How You Can Help Social Security Protect Your Information

Protecting your information is an important part of Social Security’s mission. You work hard and make a conscious effort to save and plan for retirement. Unfortunately, fraud and scams are a part of our current reality. Scammers try to stay a step ahead of us, but our cyber-security programs help us protect the information entrusted to us. Despite the techniques we use to thwart scams, we can’t do it alone. You can read Social Security’s joint press release with the Office of Inspector General about our new nationwide Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign. This new PSA campaign addresses these telephone impersonation schemes in a series of video and audio ads. Watch the video above and learn how you can help us protect your information.

Also, earlier this month, we teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission for a Facebook Live event to discuss more consumer protection tips. If you missed this very important session, you can find it on our Facebook page.

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168 thoughts on “How You Can Help Social Security Protect Your Information

    • Thanks for letting us know, Deborah. 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.

      • I received a call from someone claiming to be from SSA. The caller said that my SS number may have been compromised and then asked for my first name.
        I told the caller that I was not providing any personal info. Caller said goodbye and hung up.
        Call was from (929)162-0106

      • Ann…..our country needs to OUTLAW in every state, the software or whatever it is that allows sleazy telemarketers to phone people from God knows where and have it appear that they are calling from your local area code – – it is nearly NEVER a phone call anyone wants. How about YOU and your people get it started? Elected officials would likely agree on both sides of the aisle.

    • I received a scam call from the phone number 1-281-234-5643 today stating my SSN has been suspended. Press one to find out more. I did not pick up call let if go to voice mail because I didn’t recognized the number. 3-26-19 at 3:25pm.

      • I received a call from 1-281-763-3894 claiming that my SSN has been suspended due to fraudulent activity and to press 1 for more details. This message was left on my answer machine and I didn’t call it back, instead I logged onto my SSN account to find out more detail thus I am reading this information.

  1. + Two Step Authentication onto the SSA web site is the best secure feature to protect online user information and stop scammers. I never respond to emails calls texts or otherwise. If the Social Security Administration need to contact mre they send a letter via US Postal System
    Cyber-security programs in place via the SSA web servers are essential as is users efforts to protect their local area networks.

  2. I have been getting 2 of these calls per day every few days for weeks mostly on my cell phone and I rarely give out my cell #. I can’t figure out how they managed to get it. Have also received a few on my landline which is readily available. I report them as scam/phishing to both phone companies and block the #s but they continue to call using different #s from different states. I do not answer any calls if I don’t recognize the # and they always leave a voice mail. Something definitely needs to be done about this problem and the perpetrators need to be prosecuted to the max amount possible. This is definitely harassment of the elderly. I just cringe to think about the number of elderly people who become victims of this scam. By the way, I tried to report the first calls to your online site but it just sent me to a different phone number which sent me back to the one you said to call. Seemed to be a loop process which never connected with anyone or any place to report the problem or the phone numbers. I finally made a trip out to my local SS office to be sure my SS # had not been compromised….just to be on the safe side!

    • They have auto dialers that call all numbers and spoof their number so just continue to block as they come in. No matter what; do NOT answer. Their system tabulates answered calls and will continue to call if anyone answers (which indicates it’s a ‘live’ number). Let all calls go to voicemail and never call someone back that you don’t recognize their voice or you recognize why they are calling you.

  3. I have been connected twice.saying there was an arrest warrant.issue.

    Today I was asked for.my new social security number.
    And. Wanted it hung on them both tiimes

  4. I’ve been getting a lot of calls telling me my ss has been discontinued and to contact them right away. Some call a very threatening if I don’t call back. Also calls that tell me I must get more out of so then I already have. I’m getting tired of these calls and I keep blocking them. I’m I doing the right thing.

    • I have received the same type of call, from (620) 842-9488 in Anthony, KS. Their automated system left a message saying my ss# was suspended, and that I should call back for more information. I will also continue blocking these numbers.

  5. This e mail communication has asked me to submit certain personal identity information but I have no assurance of the validity of source.

    If your communication is valid I need some official substantiation which can be verified.

    Thank you

  6. Your suggestion how taxpayers can help protect their identity is great but the Social Security Administration itself puts many at risk. When year end 1099’s are mailed out the SS# of the recipient is not blacked out. It is very obvious especially for a predator to know what that piece of mail looks like.

  7. Good morning, it’s now 9:39 am NZ time, I am wondering why/and who are using my benefit on my US SOC> Sec. Card.No. was my permanent No. since I work at Miami/Fla. until now why they can not catch those “Frauder” I am registered at ID.me please let me know who is getting that monthly payment coming from my Soc. Sec. Card and I did not change my name still the same all my documents was stolen like Marriage Contract and US Army Discharge and I am the “ORIGINAL” legal wife w/ son and I work at Miami/Fla. 1981 but the Factory was already shut down. Please let me know if someone using my identity and the benefit there”FRAUD” why can not catch them? My name still the same even on my “MEDICARE A” I have my “ORIGINAL” card on my name “Mrs. Maria Lolita Litt. please let me know if someone is using me. In NZ I can not open my acct. yet at “HEARTLAND Bank” because I am waiting for my passport. I do not know if my eldest sister Elena Dulay (Teaching at RedHill Primary School) is using me. Please help I only got “Original” documents of my ex-husband was the DD214/his Birth Cert./Death Cert. and my Cert. of Eligibility for Housing Loan we need to get our roof over our head, because I am paying rent of $800.00/m at my eldest sisters house Elena Dulay’s partner died Mr. John Johannes Berg and he left this house still she is paying the mortgage on her name. My two son’s w/ me still both student ! Please help we are struggling overhead in Debt’s. Thank you for this email. my mobile no. 02108352843 Maria Lolita Litt.

  8. got twp calls today from phone # +607 878 91230 and +514 878 90276 both are from Canada. When I answered to the second call they ask me for my name and I respond that tthey should know my name, they got upset and they hang up. if it is from the social security administration why are they calling from Canada?

  9. I received a call from someone stating they were from social security and my checks were be stopped and I needed to call Texas to talked to a representative in that office.. I did call and they ask me all kinds of questions. So I told them I would my local office here in Oregon.. and I hung up on them and blocked there phone number.. Social security needs to beef up the security asap.. I’m not sure how they got my information but they had all of it.

    • @Denise Wilson: No one got your number from anywhere. These scammers are well financed sophisticated operations that use autodialers – computers that dial numbers in a list in numerical order, one after another, in seconds. If one doesn’t answer it automatically dials the next in order, and so on. Numbers that DO NOT ANSWER will be dropped from the que after another attempt from another autodialer isn’t answered; if you pick up however your number will remain in the list and in the pool of numbers for the entire scammer community. If you simply must answer, don’t say anything, don’t say hello, just remain silent for a few seconds then hang up. This isn’t effective to stop the calls but will save you having to suffer the spiel. If you want the calls to stop, DO NOT PICK UP! Regardless, these people are here to stay, and you cannot expect anyone else to do protect you if you leave yourself vulnerable or open yourself to being scammed. Everyone must do his or her part, take responsibility to keep your information safe. WATCH the videos, READ the materials provided, not just by SSA but your bank and creditors too. If someone robs your house while you’re on vacation because you left the doors unlocked, you’ve no one to blame but yourself. Same principle here; SSA, doctors, banks, credit card companies, etc all spend millions on security systems but it’s up to you to generate secure passwords, use virus protection, take responsibility for your end of things. That’s all this post is trying to do, provide resources to help us understand what we can do to be as secure as is possible in an ever more rotten world.

  10. Please pay my beneficiaries of retirement plan.gov ! On 03/31/2019 my member of federal retirement benefit center Denver Colorado state issued !on 2018

  11. Tere are several issues here. First, SS recipients need to recognize and ignore the scams. SS does not initiate contact by phone. Second, do not give out personal information on Facebook and the like. Use a false DOB and do not give out your children’s information, alter it if needed. Shred mail containing account numbers. Do not give out personal information on blog sites, including this one.

  12. I’ve seen comments that I can get a different number on my Medicare disability card instead of my social security number, is this true? If so how do I go about getting a new card? Thank you.

  13. Here is a new scam number that is coming through 866-404-2118.
    They are saying that the they suspending my SS# because they found “suspicious” activity.
    Just letting everyone know a new number to watch out for.

  14. I received a call saying that I’m frauding the ssa and to call them at 800-772-1213 and talk to there lawyer

    • Hi Samantha: 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.

  15. I have received 3 phone calls today from Saying they our
    from SSA and my account will be stop if do not call back.

    800-674-9823 and 800-998-8117

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

  16. I have received 2 calls stating that I have filed a fraudulent claim and I need to call before they notify the state or I am arrested. I believe these calls are part of a scam. One call was from 331-431-6698 in Aurora, Illinois the other call was from 347-901-5495 in New York, New York. I did call the Illinois number but told them I didn’t feel comfortable giving them my SSN at which point they told me to call my local SSA. Which made me wonder if this could be real but I know I didn’t file a fraudulent claim. But I wonder if someone else did file pretending to be me.

    • Hi Irma: 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.

  17. I received a call from multiple numbers today. (866)404-2213, (866) 404-2334, (866) 404-2348, (866) 404-2355. When I finally answered a call, it stated that my SSN had been compromised and to click “1” for more info. When I clicked, it hung up. Then I called social security and found this.

    • Hi Don: 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.

  18. I received a message on my phone say they were calling to inform someone that their social security number was being used for criminal activity. I called to find out who they were calling about and first thing they said was do you have a file number, i said no then of course they wanted my social security number which I was not willing to do. The number they called from was 410-934-0142

    • Hi Elishamon: 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.

    • Hi Dan: 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.

  19. I received a call from phone number 1561 327 6034 about 2 hours ago, they said they were from SS office in Florida and my name has been used as well my SSN for opening banking accounts and some illegal activities like drug buying and money wash. They said they were bringing the case to local court and I would need a new SSN. They knew my name, date of birth and my last address. They gave me a case ID # and another number and their names. Since I was refusing to give info they transferred to a supervisor, who insisted that he was there to help me, he was very well spoken. Said this case was going to be presented in court and he would play the recording where I stated I don’t know anybody in Florida. And he said I was going to receive a letter in the mail. I was wondering if this could be real! This is very scary!

    • Hi Alessandra: 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.

  20. Directing people to Facebook might not be the best advice with regards to protecting their individual information.

  21. great info. Just this am visited your office in Seguin, TX. VERY pleasant experience Friendly, courteous and so helpful. You’re doing it right!

  22. I received a call at 2:25pm on 3/22/2019 (I did not answer) & it was one of these fraudulent calls. The number that showed up on my caller I.D. was ‭(469) 264-5126‬.

    • Hi Bridget: 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.

  23. I have been recently called day after day for about two weeks by “Social Security” saying they were going to take legal action. I never gave out info. I hope they have stopped. I just never answer calls I don’t recognize.

    • Hi Rita: 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.

  24. l tried to set up a My Social Security account again but as usual it tells me to put in the correct information and try again. I do that several times until the system locks me out again. I say again because I have done this several times since its introduction. I know that I can’t be the only one who has had problems with this. Plz what am I doing incorrectly?

  25. I received a phone call saying “Your Social Security has been hacked and we need some information so we can go after who did this.” I told them that Social Security does not call members and this was a scam. They shouted NO, NO, NO don’t do that we have been asked to get this. I told them if this happened I would check with the local SSD locally!

    • Hi P.G.: 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.

  26. pleas halp my life to be happy i am not well i need my money to gat madcen ok. i have to take my family thank you god bless you have a nies day

  27. I received a call from a Houston Number: 281-975-3423 telling me that my Social Security had been cancelled and to press 1 to be transferred to a representative and when I did the call dropped. I googled the number but it was not associated with an SS office so it looks like a spoofing scam, but wanted to report it.

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

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

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

  28. I received a call from 877-852-3318 this morning, the caller said my SSN has been used in fraudulent activity, they asked to confirm my name and then asked for my SSN, I paused for a moment and almost gave her my SSN, but then I said to her “why do you need it, you called me and you should have that info”, she then said there are a lot of people with my name and she needs my SSN to make sure I’m the right one. I told her I wasn’t comfortable with giving her that info and I would go the nearest Social Security office to see what was going on. She hung up and when I tried to call the number back, it said the number was no longer in service. So glad I didn’t give her my SSN.

    • Hi Gabriela: 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.

  29. I received a call on my cell 3/25/2019 2:06 PM (I did not answer) & it was one of these fraudulent calls. Stated my social security number had been suspended and to press a # to hear information. The number that showed up on my caller I.D. was ‭(332) 877-5381‬ NewYork, NY.

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

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

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

  30. I received an automated call from supposedly Social Security on my cell phone. Said there was suspicious activity on my SSN and need to contact them so they won’t prosecute. I know this is a fake call. The number to contact them is 740-900-0112. It was the same number as on the caller id. Just letting you know.

  31. I just received a call that my Social Security account will be suspended due to “suspicious activity”. I was told to call 510-842-0107.

  32. Hi today i recived a call on my cell phone at 11:05 am from 1-202-821-4749 claiming my social security number was suspended due to fraudulent activity in texas. The message stated to call them back to resolve the issue. I belive this was a scam number.

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

  34. We received a call claiming they were from Social Security and a Federal Warrant was issued for someone in this household receiving SSA and they called from Leage City, Texas saying there is an arrest warrant from and to call 281-532-5472 to speak to the Social Security Warrant Officer to turn ourselves in.

    • Hi, Richard. 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.

  35. I have had a similar number calling and saying they are the Social Security administration and I have not answered the call it’s going to voicemail I didn’t answer one call but it was a recorded line so I did not continue to listen to it. Since then I have not answered any calls from the same number which continues to call me at least four times a day. The number is 800-882-9539.

    • Hi, Mike. 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.

  36. For the past 3 days I have been receiving about 5-6 calls in a row of a recording saying it is Officer Gayle Stone (a man’s voice though) and says my SS# will be suspended due to suspicious activity. They are calling from 844 229-7627. It is annoying that they keep robo dialing. I figured it was a scam as I don’t think SSA would call with a threatening tone. I can’t block the number because it is on our landline.

    • Hi, Jodie. 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.

  37. I recieved 3 phone calls today stating that the call is from Social Security Administration. The numbers are :
    929-733-9911
    929-412-9521
    929-864-1486

    • Hi, Sofiya. 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.

  38. I received a phone call from 806.476.2678.

    The call indicated my social security number was part of a legal proceeding and I needed to call. I was suspicious. Called, answered “Social Security.” I told the man I knew it was a scam and I was going to report this number and post it on line as fraud. I did this after looking up the number and seeing that someone else had posted it as fraud number.

    • Hi, Cathy. 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.

  39. Just received a phone call form the “Social Security Administration” stating that they were suspending my social because i am wanted for drug trafficking and money laundering in the state of Texas (I have never been).

    • Hi, Meghan. 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.

  40. I have had companies request my social security number as identification. Is this legal for them to require this if I do not work for them? Example: When I write a check

  41. I Received a call from 1 888 237-5156.today, second time I have received the call saying my sss number has been used in texas and my card was being suspended. then asked for my number. I asked them if they knew my number was being used in Texas, why did they need me to tell them again . and hung up. I will no longer answer calls that I do not know.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Janice. 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.

    • 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.

  42. I received a phone call that if I did call back my social security number would be deleted. Their phone number is 215-586-7803. Philadelphia pa

    • Hi, Pat. 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, Brittany. 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.

  43. I received one also, saying they were SSA and legal action is being taking against…..and that is when the automated call got choppy, couldn’t understand a word, Tried to call SSA office but there was a 35 minute wait, decided it was everyone calling about the scammers and came here instead. The number that called was 678-960-5203, Flowers, GA

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

    • Thanks for letting us know, Stephen. 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.

  44. Just throwing more onto the pile. Seems the number 1 914 596 9648 is being used to report SS suspension. The issue, to me, is that the penalties or conviction rate for attempting this type of fraud is too low. I would like to see more vigilance in tracking these individuals down and throwing the book at them. Just my humble opinion.

  45. I just received this voice message and the caller ID was Matt Millington. This is the second one I have received. However, I am well aware these are scams.
    Voicemail from (469) 345-0011

    “From the department of social security administration. The reason you have received this phone call from our department is to inform you that we just suspend your social security number because we found some suspicious activity. So if you want to know about this case just press one thank you.”

  46. I received a call from 1-956-377-1621, Donna TX
    today about 12:30 pm, stating my ss# had been suspended for criminal activity. She asked me to verify my number, and when I said I wouldnt do that, she hung up.

  47. On March 28, 2019 I received a voice message on my cell phone from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration. I didn’t pick up the call, but the caller left a call-back number of (629) 230-1773. I checked on the reverse call look up and found the number to be from a land line in Nashville, TN. Be aware!

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Phyllis. 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.

  48. I just received a call from 802-154-5645 saying that my social security number has been suspended due to fraudulent activity. I will be blocking this number on my phone.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Beazer. 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.

  49. I just received 2 calls claiming to be officers from the Investigation team for the SS Administration, from the suspicious and fraud dept. They told me that my name and SS have been in a connection with a drug bust in south texas and my identity has been stolen, they said they needed me to go “right now” to my bank and withdraw out the $ out of my checking and savings account (while I stay on the line with them) and not to leave my house before noon tomorrow and that they was going to issue me a NEW SS CARD WITH A NEW #, keep in mind I have had this # 49 years… they said they would replace everything that had to do with my old # with my new #, I was transferred to 3 different men whom I could barely understand but all with “American names”, they was asking amounts in my account and where did I bank, one call came from Texas, 214-785-2153 then the other came from NY 315-524-0364, they all gave me their “supposed name and ID #” and my case #. I hung up on them… they almost had me convinced!!! THIS IS A SCAM!!! And I think they work with people on the inside of the banks, that way when we go down to withdraw our $ they need to talk to someone on that end and I think they are in connection. Why can’t people LEAVE US ALONE AND STOP SCAMMING!??!?!?!!? Infuriating!!!!

  50. Calling the 1-800-269-0271 number just takes you through a pre-recorded prompt and I could not get through to report.
    I received three call today on my cell phone from three different numbers listed in New York saying my SS# has been suspended for suspicious activity. The numbers are 914-595-1394, 914-593-3489, and 914-596-7131.

  51. Received two calls from Compton CA (310) 627 1341 and they left a message that they were SSA and my SSN was involved in illegal activities and my SSN would be suspended unless I called the SSN office in Dallas TX at 310-627-1341. Hmmm… that doesn’t sound like a TX area code! Just thinking .. if my SSN is suspended, does that mean they can’t take taxes out of my paycheck? 🙂

  52. I received a call to my cell phone this morning at around 11 AM. Could not answer phone. When I checked my phone about a half hour later, there was a message from 1-801-772-1213 from American Fork, UT. The message stated “This call is from the legal department of the Social Security Administration. This is to inform you that your Social Security number has been suspended because we found some suspicious activity running under you Social Security number to know more about this case please press 1 now”
    This sounded very fishy to me, so I did not return call. Came home and looked up Social Security Administration web site, which got me to this page. Sorry to hear that so many people are experiencing this kind of crap. And so many just give out the information requested, thinking that they are talking to the Social Security office. Sad

  53. I have received Craig phone call from number 424-269-4567 which went to my voice mail stating that there is fraudulent actvity with my social security number. As I called back the number the person impersonated ssn employee. I quickly figured out by background noise and the way person spoke that this was fraud and hung up. I did not give my phone name or social security number. Is my social security number is still in danger?

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

  54. Got a call from (888) 810-0219. They left a message stating that my SS number had been “compromised”. I didn’t fall for it, but annoying as hell.

  55. One of these jokers just called me from New York (917) 708-5616 saying my number was suspended because of suspected illegal activity. Luckily I know better than that.

  56. Received a scam call twice from 888-810-0240 stating my SS# had been suspended due to suspicious activity and to call this number immediately.

    • Hi, Stephen. 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.

  57. I received 3 calls from this number 1-888-275-1696. It was a recording saying my social security number has been suspended. I want them to stop calling me. I do not listen after the first few lines and I hang up.

    • Hi, Patricia. 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.

  58. Today, at my workplace (my phone number is posted on the company website) I received a phone call from (214) 256 – 4471.

    The automated message stated that I needed to call them back because an “enforcement action” was pending because my SS# was flagged for criminal activity.

    I called back 4 times and each time a man with Indian accented English answered claiming he was an officer at the SSA. Each time I called them out as scam artists
    and they hung up immediately.

    This is disgusting. Go get ’em!

    • Hi, Peter. 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.

  59. 1-775-885-3775 have been calling regarding disability claim. the voice mailbox sounds suspicious asking for full name and full social security number

    • Hi, Michelle.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.

  60. I received a phone message from the 773-661-4072 repeating this scam on Friday March 25 around 4:30 PM Eastern time.

  61. My name is Dorothy Jane Polk and I want tow if I have updated my address. How do I find this information?

  62. Received a voice message on my phone from 773-661-4077 stating my SSN was suspended and that they were from department of social security administration. I needed to press “1” and the message was repeated twice. I tried to call # back but it is busy.

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  64. I received a call on both my work cell phone and then my home phone immediately after – Odd how they can call so fast – the number was 425-222-1087 Fall City, WA

    • Hi Rebecca: 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.

  65. On March 30, 2019 at 13:02, I received call from 510-803-5319 and left a message stating there was warrant out for my arrest. I called the number back and was tricked into thinking, I was a victim of fraud, regarding money laundering and drug trafficking. It was stated that my SSN had be compromised and the government would be freezing my accounts. They stated that they were working for the DEA and SSA to protect my assets. They used FEAR of being arrested and losing my assets. They stated I would lose all my money if I did not go to SpeedWay to get Goggle Play cards that would function as government bond and load my money on these cards. Stupidly I did this!!! I am so embarrassed. They threaten that DEA agents would come to home. Worst experience ever. Once I got the cards the person wanted me to provide them with the information on back on the card. I refused. I pray I can get my money back. I requested some some one from my local authorities contact me. They actually had a person with a Spanish accent call me from a 513 number.
    They provided Badge #s, Case ID # they called me from a 1-800-772-1214… to authenticate themselves.
    Fear will make you forget logic… As I reflect on the conversation, I should have known better.

  66. I am receiving scam calls from 1-281-222-6844.
    Caller says that due to problems with my ssa account
    my # has been suspended. I have saved the recording.

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

  67. I recieved samilar callon 04/03/2019 from 18771991213 stating that my SS # will be suspended if I don’t call them immediately.

  68. Received a phone call (sounded like a recording), telling me my social security number was being investigate, and giving me a phone number to call back before legal proceedings begin.

    I am treating this as a scam/fraud. I will expect further contact if you can tell me otherwise.

  69. I received a call from 212-337-3900 saying the same thing. It sounded like a recording and told me to hold on to speak to someone to clear it up or my social security number would be permanently blocked. When I looked up the number is shows as United States Government. I don’t understand and am I bit confused why it shows as a US Government number online.

  70. I’ve been homeless due to domestic violence and descrimination for about three years now and I am Disabled Veterans Disabled Dependent Survivor My father MTS US Airforce Decorated for his Honerable service in Korea Where he was Airlift Command I was born with Spinal Mabifida Hereditary Cancer I had to where braces on my legs till I was around six years old I have had two tumors removed from my brain twice in my life Chronic Pain Manic Depression with anxiety features Chronic PTSD IBS Rhumetoid Arthuritis Fibromialgia Help Me please

    • Hi, Heather. We are sorry to hear about your condition and situation. Disability Benefits are paid to people who are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last one year or more or to end in death. We pay disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI), and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is a needs-based disability program that pays benefits to people with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or age 65 or older. The SSDI program provides benefits to insured disabled or blind adults covered by workers’ contributions to the Social Security trust funds. If you feel that you meet our definition of disability, you can apply online. You may also be eligible to receive social services from the state in which you live. These services include free meals, housekeeping help, transportation, or help with other problems. To get information about services in your area and find out if you qualify, you will need to contact your state or local social services or welfare office. We hope this information helps.

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  72. I received a scam caller from Texas that he is a social security police officer asking zip code.His name is Glen Edward of texas that he needs my number to resolved suspiscious activities or else I can no longer access in my computer and suspend my ssa benefits.

    • Hi, Rodolfo. 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.

  73. I received this scam call on April 5, 2019 at 3:05 pm. The scam caller phone number is (440) 207-0511 from Ohio.

  74. I just received a call from 618-219-7013 telling me to call back as legal action was going to be taken against my social security account for fraudulant activity.?

  75. I just received called from 1-877-331-4699, claimed they are from SSA, said my ssn is suspend because some unusual activity, it’s like recording voice, let me press 1 for more information, after repeated twice it hung up itself.

  76. I got a call from someone saying there was fraudulent activity and proceeded to get info from me…the number is 210-361-2133

  77. I have not received the new Medicare Health Insurance card as of this date, April 17, 2019. When can expect it will be issued?
    Thank you in advance for your update.
    Regards,
    LaMarr C. Miller

  78. I keep getting multiple calls from 1(888)810-0857, 1(888)810-0851, 1(888)810-0716 and 1(888)810-0711 with the same automated message saying that there’s suspicious activity on my SSN and it is driving me insane.

    Connected to someone and couldn’t understand him at all and he kept getting pissed of that I said “I can’t understand what you are saying to me. I don’t think this is legitimate so I don’t want to provide my information.” and hung up on me.

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