security. phone number 940-441-4107. 1st person that answered was John Nelson and he hung up when I wouldn’t give my social security number. I called back and got Richard Watson who did the same as first when I said I wouldn’t give my social. called back again, this time Jack Williams. he hung up when I said I was going to report him. these 3 men all have accents, sound the same which I think is the same person every time I call back.

  88. My 17 year old daughter received a call/message on her cell phone from the following number: 512-961-7145 stating someone was trying to fraudulantly use her social security number. I called. A man with a thick accent called himself, “Eric Foster” and asked me for her phone number, which I would not give. He laughed. I stated if someone was actually reporting a problem with my minor daughter’s social security number, they would have reached out to her parents. He laughed at that too. I told him there would be no confirmation of any information and that I would report his fraudulant activity. Not sure if this is the place to do this, but thought I’d post it somewhere. Thanks.

  89. I have received two calls from 253-216-8109 today. After the second call, I called the number back and the person that answered (foreign accent) stated he was a Officer at the SS office.(State of Washington) I’ve had this same phone call several times before where they leave a message, so I told him to take my number off his Scam List and I was turning his number in to the Gov.

  90. Rec’d call today stating my ss# has been compromised and will be suspended. Suppose to call 916-913-9775. Did not respond as assume this is a scam. The number is different than what I noticed was reported before as same type of scam.

  91. I got a call that left a very computer voice sounding message stating my SSN and assets have been suspended due to illegal activity. I was told to call 607-441-6521 in the next 48 hours or I would not be able to use my bank accounts, or apply for credit. I did not call back and will not call back, if somethinglike this were to occur a letter would be sent correct? Also I don’t know what kind of illegal activity they could attach to my SSN Unless someone else is using it.

    • Hi Ann, thank you for checking in with us. Unfortunately there are some Social Security impersonation schemes that we are warning citizens about.

      If you have questions about any communication — email, letter, text or phone call — that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). You may also report the information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  92. There seems to be another phone # regarding the SSA scam. Here’s the number 419-208-9183 (believe it’s Ohio #). Got a call today from man identifying himself as Alex Rush, Badge # AD11920 from SSA saying someone was using my SSN in Texas. Wanted my SSN which I didn’t give him and asked to talk to a supervisor or manager to confirm. They hung up real quick after that. Sneaky devils. You may want to put on your web instructions if someone does get a call, for them to ask for manager or super to confirm and really push back with them (without giving any personal information). I found if you push back with them, they just hang up.

  93. Hello, I just received a call from (915)-208-4504,
    And was greeted with a computer generated recording indicating that there was a problem with my SS# and that I could be facing criminal charges if I didn’t return the call to this # ^^^. They did not give me a contact name.
    I laughed and told them I would be reporting their number.
    D.Larsen

  94. Someone called from 209-418-7980 and left a message about problems with my Social security number. When I returned the call, I heard many voices in the background like a call center. They asked me a series of questions: how to spell my name, what time did the initial call came in, and then asked to verify my social security number. I told them I didn’t feel comfortable giving them that info. The woman said, “Okay” and she hung us. I’m sure it was a scam.

  95. Hi, I was recently telephoned on my mobile device and the person on the other end calling from Los Angeles, CA says that my soc# has been stolen and I needed to call back immediatley. So not knowing the validity of the call I phoned right back only to be hung up on several times. Here are the numbers, which I’m sure they’re on a dialer, (323)319-4454 & (323) 319-8530.

    • Hi Dennis, thank you for checking in with us. If you have questions about any communication — email, letter, text or phone call — that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). You may also report the information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

    • Hi John, thank you for checking in with us. If you have questions about any communication — email, letter, text or phone call — that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). You may also report the information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  96. 11/292/2018 Two (2) CALLS FROM 432-301-9232 (McKiff, Texas) Claiming to be SSA saying my # has been
    suspended, you NEED to call back. I DID NOT!! No doubt
    a scam!!

    • Hi Andrew, thank you for checking in with us. If you have questions about any communication — email, letter, text or phone call — that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). You may also report the information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  97. Thank you, I have had three calls from different parts of the the country (Seattle, New Mexico and Ohio) – the last two numbers used where Ohio 330 776 5729 and NM 575 446 4391

  98. Fake Social Security callers from India are calling and scamming people. They ask for social security and birthday. They treated that they will cut off your social security. Fake calls from 850-303-0074

  99. Someone from 78e6-347-9331 called my home and told my husband that there has been indications that his Social Security account had signs of fraud. He was told unless he called this number, he would lose his Social Security. My husband knew that this was a scam, but I wanted to report it anyway.

    • Hi Candace, thank you for checking in with us. If you ever have questions about any communication — email, letter, text or phone call — that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). You may also report the information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  100. I received a phone call (1 (901) 234-5 (2)) Collierville, Tn. The call said my Social Security is temporarily locked because of criminal activity. Hopefully – this is a scam.

  101. On 11/29/18 i received a robocall from 570-218-8721 telling me that my social has been found suspicious and that I needs to call to prevent suspension of my social and assets. I previously received a similar call from 22-869-3049 on 10/29/18. I am on the do not call list. Please stop these jerks!

  102. On 11/29/18 i received a robocall from 570-218-8721 telling me that my social has been found suspicious and that I needs to call to prevent suspension of my social and assets. I previously received a similar call from 22-869-3049 on 10/29/18. I am on the do not call list. Please stop these jerks!

  103. I received a call today. It was a recorded message saying my SSN had been “suspended”. I hung up on them thinking it was a phishing scam. When I looked at the caller ID later, it said it was from Social Security, and had you 800 number. I know it’s not hard to spoof caller ID, but now I’m wondering if this was a scam or not.

  104. Hello,
    I am reporting a Scam using social security stating they are federal. I called the number back and spoke with a representative twice by asking what do they do and they hung up on me. Also I tried calling back 3 more times because I knew it was a scam as soon as I heard the message. Here is the number that I received 1-956-205-0965. A message was left but I couldn’t make out the number that was left. Voice was automatic robot. Thank you.

  105. Today, 12/04/2018, at 8:57 AM, I received a voice message in a heavily accented male voice, saying he worked for the SSA, and that they had detected criminal and suspicious activity on my account, that they suspected identity theft; therefore, they had cancelled my SS account (really? does SS cancel accounts? I’ve never heard of that), so I must call this number immediately: 202 697-6144. I called it from another anonymous phone, it rang 5 times, then went to a constant busy signal. Obviously they didn’t answer since they didn’t recognize the number as one they had called. Just letting you know, that’s the latest “scam”

  106. I just received a call regarding my SS number being cancelled if I do not call this number…..202-697-6144 I did NOT call the number, but want you to know there is a new phone number to call. The voice was a middle eastern voice. Thank you.

  107. Have received a couple of calls stating that there is a problem with my social security acct. The person calling states that my social security number is going to be canceled due to suspicious and criminal activity. They also urge me to call to avoid disciplinary actions. The number they use is 202-750-5091. I know it’s not legitimate but I’m sure they a preying on others.

  108. I recently tried to use my social security number to open a bank account where I live and could not. I believe someone is pretending to be me in the USA while using my social security number. How can I check this? Who do I call as I’m disabled housebound and living abroad at my family’s home in the United Kingdom and I don’t have access to the internet.?

    • Hello Anthony. If you think someone is using your number, there are several actions you can take. See our Frequently Asked Questions web page for more information on this topic.
      We recommend that individuals living outside the United States contact the nearest Federal Benefit Unit or U.S. embassy in their area, for any assistance related to Social Security programs and benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad. Thanks.

  109. Someone called me, (the same person), from these two numbers, stating that they were a social security benefits advisor and they wanted my social security information to see if I qualify for benefits.
    5592050195
    5592069487

  110. I received a call today which came up on my ID as the Social Security number 800-772-1213 I answered wondering why they were calling. Said his name was Joshua Brown, calling from Texas, and my SS number was compromised in Tx pertaining to a car rental. They had my name , birth date and asked for my ss number. I hung up and called Social Security to verify this, only to find out it was a scam…I m seriously thinking of changing my number., we must get at least 5 calls a day, but we just put our number with the nomorrobo list, its working but calls keep coming. Do they ever stop. Thanks

    • Thank you for sharing this information, Jeanne. 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.
      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. Thanks!

  111. I KEEP RECEIVING A CALL FROM 1-707-574-8251 CLAIMING TO BE AN AGENT FOR THE SS AND I SHOULD CALL THEM OF FACE LEGAL ACTION

  112. We just received a social security fake phone call. The call was far more professional sounding than the typical IRS scam calls we had received in the past. It directed us to call 800-772-1213.

  113. received a call from “David” in the Blatimore office telling my wife thtt her DD number was no longer valid and she must apply for a new card . I thought that this was not a real call and hung up on him. When I tried the calling back, it was the authentic number.
    IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THIS WAS A LEGITAMATE CALL?

    • Hi Burton. If you have questions about any communication — email, letter, text or phone call — that claims to be from SSA, don’t call their number back, call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778).

  114. Tried to call numbers given but apprehensive to give personal info over phone. Received a call saying from Social security saying my info is blocked because of possible someone trying to get my info and telling me to press 1 to get more info. I hung up, but thought I should tell someone at your office. Number was 1-800-385-0643. When I looked up on computer, it is possibly from China.

  115. Received a call from 2819682636 about fraudulent issues with my social security. Fact or fiction? I have not received anything else from SSI indicating any problems.

  116. I have received 2 phone calls in a row that uses the 1-800-772-1213 number as the ID number that shows up when receiving the call. However, they use 724-491-8723 as the number to call to inquire about my “soon to be suspended social security number” if I don’t call. They state I have several suspicious activities on my social security number and threaten that it will be suspended soon unless I call the number listed above. I feel this is fraud and needs to be reported.
    Thank you

  117. Received call from man claiming to be agent, badge number SSA9165. Claimed action was being taken against me and if I did not reply to #509-228-8971, I would be arrested.

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  119. 6039685189. Someone’s been calling me from this number saying my ssi account number is going to be removed by ssi because of ssi fraudulent activity. They make multiple calls a day throughout the week. Please investigate for fraudulent scam activity.

    • Hi Gene, thank you for checking in with us. Unfortunately there are some Social Security impersonation schemes that we are warning citizens about.

      If you have questions about any communication — email, letter, text or phone call — that claims to be from SSA, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). You may also report the information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  120. I received automated phone call today DEc.19,2018 pertaining to be from SS, telling me my ss check was suspended due to Illegal activities.And they it said to click on a certain number to talk to an administrator . Of course i didn’t. i checked the number they supposed to have called from it was 1 800 325 0778. and that number is the TTY number of SS.
    Anything i should do? to report it?

  121. reporting phishing scam called on 12/20/2018
    1315-6363415. I did not answer the phone; they left a message saying my ss number has been compromised; immediately to call this number.

  122. Received call Dec 2018 threatening enforcement action against me. Robotic computer voice. Claiming federal employment badge number SSA9165 and demanding I call 508-281-9570 or federal court action could be filed against me.
    I live in Colorado.

    Reporting this to appropriate SSA personnel is far too difficult.

  123. Emery Shelton doranda Shelton has been using my Social Security along with her mother and committing fraud since 19 98 AC Transit workers refuse this to pay me my unemployment Social Security my disability sending me to fraudulent doctors who cannot diagnose PTSD again AC Transit hires commercial drivers without the proper P endorsement and fingerprints along with felons

  124. I got this call today (1/3/18), I called the number back (210) 880-9677 and a man answered, I could tell he had an island accent and guessed it was a scam, asked for his manager who also had an Island accent but said he worked for SS in Texas and needed to confirm my name, birth date and social security number. I told him I was calling the police and hung up. Here is my email address, but I see when I googled the phone number, that this is a pretty big problem right now. pamela.loch@moethennessy.com

    • Hello Pam. 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.
      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. Thanks!

  125. My aunt received a call from someone at 1-202-991-8178 claiming to be from the SSI office. They were telling here that there was fraudulent activity with her social security number. When I called them back and questioned them he hung up on me.

  126. some one called my phone number to say they were a cop with the social security office some bad things were happening to my acct to call them right away at 931 362 1214 call came in at 2:25 1/8/19 eastern standard time to my cell phone 770 998 7077 my name is Sabrina odonnell please stop this nonsense pleas someone will answer when you call that number back with accent not sure where they are from

  127. I have received 2 phone calls today, 1/9/19, at 11:09 a.m. & 6:20 pm eastern time from 214-717-4612, caller ID showed # as Grand Prairie, TX. Caller left message that they were Social Security Administration and calling me about legal enforcement activities had been filed against my SS number for fraudulent activities and asked me to call the above number as soon as possible. I did not call the number but am reporting these calls.

  128. My social security card was stolen along with my luggage and my birth certificate. I am very worried and could use some help on how about I should approach the situation.

  129. I have received 2 of these calls today from different numbers. 1-352-641-0957 and 1-260-918-0171.
    Also on Friday (1/11/19) from 1-800-772-1213. It is a robot voice with poor grammar. I did file with the FTC in November/December about this then. I don’t know how to get them to stop calling. I have blocked the numbers and the phone won’t ring but they are still able to leave a message. I’m on the do not call registry. I did call them back (knowing it was a scam) just to see what would happen. A man with a thick accent (unsure from where) answered with “Social Security Office.” I asked him where he was located and he said “New Mexico.” Then I asked for the address to the office and he questioned me as to why I needed the address. I said, “So that I can go do some business.” He would not tell me and I hung up. These people are idiots if they think we are!

  130. I just received a call with caller I’d: US Government…the number is 718-557-3000. No message was left. Is this a scam?

    • Hi Meryl. Our employees will occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service related purposes. We may call you in limited circumstances, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other pending business with our office.
      That said, please be suspicious 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. We hope this helps. Thanks!

  131. got a call MSG from 800 772 1291 number yesterday saying that my SS have suspicious activity and that my benefits was suspended and to push 1, I guess they want me to talk to them.

  132. I have gotten multiple phone messages from 401-859-1564, a Rhode Island number, that states there are multiple suspicious uses reported on my SSN and to call this number to talk to someone to make sure my ‘Social is not cancelled.’ I now blocked the number.

  133. I received 3 calls from 1 800 9624731 1 from 1 800 5737570626 claiming problems with my social security,that it might be suspended. These calls started at five AM this morning.Please let me know if I need to do anything, I called ss andmin was on hold a long time, they said they were busy to call back another time. Thank you Pat Bouwens pbouwens49@gmail.com

  134. I have received 2 calls telling me my SS has been suspended the man has an Indian accent the number he calls from is, 424-250-3595 cell number.

  135. Received 3 phone calls over past 2 weeks from same voice but different numbers:
    800-757-1213
    800 -777-1616
    800-233-7965 –> told to call 410-942-9377

    All 3 calls leave vague messages/threats — ….social security account will be blocked permanently ; make sure you give us a call before you go to jail.

    Hope you have some luck tracking down these dispicable predators. Thanks

  136. I just received a phone message stating that my Social Security number has been suspended and that I call 469-532-3195 (Grapevine TX). I suspect this is a scam. I did not call the number.

  137. Received a call from 1-516-387-6117, Planedomemanor, NY saying: This is Carolyn Watson of the inspector general’s office of the social security administration. Beware of name and number.

  138. I received a second phone call from OIG person who identified herself as Linda this time. She said this is the final reminder from the OIG of Social Security Administration, saying that my Social Security number has been suspended and that she requests me to get back to them so that we can discuss this case. The number that the call came from was Fort Smith, AR – 479-310-9835. I did not return the call, as I suspect this is a scam. The voice appeared to be a recording.

  139. I received a call from a scammer using the SOCIAL SECURITY HELP LINE.The number used is the legitimate Social Security Help line, But this was not the Social Security Administration. This number was CLONED. I answered the phone because this number is in my contacts, it sounds very real. It tells me my SS benefits WILL BE STOPPED and to press #1. Except, I HAVEN’T SIGNED UP FOR SOCIAL SECURITY YET. I did not respond and the call was terminated from their end. I then called the Social Security Number in my contacts, the same number that showed up when they called me, and they are TWO DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT CALLS. The one from the SCAMMER was a robocall, a female voice with concerned emotions whereas the greeting when I called SS was the government MALE emotionless response I have gotten before. Also, if there really was a problem SS would notify me by snail mail, not a phone call or email. People be warned this is a VERY NEFARIOUS THREAT, especially for the elderly or gullible. Warn your friends and love on about this. I am going to report it to the authorities!

  140. I HAVE HAD 2- MESSAGES LEFT ON MY PHONE SAYING THAT OFFICER SHAWN PETERSON FROM SOCIAL SECURITY SAYS THERE IS CRIMNAL ACTIVITY ON MY S.S.HE LEFT A PHONE #210-460-1178

  141. received calls from 740 561 1712 claiming to be social security saying I have a problem with mine. My wife also receives call.

  142. People called said I was in trouble with social security and police were going to contact me
    Spoke with Ronald Bruce badge # sfm6516
    Phone number was 682-622-0541

  143. I have gotten a robotic phone call saying I need to call 1-281-940-7130 and speak to Lisa Williams or my social security card will be suspended. I believe this is a scam and I wanted to report it to you. She didn’t ask for me by name or indicate my ss#.

    • Hi Bernadette: 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.

  144. We have received several calls this morning from someone identifying themselves as Gale Stone, suggesting that our SS No. has been compromised. The number calling is 410-441-5107

    • Hi John: 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.

  145. This week I have received two phone calls regarding a legal issue with my social security account. Both recordings.

    1) 831-623-5652
    2) 409-233-0718

    Remaining silent I hung up on both.

    • Hi Al: 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.

  146. Question: is 800-772-9118 a legitimate SS number.

    Received a call today saying my SS# was being revoked.

    Please advise.

    • Hi Liz: 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.

  147. I have received numerous calls this past week from 1800-777-2166 and 1800-777-2170 The calls sound like a computerized voice that claims my social security benefits are being blocked and asks that I press “1” to speak to a legal representative. On several days I received multiple such calls

    • Hi John: 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.

  148. Feb.8tg 2019 call at 9;00 AM saying card was used fraudely. came from Numb 612-813-9603 Minn. hung up but then I called number back foreign speaking aswered. So I hung up.

    • Hi Sharon: 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.

  149. Received a call from 1-956-948-4244 stating there was a pending warrant against my social security number. Can you verify if that is true?

    • Hi Mikki: 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.

  150. I received two separate calls within one hour of each other both of which warned me that my social security number was being used for fraud. The first call was from a male with an East Indian accent from Springfield, VA. 571-448-0454. The second call was from a female with the same message from Castroville, TX. 830-355-2179.

    • Hi Toni: 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.

  151. Hi this is the second time I get a phone call from this number 1800 777 2594. They told me my social security number has been suspended do to suspicious activity. I didn’t give any of my personal information. I called the SSI office and they told me it was a sacam. I just want ro report the number.

    • Hi, Jorge. Thanks for letting us know. We do not usually make random calls or request your personal information. If someone calls you saying that they are from Social Security, do not give them your personal information. Check out our latest blog on this topic for Social Security tips, including how to find out if the call was from us. We hope this helps.

  152. I was called two days ago with a prerecorded message claiming that my social security number was “suspended,” and that I needed to call back to confirm my social security number. The phone number left was 877-803-6363, and 6392.

    • Hi, Gita. Thanks for letting us know. We do not usually make random calls or request your personal information. If someone calls you saying that they are from Social Security, do not give them your personal information. Check out our latest blog on this topic for Social Security tips, including how to find out if the call was from us. We hope this helps.

  153. I received a phone call at 1056 AM from someone saying they were from SS the number they called from was 1 800 102 1100.I did not answer the call as I could not understand what they were saying but They did say something about Texas and I do not live in Texas and have not done since 1959

    • Hi, Leah. Thanks for letting us know. We do not usually make random calls or request your personal information. If someone calls you saying that they are from Social Security, do not give them your personal information. Check out our latest blog on this topic for Social Security tips, including how to find out if the call was from us. We hope this helps.

  154. Today I received a call from Social Security as a recording saying there was a problem with my Social Security number and Iegal action was pending and to call 931-813-4540 to talk to a social security deputy officer.
    The cell phone associated with the number they called is a business and we do taxes here so of course we knew it was a SCAM others may not know.

    • Hi There. 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.

  155. 2/14/19 1:50pm
    I just received a call from a gentleman with an strong accent stating he was calling from the Social Security office to update my information. Caller ID indicated he was calling from 1-246-302-5896 Barbados, Barbados. My reply to him was that he remove my phone number from his calling list!!! Needless to say he hung immediately. I hope no one falls prey to these crooks!!!

    • Hi Karen: 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.

  156. Rcvd call stating that there is an enforcement action against my social security card/number and sending that I call 518-882-3743.

    • Hi Roberg: 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.

  157. I received a phone call, this morning, from an unidentified SS (supposedly). I did not give a chance to listen to their shpeel, but hung up. The incoming phone number was 1-575-9153122!

    • Hi Jenfaris: Thanks 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.

  158. Several times I have received a robotic sounding message saying it was Social Security and they have suspended my Social Security number because they found suspicious activity and to press one. The phone number that I got the call from today is 866-404-1714 and it came up as “unknown”.

    • Hi Sherry: Thanks 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.

  159. 2-15-2019
    I have received several phone calls today regarding my social security being blocked from this ph #1800-777-2658…

    • Hi Shirley: Thanks 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.

  160. I have received two calls left on my answering machine stating he was from the Social Security Admn. The call was made from Miami and the number is 786-475-3159. I am certain this was a fraudulent call. Thanks.

    • Hi Anna: Thanks 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.

  161. Hey my name is Angela and ive had more than enough issues that were even brought to my attention because of 11th mistake of a social worker I fear for my safety due to being told jail mental hospital and rehab as my only options. Yet wallis vs. Spencer is what’s happening my do me. Parkins had said for me to be in witness protection
    Us in not the only being terrorized for even trying to help me I’m scared too many know about me. I’m at 323 w 11th st apt 18 and I havemt left in 7 months no teeth pulled and I’m afraid. I’m the sad seven with ed edelmunds kids and nothing I say will anyone listen. To

  162. i keep getting phone calls from 1-866-404-3714
    They say my social security number has been suspended and I have fraud felony charges against me. Scared me because I hung up on them because they are wanting all my information
    D

    • Hi Dawna: Thanks 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.

  163. Telephone. 602 529 3498. Says they are the social security office out of Austin texas. Which number us Arizona. And you are going take all my money and accounts

  164. I received calls routinely from 409 527 – 4243, saying that my SS # has been compromised. I called them back, being curious about what I knew to be a scam. Surprise – they asked for my SS# ! What can I do to shut down these creeps ? They are predators who prey on the naive.

  165. We received a call from 800 325 0775 which is social security number The caller advised us to call 315 710 0726 immediately I checked that # and it is Unknown

    • Hi there. 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 Paula. 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.

  166. Phone number 5053495769 pretends to be the Social Security on behalf of the DEA, they even answer back. Don’t fall for it.

    • Hi Helen. 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.

  167. I received a call this morning from 210-361-2801 saying there was fraud on my social security number. I called and they identified themselves as an “officer”. Wanted to confirm my personal information. I told them send me something in the mail. I called back and said this is a scam after I googled the number and the said some obscene words and hung up on me. According to google, I saw complaints about this exact thing going back to July of last year using this same phone number. How are these crooks still in operation 8 months later???? Please shut these people down.

    • Hi Mike, thanks 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.

  168. I have been receiving multiple phone calls about my social security number being suspended and when I talk to them they are from another country. What do I do about this

    • Hi Joe. 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.

  169. Hello I revived a scam call from 1888-328-4367 saying they were from social security ‘ asking for my social security number ,
    Threatening with jail time . I knew it wasn’t SSA office

    • Hi Debra, thanks 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.

  170. I just received a phone call today stating my social security number was suspended and to immediately call 469-215-7914. This is from McKinney, Texas. Such a scam!

  171. Received several phone calls requesting I call them that my SSN Had been compromised and they have frozen my SSN account. The number that keeps call is 5054316559. Please stop them from calling people. I know this is a scam and I told them I was reporting them.

  172. “There is a legal enforcement action filed on your Social Security number for criminal activities so when you get this message kindly referred to as soon as possible on our number that is 210-361-3285 I repeat 210-361-3285 before we begin with the legal proceedings thank you…”
    Got this scam call today

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    • Hi, Vicki. Thank you for your comment. Please be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls and mail messages. 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. In a few instances, we will use marketing firms to help raise awareness of Social Security’s online services, and this includes creating a personal my Social Security account. We allow these firms to send emails that will take individuals directly to our website. Any links that you find within these emails should always point to a “.gov” web address. If you are not certain that an email you received came from Social Security or one of our marketing partners, DO NOT click the link. Visit our Internet Phishing Alert web page to learn more about how to detect a fraudulent email message. We hope this information helps!

  174. I need to report a robo scam call about my Social Security number. Having trouble finding the right place to call or web site that is real.

    • Hi, Margaret. 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. Thanks, again.

  175. I received a call that my Social Security is being stopped because someone else is using my SS number. The phone number came in from Avalon, NJ and is 609-796-4249. I hung up on them but you may want to check them out.

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Cyd. 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.

  176. Hello. My mame is José Fosado and today (2/25/2019) I get 2 calls from 1 800 722-2729 telling me that my SSN will be cancelled for fraudulent activity. Can you please veriffy if the 800 number really belong to the Social Security Administration? Thank you.

    • Hi, Jose. 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 find additional information here. Thanks, again.

    • Hi, Harry. 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.

  177. Received a suspicious call (caller id 800-772-6270) stating they were from the ss office, and needed information??????

    • 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 find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  178. keep get calls from someone who say they the S.S. and there someone who trying to get my S.S. and if I don’t call their # I’ll be put in jail they have 2 # 1 480 409 4589 1 310 929 7142 I know they are crooks

    • Hi, Bob. You are correct. 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.

  179. A number of text messages and phone calls were given to me stating they were from the Social Security Office and that legal proceedings were set against me.These are the different phone numbers they use:805 262 7578 and 707 985 8039 and 520 367 2283.

    • Hi, Dane. 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 find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  180. I would like to report a scam phone call I received yesterday. I have called the numbers to report and have not been able to speak with anyone. I have the number, alleged name and badge number of the caller. When I went on line to file the complaint it is for fraud not scam calls. How do I report this unnerving scam call.

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Mary. 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.

  181. received several calls from 1-866-404-8876 robo voice claiming SS # shut down because illegal activity or some such things. Please check this # out as a scam

    • Hi, Wes. 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 find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  182. Someone called me from this number saying they were from the Social Security Administration and that my social security number had been used 1888 231 3626

  183. Just received what I believe to be a fraud call. They said they were from SS office and there was a suspicion activity’s and asked my SS #. I refused and they argued
    I hung up and called 1 800-772-1213.

  184. Hello,
    I like to report a Scam that happened today (3/1/2019), the caller “William F. Langston” called me today claiming that my SS# has been compromised and that I need to call this number (610-487-0395) to straightenit out, the caller left a message that showed on my CID as coming from Collgeville PA, please tell me what can be done to stop this scammer from calling me, thank you.

    • Hi, Carolyn. 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.

  185. Yes my name is Kristin I need to know who is texting me from this number 1-405-561-2145 I believe it’s loan scammer but he is off Instagram my number is1 (803) 317-7514 thanks 🙏

    • Hi, Kristin. We do not usually make random calls or texts. 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.

  186. Received a call where they left a message saying they were from the SSA and that our benefit were going to be suspended. The call came from the phone # 325-387-8409. Area code 325 is Abilene, Texas.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Harry. We have been warning the public. 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.

  187. I HAVE RECEIVED PHONE CALLS TELLING ME THAT I HAVE 4 THINGS AGAINST ME AND MY SS NUMBER WILL BE SUSPENDED AND WILL BE TAKEN TO JAIL. THE CALLS HAVE COME FROM MANY DIFFERENT NUMBERS AND STATE. i SPOKE WITH THE OFFICE FOR SS AND THEY TOLD ME IT WAS FRADULENT AND TO CALL OIG WHICH I HAVE DONE. PLEASE RESPOND AND TELL ME IF THIS IS TRUE

    • 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 find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  188. Received a call from 813-287-1746 posing as a SS employee and asked me to verify my zip code. Knew my name & cell number. When I refused, threatened to dispatch law officers to arrest me and seize my assets! Then hung up when I asked him what time they would be arriving to arrest me.
    Please go after these guys – most likely from India.

    • Hi, Mukesh. 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. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  189. i received call from someone from ssa 1-888-231-3626,said leak in ss account and call before we file legal procedings. i think this is scam
    alicia p kiechle
    612-201-7459

    • Hi, Alicia. 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 find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  190. I have received phone calls from a Texas area code starting there are fraudulent charges attached to my social security number and to call back before legal action is taken. The phone number is 210-729-2989. Obviously the government doesn’t make calls regarding a person’s official information.

  191. This morning I received two phone calls on my I-phone from the number 1-800-747-7787. I answered the second call and the “person” on the line started talking about a problem with my social security number. I immediately hung up and when I went to check my recent calls, I realized that yesterday I had received four calls from that same area code, with which I have no connection.

    • Hi, Janet. 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 find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  192. someone called me today and said they where from SS. and I gave them my info ,then the call goes dead. So now what do I do?

    • Hi, Marjorie. 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. If you suspect someone is using your Social Security number, you 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). In addition, you can order free credit reports annually from the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and Trans Union). To order your credit report go to http://www.annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-322-8228. For more information, check out our publication, Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number. We hope this helps.

  193. I just received a phone call from “social security” stating that they would stop payments if I didn’t comply by contacting them. Their number is: 307 886-4618

    It scares me how many old people fall for this scam. And nobody goes to jail.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Dick. 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, Pearl. You are correct. 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.

  194. Got the same scam call three times in two days from three different 1-800 extensions. Called back on one of the and they offered various and sundry other scams. Something should be done about this. the numbers involved were: 1-800-747-7798, 1-800-747-7788, 1-800-747-7787.

  195. I just want to report voicemail messages I have been getting that say there is illegal activity on my Social Security Account and that it has been canceled and to call 409-569-7355.
    I have checked my account and it looks fine.

    • Hi, Valerie. We have been warning the public. 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.

  196. Hello and good morning, I’m trying to report a phone number for a social security scam. This is the number that keeps calling me 310-736-3052, and when I called it back it is a Indian speaking person Claiming to be with Social Security investigation. Please do something about this number it keeps calling me over and over.
    Thank you

  197. Telephone call from Saint Marks Florida, mentioning my Social Security and drivers license has been suspended their phone number 850-808-7140. I called and they hung up on me when I asked some questions about official documents from them. I believe this is a scam please be aware .

    • Hi, Mike. 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 find additional information here. We hope this helps.

    • Hi, Johnny. We are sorry to hear that. 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 Davis: 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.

  198. Received a phone call from 12186954361 stating possible fraud and that my social security number has been suspended.
    I need to know if the call is legitimate or not.
    ALSO you make it very difficult to contact Issa to report the incident especially a senior who lives off their social security benefits.

    • Hi Brad. 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.

  199. I just got a call from someone posing as the Social Security Administration telling me that they need to issue a new social security card. The caller was from this phone number: (617) 207-7135.

    • 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.

  200. Received several calls saying they are from the social security office and that my information has been taken and they have suspended my account.

  201. Received several calls saying they are from the social security office and that my information has been taken and they have suspended my account. The phone # they call from is 866-404-8356

  202. Call received from a Danbury, Ct area code stating there were irregularities with my social security and someone could be accessing my account. I asked them how did I know that they were social security and they hung up.

  203. approximately around 1:00pm 3/13/19, I received a call from 800-766-7552 (a recorded message) saying they were with social security and there was a problem with my account……….I immediately hung up.

  204. Received a call purportedly from Social Security telling me to return the phone call to avoid legal proceedings. 210 987 8505

  205. I have been called twice on my cell phone with a message that “from the Social Security Department” saying that my social security number has been cancelled due to “suspicious” behaviour on my account.
    I know this is a SCAM and would never call back. The phone number used to call me is 332-877-5918. In case this helps find these creeps!!!!

  206. I’m receiving calls from people saying that something is coming up with my social security number and if I don’t do something about it now bad things are basically going to happen to me the number that is calling me and telling me to call them back is:
    1-530-433-1749. And yes they do sound legit until you call them back and call them frauds and criminals then they get upset and hang up on you.

  207. Automated call saying that I have been reported and an arrest warrant was issued for my ss number which was from 202-697-9205 Scam

    • Hi Rebecca: 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.

  208. Dear Sir,
    I received a call from a recording stating I had local issues with the social security . They directed me to return their call at ‭+1 (360) 419-6832‬. I know this is a scam and I pray you folks can put them out of service.

    Sincerely,
    Benny S. Romano MSG.
    Retired US Army

    • Thanks for letting us know, Jayne. 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.

  209. they call me saying.. they atre from social, and they need my social, bcz my social has been found suspicious ….suspicious suspicious (818) 533-6649

    • Hi, Joseph. 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.

  210. 3/20/19 – received suspicious call from 800-674-0308 with a message about “legal enforcement actions” in regards to my SSA. I was asked for my SS# which I did not give even when they insisted they needed it to look up the identity theft they told me had occurred. I taped the conversation if you would like to have a .wav file just contact my .

    • Hi, Roger. 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 find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  211. I have received two calls stating my SS# has had legal action taken against it and I need to call to resolve. Both were recorded messages. I did not return call. These are the call numbers 650-488-5253 and 512-668-9431. These were received March 18,2019.

    • Hi, Jerrian. 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 find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  212. This scam number 332-872-0352 keeps calling me saying my social security number has been suspended. I hate these scammers and wish the government cracks down on these creeps.

  213. GIVE US AN EMAIL ADDRESS TO WHICH WE CAN SUBMIT OUR ISSUES!!! LIFE is SHORT, People…we don’t have the inclination to stay on the freaking phone, stepping thru the B.S. to state simply that 1-866-404-2115 & 1-866-404-2026 are numbers that are trying to get into our pockets!!! These are numbers from which calls are being generated purporting to be from SOCIAL SECURITY. Get on it, Kids!

    • Hi, K. 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 find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  214. 331-431-6698 is suppose to a local social security office. A person answered stating social security and didn’t identify himself or gave out his employee I’d #. This call started when a remote answering machine called my number to threaten me to get an attorney and other threatening actions. I know that the social security will send out a letter and the local office in Philadelphia would have called me.

    • Hi David: Thanks for checking in with us. 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.

  215. I received 2 fradulent phone calls today, 3/22/2010, from the number: 1-866-404-2159 saying that there was suspicious activity with my social security number and that they suspended my social security number. I did not call these numbers back either after reading about these type of calls regarding social security scams on your web page.

    • Hi Margaret: Thanks for checking in with us. 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.

  216. Hi, I am overseas, and have been getting calls / recordings regarding my soc.sec. number. I am told there are issues, and that it need to be renewed.!
    The phone numbers (call dates) are 1-866-404-1611 (3/20), 1-866-404-1957 (3/21), and 1-617-404-9238 (3/23). Does SSA or OIG use these numbers, or are they ‘fakes’.!?

    • Hi Rolf: Thanks for checking in with us. 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.

  217. I received a phone message from. 1 332 873 9343
    saying SSN # was canceled due to suspicious activity…..can some one investigate that phone number?

    • Hi Pedro: Thanks for checking in with us. 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.

  218. I received a scam call from 925-276-0179. They stated that legal proceedings would take place if I didnt return the call.

    • Hi Michelle: 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.

  219. received a call from 979-773-8505 saying they are with the social security office and threatening saying law enforcement officers are coming to get me. I have a full-time job and I am not collecting any SS at this time and do not plan to until I am well into my 70s

    • Hi Karron: 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.

  220. 12:02 EST, just got a call from the ‘Social Security office’ the number that called me was 747-219-2741 (California)
    he said his name was Ross Taylor – batch number 8T7747—he had my full name and correct address and asked me for the last 4 digits of my SS#—I didn’t give him the correct one—said I have a lean on my house and I owe back taxes??? and when I asked questions, he hung up. Just wanted to report this in case a scam comes my way down the road.

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Sue 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 find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  221. Call today from 602 529-3518.
    Recording started my s.s. benefit was being cancelled due to certain fraudulent activity tied to my s.s. number within my state. Asked that I stay on line to speak with agent….I hung up

    • Hi, Lorna. 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.

  222. hello, I have trying to reach someone all day, I have received 2 voice mails today about my social security # being dismissed and stopped. I have the numbers and recordings. Something about a case in court? I tried trying calling someone but, it was a 1.5 hour wait on my phone. SSA recording told me to contact this web site,
    Thank you

    • Hi, Virginia. 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.

  223. Received a phone message stating: This is the Dept. of homeland security and that they have detected fraudulent use of my SS # and that if I didn’t call 469-498-1848 immediately I would be arrested.

    • Hi, Steven. 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.

  224. I received a suspicious call saying my card was flagged as someone who had committed some type of fraud and I was subject to legal action,
    The call came from (949) 769-2268 Irvvine CA
    I am guilty of no crime or fraud so I did not contact them. It has been difficult to find the place where such calls should be reported.

  225. I just got a call from the SS office. PROBLEM, not a 800 number, and it sounded like a room full of people on phones.
    They asked for MY SSN and I said last 4. They got mad and hung up.
    Phone number from SS office? was: 415-890-5417.
    I hope you will let me know whether this was a FRAUD or not.my Phone nr: 678-588-4206

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Johnny. 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.

  226. received a call from someone<name not mentioned during call stating I was about to be served a summins from SSA and to call the following number?
    518-800-4007

    • Hi, Fred. 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.

  227. I Just received a call from 1-434-205-1854 concerning my Social Security Number and they were investigating my account for illegal activity. It was a canned robocall I believe. I did not call that number above as I was told to do by the message. I am 78 years old and retired military and know most of the Illegals on the internet. Hope you find this fraudster.

  228. was called from 410-505-4308 about my social security number and told to call back. I did and you can hear in the background that this is a scam. Need to stop this ASAP so people do not give out information

  229. getting phone calls from #760-266-4450 from Tecopa, CA. Apparently these scammers originate in the Bangladesh area and are calling, threatening to cut off my Social Security and other income under my SSN. Wasn’t sure who to report this to, so I’m reporting the call to you. I’ve received several calls from this number.

  230. To Whom it May Concern

    I am receiving calls from 402-983-9869, claiming to be the Social Security Office. I did not give out any information, for one, I know it was a scam because I was addressed by a ‘go by’ name, not my government name. At any rate, I asked them to identify by their badge number, the person hung up… so I called back, and the person hung up again and I called back again, but they allowed the phone to ring.

    However, they called again, the next day. They asked that I identify myself, I replied, you called me, you identify my name—they hung up.

    Just reporting.

    V/r
    Nell Hitchye

  231. I got a call “from Lisa Williams” with a department number. The salutation was “thank you and have a blessed day.” Yeah, that sounds legit..

  232. I keep receiving calls saying it is Social Security and there is going to be legal action taken if I do not call them back. When I called I got a recording saying to leave my message. I have so far received over 4 of these calls.
    The number is 760-938-6159.

  233. Is there an easy place for someone to report basic info if they have received this type of call? I have reported scam calls on IRS website and it was pretty painless but I am not seeing an easy option here after searching for a few minutes.

  234. I just got a call from “Officer Gale Stone” (yes, really LOL!) saying that there had been suspicious activity on my SS account and to call 760 797 7873 immediately. I figure these are all spoofed numbers so they can’t be tracked down., so how do we stop them?

    • Thanks for letting us know, DaveL. . 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.

  235. FRM:Verizon FiOS
    SUBJ:Notification
    MSG:Call 1-888-234-6786 to listen to your new voicemail message from ORADELL NJ from 201-987-5182 in mailbox 4104370279

    This number is claiming that My SSA benefits are being cut off.

    • Hi, Cynthia. 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.

  236. I have been receiving harassing calls from this number: +19565670222. It is a automated message with female voice who claims to be Officer Kelly Jones of Social Security Administration. The message advised my SSN was linked to criminal activity and if I did not return a call to the above number, they would begin legal proceedings and my SSN would be suspended. I have received this call on the day of 04/09/2019 several times and decided to call them back urging for them to cease calling me because I was aware that they were a scammer. I couls barely make out what the gentleman on the line said when he answered the phone as the call was very fuzzy and he made a middle eastern accent. I informes him that if I continued to get these calls, I would take legal action to which he could only say “Very funny” then immediately hang up.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Andrea. 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.

  237. I received a call from this number, 877-607-9525, on April 10 at 12:52 PM. The caller claimed to be from SS and my SS has been suspended and I could be arrested if I don’t contact SS. I hung up knowing it is a scam.

  238. third time i have received a warning of legal proceedings from these scammers. phone number they used was 401-237-4058. claiming to be soc, sec. admin. and legal proceedings would start against me.

    • Hello Adele. 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.

  239. I received a voice message : This call is from the Dept. of SSA the reason you have received a phone call is to inform
    you that we just suspended you ss number because we found some suspicious activity

    1-469-206-4381
    Dallas, TX
    4/11/19

  240. I was the victim of a telephone scam, a man from India claiming to be a Social Security Agent. He was threatening me that there was an FBI investigation concerning my SS#. The phone number that called me was 1-917-504-8649.

  241. Add 760-303-4145 to list of numbers to call due to SSA account “suspended”. I have received 3 calls from this number. Fraud highly suspected.

  242. Phone call from 602 490 0552 said to call another number. My Social Security account has had fraudulent activity. Did not call.

  243. I keep getting messages from 888-810-0371 that my social security # has been suspended. Get these almost every day

    • Hi, Eileen. 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.

  244. I keep getting fraudulent phone calls from these people that say they’re Social Security department I called back and they want to bunch information they tell me that they have a lawsuit against me this is fraud and I started swearing at me and called me names and very rude and obscene things I would like something done about this please this is the number they called me from1-888-432-3981

    • Hi, Brandon. 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. 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.

    • Hi, Dennis. 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.

  245. just received a call form 760-266-4361 stating they are Social Security and that there is a arrest out for me unless i pay money to them.

    • Hi, Henry. 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.

  246. Have received about 4 calls today stating some suspicious activity has been detected on my social and it has been suspended. Then they ask to press 1. I do not answer calls if I do not recognize the number. I have blocked all 4 numbers, they continue to call from different numbers. Then the voicemail is under UNKNOWN.
    Just some info… All numbers begin with (888)810 then last 4 have been -0821/0802/0812 and 0824.

    • Hi Gloria. 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.

  247. Got a phone call at 9:15 AM Thursday April 14 , 2019 claiming they were calling from the Social Security Administration Office saying they need me to call them back or they would have to cut my benefit payment . Didn’t give a name , just said they were from Social Security Office . Phone number is 443-897-5188 and my answer machine shows Baltimore Md. as the origin of call .

  248. 10 AM on 4/18/2019 I received a computer generated call purporting to be from SSA, stating there was an issue with my SS#, and to call (203) 463-2877. I did not call the number. I sent you the number because you may want to trace the number.

  249. Received this VM today. “The number for you to call the SSA back is 888-752-1028 the reason you have received this phone call from our department is to inform you that there’s a legal enforcement action filed on your Social Security number for fraudulent activity so before this matter goes to the state court house and before you get arrested if you need any information or have any question kindly call us back at 888-752-1028 thank you…”

  250. Received a message on my cell phone reportedly from the Social Security Administration. Knew it was a scam and called back. The NUMBER is 760-266-4361. They said my SSN was associated with an automobile in South Texas that contained 32 kilos of cocaine. Said an arrest warrant was being issued for me. Said it might not be me, but will need to clear my name with $$$$. A quick google search says the number is a SSN scan. Please do something about this.

  251. I received a call from an India speaking woman 201-801-8226, saying they are going to freeze my social security number because their have been suspicious activity with it so I hung up phone cause I knew it was a scam, but they did happen to have my SS- number and address.

    • Hi, Brian. 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.

    • Hi, Melanie. 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. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

  252. Hi.
    I was contacted by phone today and said to call back(I missed the call) they called from (475)207-3086 & I was to call (410)621-8646. I listened to the my voice mail, social security waiting for my call back. So i called the # that called me in the first place. talked to an officer (Watsos -bag #742609310). He pulled up my file(so he said)and started to ask a couple questions, I didn’t feel right about it and told him so and that i thought it was a fraud, to steal my ID.and hung up. Then after a couple minutes I called the #(410)621-8646 that they told me to call, The phone company couldn’t call that #.

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Wilbur. 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.

  253. Today alone I have received 3 calls from 888-810-0363 from a Social Security person.informing me that my social security number has been suspended due to fraudulent use. I have received many calls to my land line and even more to my cell phone. I have not answered any of the calls, but it’s becoming very annoying.

  254. got a call from 702-605-4199 with exact comment. asked them their address but they couldn’t provide where they are. told them I will make the report then they hung up.

  255. I got a phone call saying it was social security and there was legal action taken against me
    the phone number was (915) 228 3780

    • Hi, Myrna. 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. You can find additional information here. We hope this helps.

    • Hi Marjorie. 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.

  256. I received a call from 214-556-6518 agent claims he was from social security and my number was being flagged for fraud. I told him ssn doesn’t make phone calls and he hung up. The call came in after 5pm. Be careful.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Carla. 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.

  257. i received a call from a person named Officer Richard Martin stating there was “some fraudulent activities under my name. Phone # 234249-5887

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Michele. 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.

  258. Still a challenge to find good site to report obvious fraud. Following number wanted me to call back 1 May 2019 re soc sec number:206 237 7655.

    Fake “Geek Squad” support 15 March 2019 told me my credit card had been charged more than $300. Ph number: 786 656 0171

    • Hi, Scooter. 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.

  259. I had a phone call on my cell phone from 206 452 9335 today. He said he was someone from the Social Security and that they were doing an investigation. I was told to push 1 to speak to an investigator.
    I hung up and wrote down the number that was showing on the screen.
    This occurred on May 2, 2019.

    • Hello 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.

  260. 916-237-5321
    This number leaves a message that their is a legal enforcement because of fraudulent activity on our Social Security account.

    • Hi, James. 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.

  261. I got a threatening robocall from someone claiming to be the Social security administration cutting off benefits and putting a freeze on my ssn ! It happened 5-3-19 at 11:04 AM from
    866-931-7075

    • Hi Corinne. 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.

  262. I receive calls constantly from this phone number 1-847-810-8436 requesting that I call about my social security number. They are saying that they have blocked my number and that they are calling from the social security office. I don’t respond to theses calls