1,179 thoughts on “Inspector General Warns Public about Phone Calls from OIG “Imposters”

  1. i ansered my cell phone to a recording telling me to call a number the call came from 833 550 0558 about some drug crime involving my ssn

  2. received a call claiming that my social security number is about to be suspended. Told to call (972)984-7473

  3. I received a scam call saying the were from social security and my ssn was going to be cancelled due to fraudulent activity

    • Hi, Jeff. Thank you for checking in with us. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. Recently, scams—misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems—have skyrocketed. Our employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for personal information or money.
      If you receive a suspicious call like this: 1) Hang up. 2) Do not provide personal information, money, or retail gift cards. 3) Report suspicious calls here. For more information on how to protect yourself, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  4. In the past week I have gotten 4 calls stating that my SS number has been cancelled because of fraud. Push #1 to get more information regarding this.
    Is this a Scam? I have not responded.

    • Hi, Jean. Thank you for checking in with us. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. Recently, scams—misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems—have skyrocketed. Our employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for personal information or money.
      If you receive a suspicious call like this: 1) Hang up. 2) Do not provide personal information, money, or retail gift cards. 3) Report suspicious calls here. For more information on how to protect yourself, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  5. April 23, 2020 Received call from Adam Phillips, ID# 10865, phone number 615-280-9439, claiming to be with SSA working with Medicare. I asked if was with Medicare and again said was working with Medicare, started to ask about my pain had. I stopped him and asked where he received this information. I reminded him of the HIPPA act and wanted to know who signed a release to give him that information, hung up on me.

  6. I have been contacted by a person who’s # is from Grand Rapids & he said a person down in Texas is using my SS # for fraud He wanted my SS # I didn’t give it!

    • Thanks for letting us know, Sharry. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. Recently, scams—misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems—have skyrocketed. Our employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for personal information or money.

      If you receive a suspicious call like this: 1) Hang up. 2) Do not provide personal information, money, or retail gift cards. 3) Report suspicious calls here. For more information on how to protect yourself, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

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