IG Warns Public About Fraudulent Phone Calls Threatening Arrest or Legal Action

" "The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is urging citizens to remain vigilant of telephone impersonation schemes that exploit the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) reputation and authority.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continues to receive reports from across the country about fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be from SSA.  Recent reports have indicated that unknown callers are using increasingly threatening language in these calls.  The callers state, due to improper or illegal activity with a citizen’s Social Security number (SSN) or account, a citizen will be arrested or face other legal action if they fail to call a provided phone number to address the issue.  This is a scam; citizens should not engage with these calls or provide any personal information.

SSA employees do contact citizens, generally those who have ongoing business with SSA, by telephone for customer-service purposes.  However, SSA 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.  In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up.

“Unfortunately, scammers will try anything to mislead and harm innocent people, including scaring them into thinking that something is wrong with their Social Security account and they might be arrested,” Stone said.  “I encourage everyone to remain watchful of these schemes and to alert family members and friends of their prevalence.  We will continue to track these scams and warn citizens, so that they can stay several steps ahead of these thieves.”

The OIG recently warned that some of these impersonation calls have “spoofed” SSA’s national customer service phone number, displaying 1-800-772-1213 as the incoming number on caller ID.

The Acting Inspector General urges citizens to be extremely cautious, and to avoid providing information such as your SSN or bank account numbers to unknown persons over the phone or internet unless you are certain of who is receiving it.  If you receive a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA, you should report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online at https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

For more information, please visit https://oig.ssa.gov/newsroom/scam-awarenessFor media inquiries, please contact Andrew Cannarsa, OIG’s Communications Director, at (410) 965-2671.

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285 thoughts on “IG Warns Public About Fraudulent Phone Calls Threatening Arrest or Legal Action

  1. You say “We will continue to track these scams and warn citizens”. Are any of these scammers being tried & fined or imprisoned? Warnings to citizens are the first step but not enough.

    • I got a call from a scammer not so long ago they threatened me and my kids that they had all my information and they knew I had kids. I called the police. The police officer sounded annoyed by my call and told me “just don’t answer them or give them information” and hung up. They don’t care. Until something bad actually happens that’s when they bow their heads and do everything they can.

    • We just got one this afternoon, they said we would no longer get our s.s.i, boy was that spooky, and we would go to jail if we didn’t do something, dont know what I just hung up, but my hubby is not to happy with it.” yes what are they going to do about it?

  2. We should not be cowering in the wake of scammers. The technology exists to identify; trace and arrest these thieves. Why doesn’t Social Security hire IT savvy experts and work to pass legislation that will allow them to stop this extortion and theft.

    • The same reason that offices continue to close or be understaffed. Why you have to wait to get through on the phone or sitting waiting for your number to be called. It is interesting that millions want less government, and reduce their own taxes, yet expect a Cadillac level of services. Perhaps if you cut your spending by 30% you can see how difficult it is to not only maintain your current lifestyle choices, but even expand them.

      • BRAVO! I’ve said that here dozens of times and still see the scathing criticisms of SSA and all our government programs that keep getting cut because of cries for “smaller government” “less regulation.” Making rules & laws to protect consumers IS regulating these industries. But you are all too willing to jump on the crazy train to enrich the wealthy then blame the government when your benefits are cut to pay for walls and wars and defense contractors.

        • I may have gotten a call that was a scam but decided not to pursue reporting other than making an appointment so that I would get a “real’ letter, then called my local office to see what they had to say. Now I feel bad for the poor woman who was likely for real and just trying to help me but my .suspicions seem to have been well founded.
          I am hoping the new Congress will be successful and stomp on the GOP for blatantly harming US citizens who need assistance, and get the funding to expand SSA. SSDI, SSI as well as ACA,SNAP, WIC and Medicaid and Medicare. I wish they would get off their lazy butts and do the jobs WE pay them to. I don’t envy the SSA employees who have to deal with all the negativity! I thank all of them for hanging in in there. 👋
          Meanwhile the shutdown continues…

        • Marc, I think it was you that mentioned the wall. This is not a forum for notes on immigration but it is the # 1 topic in our nation and since you brought it up I like everyone else has an opinion It has been a hot issue for many years under so many Presidents and their administrations. They were all afraid of the backlash. They wanted these people for their cheap labor in orchards and vegetable fields, was essential to the economy they said. It was to hot to handle. We now have a President that is not afraid to act because he cares about your protection and our country, he gets nothing from the wall except the best way to keep illegals out of the country. It scares me to see 5,000 or 10,000 immigrants from all these countries coming here because they know we are soft. They know we won’t act. They want a better life at our expense President Trump is doing above all odds to keep us from becoming a third world country also. He endures a lot of pain for what he belives ie, redicule, disrespect to himself, the office and his family, being called an idiot, etc. trying to keep illegals out of our country. Quite frankly I would not take it, i’d tell the American people where to stick this job. After all he is not taking his pay for doing the job so why else does he put up with this abuse? I think it’s because the country has been good to him and he love America and he’s rying to give back. Leave him alone and let him do his job Years ago before Pelosi and Shumer you would not have heard one American say “Open the border and let them all in” but the modern day Dems are slowly converting a lot of Americans Dems are not afraid of illegals taking our few jobs, overcrowding our all ready overcrowded schools with too few teachers, taking our SS money that we worked hard and long to get and probably won’t before it runs out. Simply put we just don’t have the room or the resources to entertain all these illegal immigrants and still accept the legal ones as well. Tired of hearing of the killings, road accidents, scams, etc. by illegals. Yes it’s a lot of money that i’d rather not spend either but for so many years no one of our leaders have had a better idea and now we must act, no more waiting. If the ones at the border now do get in more and more will come to the “Promise Land” and I don’t want to live to see it.

          One last thing, the border patrol, as good a job as they do they are unable to stop illegals from coming in especially in mass numbers as you are starting to see and wwill only get worse. They need help and the wall will help very very much and then they should be able to control the situation. It’s a very high priority with this President and thank God we have a President that is willing to stand up for what he believes is good for our country dispite the name calling. And shame on all Americans for that.. We are such good people.

          • Buster (in more ways than one), people who are in this country illegally do NOT collect a single penny from Social Security but, if they’re employed in some job that withholds FICA (that’s Social Security and Medicare), they DO pay into the system.
            As for Trump, as soon as that moron quits hiring people here illegally (plenty at his hotels and his golf courses all over the country–including Mar-a-Lago), then he can start complaining about a wall.
            And, just for the record, Trump and the GOP were in COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY FOR TWO SOLID YEARS but–for some unknown reason–couldn’t manage to get that damned wall paid for. But you, like all the rest of the GOP/Trump sheeple, have fallen prey to a conman who likes to scare you with nonsense and a whole lot of FAKE crap and you idiots keep voting for the INEFFECTIVE idiots who now claim the wall is so important that it has to be built now (but, again, for TWO YEARS, it wasn’t that important).

        • YES I DID GET A CALL THEY SAID THAT THEY WAS CALLING FROM THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL AND TRYING TO GET MY NAME AND MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER BUT I. DIDN’T GIVE ANY INFORMATION TO THEM AT ALL I HUNG UP ON THEM

  3. I don’t answer my phone unless a name comes up that I know. A call with just a number …. I don’t answer. That’s safer for me.

    • lately I get calls that come in as people from my neighborhood- businesses and such, but when you answer it’s a telemarketer or something. You can’t rely on your phone id anymore .

  4. Just wondering why the model in the photo is white. Shouldn’t the government shoulder a bit more responsibility for inclusion? (I am white, by the way.)

    • Concur. Why is there a humanoid in the article anyway. The Director or Assistant, can’t write an article without a humanoid
      It’s a sad world.

      • Because Blacks represent only 13.5% of the population and yet are 500% over represented in ads and entertainment already. End of story, stupid.

      • There is a humanoid in the article to bring it familiarity. If your going to splay color why not gender too?
        Why can’t you just be thankful for the important notice so your gender and race isn’t compromised.

    • OH MY GOD. Why does EVERYTHING have to be about color. It doesn’t matter if it is BLACK, WHITE, RED or PURPLE. Stop with making everything about RACE. This is what gets things started and problems begin. YES, I AM ALSO WHITE! And who cares?

      • Because, the person who made the comment is a troll that wants to force race issues when it doesn’t matter.
        I’ll bet anything that “mousielove” is a Republican voter who backs Trump 1000% on everything and doesn’t really care the model’s white. In fact, “mousielove” would probably whine and complain if the model were of the “permanent tan” variety.

  5. I let it go to voicemail now because I can no longer trust even my family calling me! These are ugly hurtful calls! These people who do this have no integrity or respect even for themselves! For me it’s about trust and honesty!

  6. I been call numerous times threatening to come and arrest me if I do not resolve a issue I hang up most times it’s a 646 number.

  7. I made my social security application on 08/22/18, I want to know if I received it. I also want to know after my retirement date 12/31/18 when and how much will my social security contribution be.

  8. I
    I have lost count of how many of these calls I’ve received. I’ve known from the beginning they are scammers. They use the Washington DC area code. I’ve told them they are scammers and while they are still protesting I hang up. I hope they get arrested and stay in prison for a long, long time! I finally got a phone that I can now block calls. I’m 81 yo and have yet to fall for such stuff. Bottom line: Their schmooz appeals to people’s greed. Thank you for investigating this. I don’t believe they are located in the US. They are either in India or somewhere in Africa.

  9. Who would ever thought the computers in the wrong hands would be so damaging. The government can’t protect itself, how are they going to protect me. This is all coming from prophecy. Be ready to get your number, to buy and sell. People will steal you blind, and companies are equally guilty, and more so.

  10. Yes they called me the area code was
    405 they said someone used my SS number in Texas. They found 9 lb of coke. Told me my SS Card is being closed down at all banks within an hour. They wanted me to go to the Dollar Tree and get gift cards from my bank account and my charge card. They were very conveniency .

    • Someone I know got a similar call. They said his info was used to rent a car, which was found with a dead body in the trunk. They requested personal info which they claimed was needed to verify his innocence. He knew something was off and didn’t provide the requested data. It was still convincing enough, however, to leave him shaken and worried.

  11. I have received a number of calls threatening arrest, person speaks very quickly saying to press number on key pad to speak with representative, I listen do not speak and hang up.

  12. I love to hear that you take actions in matter like this that one make us understand that be part of this nice program from agency’s from a nice nation like this is ours responsibility to support any suspicious behavior Iam not really good whit my grammar but I hope you understand that little big I know and I would say thanks to the ones who really support programs for desabilities person like me and many ones a round this beautifull nation and is good to hear exelent news like this to communicate and protected a real nice programs like this thanks from your friend.

    Claudia L. Castro Chacon.

    • Yes, I try to have ‘fun’ with these criminals to ‘tick them off’. I let them do their ‘pitch’ to catch their accent Similar to saying “how’s your weather today in… India, Africa, Philippines, China, Mexico, Nicaragua, England? They hang-up.
      It is best to freeze all of your credit with your credit reporting companies getting a PIN to use it when credit report release is needed. I open mine for a one hour period and let the potential creditor know that little fact.

  13. We appreciate your security measures,however since someone used my spouses SS number for employment you have mad it impossible for her to get retirement benefits.No one will help or cares.They just continue to send new passwords.This process is flawed because that alone doesn’t work.This has gone on for months and prevented retirement.It is wrong.

    • The situation you stated is an FBI felony criminal matter. Contact your regional FBI office; also your sheriff’s fraud officer and state’s law enforcement. Have you made an in-person visit to your Social Security Office?
      Always go to the available law enforcement and the 3 credits reporting corporation; these enforcers are resources available to us, we Seniors are all targets. We must be proactive and follow-up with all resources; each one has too many cases of cyber criminal activity.
      Criminals find ways to break passwords and sell our information to the Dark Web; I personally know my information has been sold. First.I froze my credit reporting companies. Now, I use a PIN to open it, as needed for very brief window periods. Only when I need to provide a new account a release to a known. So much to our Golden Years; staying vigilance is a requirement.

  14. I have received several of these calls. They even threatened me that I would be arrest within an hour. I told them I would wait for the sheriff to come.
    I was hoping the calls would stop but they continue.
    Thanks for the warning!

  15. Just received one of these exact calls this morning. Thus us the 5 or 6 th call in the last 3 days I never answer I let them go straight to voicemail. This newest phone call generated from 7527428433.

  16. I received a call from a woman saying that my social security or my husband’s has been fraudulently attacked. the number I was to call back is 469-327-6813.

    • Hi Joanne, thank you for checking in with us. As the recent blog post indicates, 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.

  17. Yes i am strongle every day i received call every day scammer promesses me all is about there going to help me to get benefits from ssa disability $ 2,500 a month i am feeling that is a arrasement for a person who sick for more than decades no benefits and get promesses like that.i am strong than ever soon with my 65 years old.happy holidays everyone and happy new years.

  18. Today, at 8:51 am, I got a phone call (recorded message) from 253-220-7253 from a guy pretending to be employed by the Social Security Administration. The message concludes for me to call back immediately because there is an “Arrest Warrant” at a police station associated with my social security number. I called the number back at 8:57 am (today), fully aware it is a scam, but wanted to give them a hard way to go. First, the guy with the same voice from the recorded message answered. Second, he asked for my SS# and I declined. Third, instead of the “Police Department” with a warrant for my arrest it was (according to him) the Drug Enforcement Agency in Washington, DC. I told this man that he will NOT get my SS#, and I will contact the DEA myself and when I did (at 9:03 am) and told them about the call, they said it was a scam and don’t worry there is no arrest warrant for me (which I already knew). I am so sick and darn tired of scare tactics from people like this and want this to come to an end.

  19. Is terrible how someone can get access to your whole life Apple website that supposed to be secure not only my social security number but my health workers also I screenshot every message or every links from your website for my proof that I was going you guys official government website I wish these things can stop is ruining my son in my life and no one firm SSA. Offices believe me after several calls also walk in at Monroe office

  20. I recently received an email supposedly from SSA telling me I had a message from SSA and provided me a link to click to take me to SSA site. I did not click this link, but rather tried to go to the SSA site by typing in the domain name, Saturday Dec 8, 2018, 10:20 AM, and it said the site is not available right now. What’s going on?

    • Hi Charles, thank you for your question. The message could be about the COLA notice. Beneficiaries that are my Social Security users received a courtesy notification indicating a COLA Notice was delivered to their Message Center inbox. In the Message Center inbox, there is an item titled: “Your 2019 Social Security Cost of Living Increase.” When you open the message, there’s a hyperlink to retrieve the online notice. You will also receive a paper notice in the mail but in the future you will have a choice of online or paper notification.

  21. I do the same as you. If I don’t know who is calling me I don’t answer the phone!!!

  22. I received a call from someone supposedly representing Medicare and wanting to send me free braces for back or leg pain, etc. When I refused to give my current Medicare number to accept the free braces, I was told since someone else could benefit from the free braces, and I refused to give my Medicare Number or accept the braces, my Medicare benefit would be cancelled.

  23. COMMON SENSE SAYS IF THEY ARE CALLING YOU ABOUT ANYTHING WRONG WITH YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND HOW IT HAS BEEN USED< THAN THEIR SHOULD ALREADY HAVE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. HANG UP FAST

  24. Just received a phone call from “Social Security” on my cell phone, phone number that called showed up as 1118007321614, stating that my social security was fraudulent, that it would be stopped, etc. I hung up! Would be nice to be able to get something done about this stuff.

  25. I RECEIVED A CALL FROM A SERGEANT,WHO STATED HE WAS FROM THE S.S.O.THE TELEPHONE NUMBER HE USED WAS, 210-361-1417. I DID NOT ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. I CALLED THAT NUMBER AND THE MALE ANSWERED S.S.O.IS THAT NUMBER FICTITIOUS CALL. THANK YOU.RON

    • Hi Ron, thank you for checking in with us. Chances are this call was not from Social Security. Instead of calling the number they provide, if you ever have any 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).

      • Call your local SSA office? Hell no, they will not accept calls. What are you talking about? This was 2 months ago, before the shutdown. Stop telling people to call their local office.

  26. So, it’s not only your SSN you need to protect. Be on top of your name and make sure someone with the same name who lives in the same zip code as you doesn’t end up benefitting while you struggle to buy food for your child and you. (She never did have to pay for anything. The judge dismissed all credit company legal charges and said it was their mistake they got the wrong person, so they could absorb the $300k debt she owed. She still owns her house. I just started getting updates from Trulia that the house was worth more. Trulia mixed me up with her! But I have nothing left for them to take except my dog and a car that barely makes it to the doctor and back.)

  27. Got a call from 210-966-9321 they wanted my name and SSN, get bent buddy! Just so you have another number they are calling from.

  28. Today I was contacted by phone # 347-732-2738. A male with an accent informed me that he was Officer “insert name I didnt catch,” and inform me that his badge number was 742609310 and the case id was DC7010, warrent #537542 and that he needed to verify my info in order for the Sheriff’s department not to arrest me. I only verified my name and that I have never lived in Texas where he claimed someone had used my identity to traffic drugs. When I insisted that I speak to someone else he informed me he would transfer me to a “federal marshal.” He told me to stay on the line while he tried to contact/transfer. I smelled a rat, and hung up. He tried to call back at the same 347 number but i didnt answer. Then someone tried calling me from my hometown’s area code (734), when I answered a gentleman with a very deep voice (ny accent- where the 347 # is from) asked if I wanted him to arrest me. He stated he would literally come to my door in the next few minutes and arrest me if i didnt comply. I told him i didnt believe he was legitimate and was going to call the local police. He said, “Fine, you go ahead!”
    They also kept telling me to leave my house for the next hour or Id be arrested…..

  29. I just got a voice mail from. 682-224-7355. From officer sukie? Said that she was from the social security office. Call came from Fort Worth Texas but she said she was in New York. The voice mail said if I would kindly call as soon as possible to avoid legal Proceedings that would be nice. And on top of that it was a recording. My son called it back and boy did he have fun with the lady scammer on the other end. He said that he did not know where I was at and she said that I was there with her doing her house work and I needed to go to the hospital. So she put another lady on the phone and said it was me as I sat right next to him, and 40 minutes later she said that I had died because I had to go the hospital. And then she wanted to talk to my grandkids. It was quite funny but I did report it to the Social Security office.

  30. I had an appointment to go in and meet with a representative this is my first meeting for benefits. Someone called from the office today saying my appointment will now be over the phone due to shortage of personnel. They knew my scheduled time and date, And now scheduling to same day different time, and I’m no longer going in to see in person, they scheduled it for on the Phone, calling my home. . They gave me their name and phone number with extension, and noted I could call back that number to verify them since we were concerned will have their name with appropriate badge number. Is this norma?

    • Yes, Daniel. It is possible that we may have to change the appointment to a telephone interview.
      Just as a reminder – 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’re applying for benefits or 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 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.
      Please call the number back and proceed to identify the person that called you as an SSA representative. Thanks!

  31. Don’t just warn scam phone call recipients, but aggressively pursue the perpetrators. These scammers are repeatedly violating federal law. Am I to believe that the federal government does not have the tools to shut down these scam operations? I believe that the SSA has neither the prioritization, leadership nor will to end this embarrassment to our government. Maybe you should consider handing the policing of this problem to the IRS.

  32. Yesterday, Dec10 in the late afternoon, I received a call on my cell phone that my social security card was compromised. The female caller said to press #1. At that point I hung up because I figured it was a scam which I heard about was happening. I only wish that I would have written down the phone number before I hung up.

  33. THIS IS A POOR WAY TO INFORM THE PUBLIC. IT SHOULD BE A BOLD WARNING FLASHING ON THE HOME PAGE WITH A HYPERLINK DIRECTLY TO THIS PAGE. THE WAY IT IS POSTED ON THE SITE HAS MINIMAL EXPOSURE AND REQUIRES EFFORT TO FIND. THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE AND THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE OVERTLY INFORMED IN THE MOST OBVIOUS MANNER.

      • Great! It usually goes to voice mail. If they leave a message, then I’ll listen to the message then if I don’t recognize the number or it sounds suspicous, I just delete it!

      • AARP has warnings every month in their magazines and daily emails and daily on their website which has an entire separate area for scam information. If you’re a member and you don’t know that you have no room to criticize. This isn’t news it’s screamed out to us daily from every government agency you just aren’t paying attention. Your bank, credit card company, etc all tell you all the time too. Take a little responsibility for yourself maybe instead of blaming everyone else for not doing enough for you.

  34. These calls didn’t start until I applied for a replacement card, through the online service, as mine was destroyed. The calls started the next day! I suspect the SSA database had been compromised and we have all had our phone numbers lifted for these crooks to try and obtain our information through scare tactics. The caller ID shows the government agency and 800 number, as in the story above. When I answered, it was a computer generated voice wanting me to press 1 to speak to an agent. Nope! I went to the physical office and spoke to a person who verified it is a scam.

  35. I have received numerous threatning calls from Officer GARY COLE supposedly with the SSA regarding pending proceedings against my SSA number. These calls are annoying and I would like them to go away. His number on my caller ID and in his message is 425-626-1931. Thank you for any help possible.
    George L Perry
    602-881-5194

  36. someone called said they were the social security office and they would come out and arrest me if I didn’t call a number . which I did not call, Is that alright It was the second call I got, I will get the number If they call again. thank you

  37. Received two calls this day, 12/12/18, @ 8:19 & 10:28 am from Fostoria, OH, 1-419-701-4637, it was an electronic voice message. I have the voice message saved should you require it, but it basically stated that I was to return this call regarding my social security card,
    etc, before sending this (my) case to the state court house.

    • Collen, SS, IRS will not call you unless you have contacted them and you are waiting for an answer or call back from them. Best to get a name or confirmation of some kind that they can use so you will know who they are for sure.

  38. Received a phone call from “Social Security” department today saying that I have criminal activities against my SS number and I have to call 1-210-405-1207 in order to complete this problem. Is this number associated with SS? I am ignoring this at this time and waiting your reply. I do believe this is a scam and I wanted to check with you all first! Please help!. Thank you.

  39. I received two calls saying my account had a problem and I would be going to jail for fraud . I’m not collecting Soical Security yet and my wife has a claim in talking with a lawyer over a year. My names is James Traylor Sr. The calls came from two Texas phone number 1-956-633-2076 Santa Rosa TX and 903-213-5069 Caddo Mills TX

  40. I received such a call just moments ago. The number I was asked to call is (254)488-4837. I ignored the call and am now reporting it to you.

  41. I received an apparent scam telephone call today 12/13/18. My caller ID displayed “800-772-1213” the SSA main phone number. I didn’t pick up but listened to part of the message interrupted by my answering machine message. The robo-caller sounding message said I need to call the magistrate regarding legal action at 828-XXX-XXXX then closed the message by saying “good luck”.

  42. My husband received on his cell phone today two phone calls threatening legal action with a judgment on his SS immediately if he did not call a certain number back. We knew that it was a scam so hung up. Just wanted to report it as requested be done. Thank you.

  43. Received 2 calls today stating that I need to call the SS office because my social Sec. number has been associated with illegal activity! I assume this is fraud but double checking. The number they said to call was 937 889-1738
    I did not call the number but felt you should know if this is another scam

  44. reporting a Social Security call. two or more calls stating illegal activity tied with my number.

    call coming from: 870-581-6594.

  45. reporting calls fourteen months ago. two or more calls stating illegal activity tied with my number.

    October, 2017: calls coming from: 214-989-6372

  46. I have received multiple calls from the “social security administration” stating I have criminal activity linked to my ssn. I called back and they wanted me to verify my ssn and birth date. I told the guy he should have that info and I would only verify the last 4 of my ssn. When he told me no I told him I would confirm this isn’t a scam then i would call back. Obviously it is one after reading articles on here. He said he was located in San Antonio, TX and seemed to get nervous when. I told him I would verify it wasn’t a scam before calling back.

  47. Is to inform you that there is a legal enforcement action filed on your social security number for criminal activities. So when you get the message kindly call back at the earliest possible on our number that is 346-770-0001. I repeat 346-770-0001 before we begin with the legal proceedings. Thank you and have a nice day. This is the message I received today.

  48. I received a phone call today and last month stating that my social security number was in fraud state..also I would face charges…this number showed from Amarillo, Texas 806-553-8076.

    • Hi Kathy, 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.

  49. I got a phone call from Ssd at 9 am on the 17 of December about my benefits being suspended they asked for my social security number and I did got a another call saying my social security number is being used fraudulently I don’t know what to do to fix it with out your help so let please help

  50. I have received these calls myself from time to time. They usually leave a message on my voicemail along with a phone number. I never call them back. These people have also used the same scam by impersonating an IRS represenative. They leave a message on my voicemail claiming a warrent has been issued for my arrest. Again I do not call them back. All of us need to stand together and fight these scumbags who doing nothing more than trying to con us out of our hard earned money. We’ve worked too hard to get these benefits.

  51. On Nov 30, I applied for social security benefits. Yesterday, 12/18/2018, I received back-to-back telephone calls by one woman and one man who stated that I had applied for disability social security. I told both of them that I had NOT applied for disability social security. The first caller, the woman, hung up. I was able to ask the second caller, the man, “Alex,” how they had obtained my name and telephone number, and he replied that this information was obtained from a “marketing partner”. He said that he could not tell me who had provided that information because “company policy” does not allow revealing marketing partners. This is when I asked him whether his employer was a private company, and he said, yes, it was. I called both phone numbers back, and they are for “NATIONAL DISABILITY SERVICES”. 954-278-9071 and 954-597-5815. The question remains: how does a private company know my name and telephone number, and that I applied for social security?

    • Monika, thank you for using our blog to reach out. As a Federal agency, the Privacy Act of 1974 requires us to protect the information we collect from you. We respect your right to privacy and will protect it when you visit our website. We have always treated the privacy of our customers with utmost importance. Check out our Privacy Policy which explains our online information practices. Of course, our policy does not apply to third-party websites or other search engines that may be used prior to accessing Social Security’s site.

      All of our online applications use an identity verification process to protect the privacy of your identity and your Social Security information. Using our online services to file for benefits is safe and secure.

  52. I got 2 calls from 469-200-4335 within a few hours today. The location was near extended family so I thought maybe it was an emergency. NOPE (of course)! SSA…my account fraudulent…etc. I decided to ride out the phone call (after pressing 1). I skeptically asked the accented woman on the other end what company this was, response was a stern “Maam…this is the Social Security Administration.” Me (laughing): “In what country!?” Her (harshed whisper): “You better disconnect you m*** f*** b*** !” *hangs up*
    YIKES! LOL. Merry Christmas!

  53. I have received two call this week about being taken to legal action of fraud within my Social Security number.
    These calls have originated from Texas, supposedly. The person claims to be one Scott Meyers agent number DS-6798.
    The phone number being used is 972-591-8689.
    The man answering the phone has a Indian accent.

  54. I have just received a phone call from SSA my account might be compromised and to contact them. The number on my caller ID was 800 325-0778.

  55. My wife and I get those calls where they will arrest us within the hour if we don’t pay the fine. My wife tells them to stop at the house with a man sitting on the stoop. Take him in lieu of money.

  56. to whom it may concern: My Spouse and I have been trying for a couple of days now to log in our accounts with no success . I get as far as the Security Code and never recieve it via email , my Spouse is warned that she has tried to log in more than three times when we’ve tried it once . In fact the last time she was able to log in was a month ago. Something is not going right with your systems or they’ve been hacked .

  57. If the scammers have spoofed the SS number, how do I know I am actually speaking to an actual SS agent when is call the SS number (800-772-1213)? I need to call them with an inquiry. Is it that just the number comes up on my caller ID but if I call it I am actually reaching SS? Please let me know. Thank you. Happy Holidays!

  58. I get 4 or 5 calls aday they come from Washington State , Texas State. Stating I’m being sued by Social Security office and I’m not longer receiving my Social Security checks as of the 1st of January 2019. I haven’t received my check . So I guess it is not a scammer.

  59. This keeps happening and now no food stamps, and not even my disability come FL. State has decided to change my one payment through FL. Dept of children and families. Which is crorupt I. Kississme,FL. At Gatlin street. Also to many question able NGOs are given to much information by staffers only place it could be coming from. Investigate please. Mary L. Evans

  60. If the government would FORCE the phone companies to fix their callerid system, all of these scams would go away. Instead, our government continues to allow itself to be convinced that there is no technology that could fix this. Sure there is. There are numerous technologies, but especially block chain technologies that could fix this.

    So, what do you say, SSA? Isn’t it time to put an end, nationwide, to all the scams that are empowered by the broken caller id system? I think it is.

  61. WE HAVE BEEN RECEIVING CALLS FROM SSA ABOUT SOME LEGAL TROUBLES WITH OUR SSI, THEY GIVE A BADGE NUMBER OF THE INSPECTOR, THAN TELL YOU TO CALL THIS NUMBER ASAP. WE KNOW IT IS A SCAM, BUT WHY CAN’T ANYTHING BE DONE TO STOP THIS
    FROM CALLING???*** ONE CALL CAME FROM SPOKANE, WA., 5092288640, ON 1-2-2019. NEXT ONE
    FROM FARMINGTON, MI., 2485229946 ON 1-3-2019.
    THESE CALLS HAVE BEEN COMING FOR WEEK OR MORE, ALWAYS DIFFERENT NUMBERS???***
    1-3-2019.

  62. The reason why I am contacting you is, recently I got a phone call from a so called officer telling me that they detected a fraudulent event with my social security number. Unfortunally I did not get the required info in order to make a formal report. I will be getting in touch went I get reply from you.

  63. I just filed my second fraud report in the last week with the Office of the Inspector General. I received fraudulent/scam automated phone calls and voicemail messages on my cell phone. The first call I received was on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 4:42 p.m. Central Standard Time from the number 1-800-772-1222. Today, January 7, 2019 at 11:53 a.m. and 1:55 p.m. Central Standard Time I received the same automated message and voicemail from the actual Social Security Administration Customer Service 1-800 number (1-800-772-1213). The message states, “This call is 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.” Then the message repeats a second time. I’m pretty sure this a scam or fraud. I’ve never heard of a Social Security number being suspended.

  64. I received a call today at 4:50 pm advising me that my SS Number has been suspended. The Number was 1-800-325-0778. When I returned the call I was informed it was a TTY Number and I should call 1-800-772-1213. When I called that Number it was the SSI number to report fraud and a recorded voice asked for my SS#. I refused and hung up. What’s going on as these numbers appear to be legitimate. Now I’m afraid to even call Social Security Telephone Numbers. Do I have to go to our local SSI office or is this a scam???

  65. Scam call this morning… Call back Dale at 805-980-7306 to discuss ‘all the charges being brought against me’… was a computerized voice
    Who is following up on all of these and making some arrests???
    I know better, but alot of people don’t

  66. I received a call from 765 727-0826 at 11:06 PST this morning indicating that I would be arrested for multiple new banking accounts and sending of money overseas. My SSN would be blocked from any further use and I would shortly see officials at my home to arrest me.

    • Hi Robert, 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.

  67. Received a similar “artificial” sounding intelligence(?) voice saying my SS account showed fraudulent activity and to call back regarding possible enforcement against me. This time the number is 505-716-4842.

  68. got a call like this from a 325-484-4046 number when i told them i was reporting this to the police they hung up on me

  69. We received a Voicemaill from 1-800-772-1255. The caller stated that we are under investigation by the drug enforcement agency and the police department and wanted us to call 1-718 -514-7690, HQ of the SSA Department.

  70. Just received 2 calls within the last 30 minutes regarding Legal Action concerning my SSA. Two different numbers, Recorded message suggesting I return the call. Then numbers I received the call from and what the messages told me to call back were the same.
    The numbers were: 413-624-6448 and 219-224-2407.

  71. Thank you for this helpful information. I am being harassed by these calls the last 24 hours, 5 to date and all different phone numbers. When I Googled the number it came up as Stockton Social Security, but when I tried just Stockton SS a different number came up. Totally useless trying to report this on the phone number you gave, the automated voice tells you to call the same number again to report!! They only want on line reports and a lot of worried seniors don’t have computers. Are the SS serious about resolving this, very simple to find the offenders and sue them big bucks.

  72. just received a call claiming to be social security and said legal action will be take for fraud..i liv in anchorage alaska.recorded message left.

  73. I RECEIVED A CALL FROM 2028712460 REGARDING HAVING MY SS ANNUITY GARNISHED. I CALLED THE NUMBER BACK AND IMMEDIATELY COULD TELL THAT IT WAS FRAUDULENT BASED ON THE BACKGROUND NOISE AND THE FOREIGN ACCENT OF THE OPERATOR. REPORTING THIS THRU THE SS ADMINISTRATION IS VERY CUMBERSOME,, SO PUBIC PLEASE BEWARE.

  74. “Used to suspend your Social Security number of an immediate basis as we have received suspicious trails of information in your name the moment you receive this message I need you to get back to me on my department division number that is 240-900-0992 I repeat 240900099 to verify the last four digits of your Social Security number when you call to better assist you with this issue if I don’t hear a call from you we will have to issue an arrest warrant under your name and get you arrested so get back to me as soon as possible thank you…” ( This is the message left on my phone)

  75. January 31st, 2019

    This morning I got a message on my answering machine from those scammers. A female voice said that my SSN was in risk , that I was going to get arrested and that I must call the headquarters of the Social Security Administration as soon as I finished listening to the recorded message to this phone number : 817-7749001. So please beware .

  76. I received a robocall on January 31st stating that my SS# had been suspended. The callback was 425-939-2258. I did not call them nor should anyone else except the people tracking them down. They should be put into jail along with whatever fines are on the books.

  77. Received an email from SS stating my SSN was compromised and was told to call 800-772-1356. They verified my home address and once I heard the Asian accent I said this a scam and they hung up.

  78. Received a scam call from an office claiming to be as said to call back this no
    977-994-6658 .. said call before legal proceedings are initiated.. said this was the fraud dept of social security

  79. I believe I just got a call from one of these scammers.. it was a local 585 number but today is Saturday and yo my knowledge these places aren’t open on Saturdays. It was for a initial interview.. do they do interviews over the phone on saturdays

  80. just got 2nd call today with invalid number. I lied to them after I told them to quit calling I told them she was no longer alive. she is alive and well but I am getting tired of these calls. the number called from is 452-036-9750.

  81. somebody calls me and left a message from social security office that my social security number was cancel due to fraud

  82. I have been receiving call from 1-800-451-7133 in last few weeks. They call, but leave message. I try not to pick up the calls, where I am not familiar with the number. Today, I picked up and it said my social security has been suspended as there were some suspicious activities and I should press 1 to resolve the matter. I hung up and tried to call your office (SSA official phone number), which I couldn’t connect – long wait, still not connected. I saw this blog and disconnected the phone.

    This is concerning as I have had identity theft 10 yrs back and I always worry if I get any calls about any fraudulent activities on my accounts. I hope this would be taken care of and scammers are not able to make people victim so easily. Thanks.

  83. February 19, 2019 Tuesday
    Have been receiving the same message from different sources. All state need to call so legal proceedings will not occur: This is a scam… am not answering and am ignoring.

    Felt you would want the numbers. Same person…same message. different cities.

    Hydes Maryland 410 983-6033
    Coral Springs Fl 754 702-1044
    Phoenix Arizona 600 513-7185 twice
    Seattle Washington 206 316-2516 twice

  84. I believe that I received a fraudulent call from a phone number in Texas ({8304889564) impersonating a SS Officer. He had an Indian accent and stated that there was problem with my SS number – there was fraudulant activity . When I asked him why his phone number was coming from Texas and not from the state I live in, he hung up quickly.

    • Hi Teresa. Thanks for the information. 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 Gary: 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.

  85. This is a voice mail left on my cell phone.
    Just to inform you that there is a legal enforcement action has been filed on your social security number for fraudulent activity. So when you get this message speak to our office or or kindly call us back on our hotline number 951-842-5490. I repeat that is 951-842-5490 disregard this notice and return the call before we begin with the legal proceedings against you. Thank you.. Click here: 13608424027 to listen to full voice message.

    • 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.

  86. I just received a call from someone who claimed they was the Social Security Office and they wanted me to give them my SSN, but don’t worry I did not give it to them because I knew it was a scam. What are you guys doing about these people?

    • Hi Christina: Thanks for reaching out. We are warning citizens that 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.

  87. I received several calls from the Newberry area and Yermo area. Today I answered and I said I am not disabled, then they hang up. These are poor areas of California in the Boonies and these fraudsters want your social security number to do FRAUD. Nothing good I assume. Numbers displaying 760-254-0445,760-387-1484,760-309-3764,and today 760-257-2902.

    • Hi Susana: 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.

  88. I was called by 6104658517 with a threatening message sent by an officer. She said i needed to call this.# because of suspicious occurrences with my ss #. I know iy is a hoax. Wanted to send a.report. thank you

    • Hi, Donna. 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!

  89. One of the easiest ways to know if you’re getting a scam phone call is to listen for the area code when they give the phone number you’re supposed to call. If it’s anything other than a toll-free area code (800, 888, 855, 866, etc), or something outside your immediate local area codes, then it’s most likely a scam. And if they’ve called you and you did NOT initiate contact with them (and this pretty much applies to most other phone scams–like your Microsoft “computer” will be shut down in an hour), then it’s definitely a scam. SSA is not going to make you call a long-distance number (if you’re still on a landline) to contact SSA; in most cases, even trying to contact your local SSA office winds up with a toll-free number rather than an actual local number.

  90. The Fraudulent Phone Callers leave their phone number for you to call back. Why can’t the SSA find the person who has these numbers and close them down – I could not find where to write my report. The only thing I can do is block their numbers but they still keep come at least 3 a day. Baltimore, MD 443-982-8995 Millersville, MD 410-697-5949

    • Hi, Shirley. 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.

  91. i recied a call from someone reporting i was being investigated for fraud. the call came from 215 234 1056 but i missed the call back number. it was an automated call. will the social security office ever call me for a matter like this?

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Alan. 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.

  92. I received a call from (512) 564-8525. Stating I have court action against me. I want to make sure my SSN has not been hacked or something. My records were part of the service members that were stolen a while back and then again a few years ago through DHS.

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Darrin. 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.

  93. I got a telephone call from this number (218) 210-2631 the people on the other side asked for my social security. When I called the number back the peopl answered: “ SocialSecurity”

    • Hi, Sonia. 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.

  94. Calls are still being made because I received a call today. Stating that my payments is being discontinued and being taken to court. The caller didn’t ask me any questions about my personal info but told me to press 1. I know I shouldn’t have pressed it but when calls are being made like that I know for me I get scared because that is my only source of income. I can no longer work and I’m very sick. When I pressed the 1 button nothing happened so I hung up. I was told by other people saying that social security would never contact you by phone only by mail. I’m asking if anyone knows if that is true.

    • Hi, Gary. 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.

  95. I also received one of these phone calls. I did talk with them for a short time so I could listen to not just listen to what he said but also listen to how he said it. I told him I’m not comfortable giving out my ssn and I wont give it to him. He didn’t like it. I checked the phone number and looked up the location information of the number. The number was 1-800-858-9194 which was in Liupanshui City, China in the Guizhou Province not far North of Vietnam. This was 2/2/2019 at 2:20pm. I then called the BBB and gave them the information.

  96. i JUST recieved via phone call, a message stating that an arrest action was taking place for fraudulent activity with my SS #. I did not listen, but just hung up.

  97. Just received a phone of legal action against my social security number for fraudulent activity. I called the number back and sounded like a call center, I ask for an employee ID number cause and she told me to(her words) ‘Fuck Off’ and then hung up on me. The number is 430-231-4001 and from Cumby, TX. I am from San Antonio, TX. I called back and informed them I would be contacting local authorities and reporting them.

    • Hi, Manuel. 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.

  98. Dear Sir, I got two phone calls stating that my social security card is being used for criminal purpose and it will be suspended if I don’t call 315 200 4999 immediately to address it .And they want the last four digit of my SS number so I hung up . Please advise me .Thanks.

    • Hi, Cherrie. 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.

  99. Received call on my cell phone from 956-948-4249, robo call . Saying my ss number has been compromised and is being investigated for fraudulent activity or may be involved in ,. Started saying number. Just hung up.

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Kathi. 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.

  100. This is 2nd time have gotten calls from ‘Linda’ an automated call. I am sure it will be same threats, my social security number is being used for criminal acts.
    All fraud. Contacted life alerts to see just is case something they missed. They assured me I had not been compromised.

  101. Received calls on my cell phone from 234-358-9751 and 234-353-8715 both robocalls saying my SS number has been compromised. Called back one of the numbers and I got a Verizon message that number I had dialed was unavailable.

    • Hi, Mari. 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.

  102. I received a phone cal from Social Security to call back about criminal activity on my number. Would you please give me a phone number to call to find out if this is correct or a scam.
    Jean Dohnal

    • Hi, Jean. 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.

  103. I received an automated call from
    866-404-5589 claiming my SSA number has been suspended because of suspicious activity. I think it is a scam so have not responded. They actually left a voicemail message, again automated. I’ve blocked the number.

  104. I have been receiving calls claiming to be from SSA stating that there has been illegal action on my SS# and that I need to call back the number given. (657-222-0695). To date I have not responded, however it is getting very annoying. If I am receiving a number of calls there must be many more out there who are too. Many do not know that they should not answer this type of calls.

  105. This number called me. It’s probably one of thousands but thought I’d leave it here for another to be wary. ‭(706) 685-1126‬

  106. 3/6/2019
    Today I received two extremely threatening phone calls with recorded messages from callers saying they were representatives of the Social Security Administration. They said my Social Security card was being revoked and I was going to be arrested for some unspecified illegal activity unless I immediately returned their phone call. I did not call them back because it was obviously a scam and I knew the Social Security Administration would never communicate in that manner. The numbers they called from saved on my caller ID:
    949-203-9858 (California)
    631-768-3127 (New York)

  107. It would be good to have a way to verify if a caller is a legitimate SSA employee. I received a call but how do I know who he is??? I was expecting someone to call me but my phone indicated “Scam Likely”.

    I waited 40 minutes to talk to a person who could not help me but did identify the phone number and person’s name as legitimate.

  108. Had a telephone from a person saying that they where from Social Security that my was being suspend due fraud on my account pressed number 1 on phone the person started to say the same and had three questions to ask I said what is your name as I will call the local police dept he jabber in some language and hung up. The number they called from was !-800-747-7832 tried to call them back just got a engaged tone

    • 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.

  109. Been receiving numerous daily fraudulant calls. From 4 different phone numbers. 844-936-4243, 800-269-0271, 800-772-1213, 833-202-4566. Quite annoying.

    • Hi, Susan. Thanks for letting me 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.

  110. I am receiving calls (many) from SSA impersonators saying I have fraudulent activity on account and they are starting legal proceedings. The # is 1-505-695-1626. How do I stop these?

    • Hi Claudia: 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.

  111. Thank you for spelling out exactly what to do when these scammers call. Hang up!!! Really concerned? Call the SSA directly at number listed on SSA site. Losers like these never will come out in the open, it would expose them to capture. The only power they have is your susceptibility to their fear mongering. PS. If they pretend to be a relative in distress, directly contact the relative that they claim to be.

  112. Been getting calls from a 940-784-3950
    Stating based on my social security number warrant been issued for my arrest and I need to contact them urgently
    I have done nothing wrong so I know this is a fraudulent scam call
    Check the number out maybe this could help you find these people

  113. I got an automated message stating my account was marked for frAud and an arrest warrent had been issued against me the number was 855-334-5448.

  114. I just received on today from a lady by the name of Diane Hill in Maryland with a phone number of 410-541-9290. I believe that this is another social security scam as well I told my grandmother not to answer the phone and let it go to answering machine and it was saying about the social security being compromised and a federal magistrate and if we did not call this number that she wished us luck.

  115. I received a call from 1-833-887-7423 saying a federal warrant with my social security number has been issued for me in regards to fraudulent activity. And I need to call the social security deputy office. I’m not understanding this because I’m a disabled senior. Is this a scam, I have not spoken with anyone, this was a message left on my phone, I called the number back it tells you to leave a message. Please help to let me know if this is a scam.

  116. Someone keeps calls me about my social security number and they say I have a warrant for money launderinabd drug trafficking and that I have over eight banks accounts and it is not true.i don’t don’t who this people are but I’m not answering no more of this calls……

  117. I received a call from 409-241-8096 a few minutes ago. I spoke with two people with heavy accents. It was claimed that my name and SS# was used to rent a car, the car was abandoned in Texas, cocaine was found in the car along with paperwork in my name. I was being prosecuted by the attorney general for drug trafficking, money laundering and other crimes and my social security was suspended by Federal authorities. I became suspicious but I did provide my SS# before the threats became more intense. they claimed to be helping me but I began to realize it was a scam.

  118. I have received 4 #calls from a 1-866 number , stating that my S.S.I # has been terminated from the system due to fraudulent activity,if I choose to reactivate my account to please press 1 or to call them right back. I tried calling the number back and a recording tells me that the number is not reachable…

  119. Have received calls from a 1-800-290-2203 for 1st time today with this threatening message…six times today! I just delete. Any way to stop this?

    • Hi Anya. 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.

  120. Just today 03/16/2019 I rec’ a phone call stating all of the above threats. I didn’t know anything about this so I was so frightened,shaking and crying. I feared someone had done something to cause an error to make this happen or someone had stolen my identity? Per the area code the call was made from a landline in Texas. My hope is that this reply helps even one person not go through the fear and anxiety I am. It’s terrible to let them, the bad people who intend harm to other people, to win. So let’s not let them win. You guys, the important top people, can you help us more and make this information more available so we don’t become their victims.??

    • Hi Kathy, 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.

  121. Yesterday I received two phone calls from the number 1-800-722-4855. As I did not recognize the number I did not answer either call. In both cases a voicemail was left claiming to be from the Social Security Administration and because of “suspicious” activity my SSN had been suspended and I should press 1 for further details. Of course I didn’t. After the first call I attempted to call the OIG but because I live in the Pacific Time Zone the OIG was already closed. I then contacted an area SSA representative who told me this is a scam that has hit the area and was being investigated. He further stated that as long as I did not give any personal information, I was fine. After the second call I contacted him again and gave him the number calling me in case it would help investigators. He said he would pass it on. He also advised me that the SSA would not contact me by phone, but rather by US mail.

  122. Just received a phone call from Lexington, TX (979) 773-8076 on this same potential arrest or other legal action scam and to call back to same number for more information. Hopefully this phone number can be used to find the scammers.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Blayne. 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.

  123. I got a missed call and a voicemail from my cell phone, Friday, March 15, 2019 1:00pm. I was at the Supermarket for a food shopping to my patient. When I get back to his apartment I opened my phone and listen the voicemail; This phone call is from the Department of Social Security Administration. We just suspend your Social Security Number because we found some suspicious activity. So if you want to know about this case just press 1. thank you.
    Then at around 5:00 pm they call me back again…using the numbers: 1-800-623-1000 so I picked up my phone I answered it. I thought from the SSA. One lady talk to me and she asked my informations about my names, age, address and SSN. I gave it to her because she’s threatening me. And she passed the phone to a one guy, using different numbers again; 1-813— —-. I asked his names and he said that….He is Matthew Wallace. He spoke to me and he said Listen carefully: Somebody using your SSN and they deposited in your bank account. We found out that you are involved from the Money Laundering, Drugs Trafficking, etc. So if you want to solve this CASE just be co-operate. And I said WHAT? And he said “Don’t tell to anybody. Where are you right now, he asked me. I said I am at the Bank. And he said Go out from the bank because your phone is chaffy. And I said to him….This is SPAM. I hang up my phone. And one lady called me again, using the phone # 212……She said, She is from the FBI here in NYC. Why you don’t want to cooperate with Matthew Wallace. And why I said? I have no illegal transactions to any one. Lady: Do you want to solve this case or we will arrest you? Do you want to go in JAIL? Even your family we will arrest them too. Of course I was nervous though. And then she pass the phone to Mathew Wallace again. He told me again if you want to solve this case…..just cooperate with me. Withdraw all your MONEY from your account. Because your is a Private Bank. And I said: WHAT??? This is SPAM and I hang up the phone. But they keep calling me and I got 27 calls and voicemails while I am walking to the subway. So my CONCERNS is about my SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. The first lady I talked to she knows about my information. They will get my Money from my account and my benefits from the SSN once I will get a retirement in the near future? So how could you help me and protect me about these? Thank You!

  124. I just got the call from 423-381-0980 They answer as “Officer XX with the SSA”…They went on to tell me my SS# has been involved in several felonies and what do I want to do. I told him he is the officer, he should arrest them since they know it’s fraudulent. I said it sounded like a scam, they then said I was going to be arrested and agents will be coming to my house. And then said “and now what do you think…” I said it sounded like a scam and they hung up on me….

    • Hi, Mary. 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.

  125. I received a scam call today at 12:44 pm telling me that my SSI would be cancelled please help no one is taking this serious. Here in Ohio the number that called me was 1-866-613-2861. I just received my SSI and do not want anybody calling thinking it’s funny. And I do not want it to stop. This is why I am writing this message. Please, find; people like this and put them out of business bothering the people like me who depends on their incomes that they have worked for.

    Marian C. Perry
    (937) 789-4287

    • Hi, Marian. 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, Khalid. 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.

  126. We have been receiving calls from I-855-782-8874 saying that they are from Social Security and need to speak to us as soon as possible. Is this a SS number or a scam number?

  127. I received a phone call recorded that said it was a ss officer stating that there was suspicious activity on my account. they ased me to hold and then did not me to hold and then did not stay on the line. should I be concerned/

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Donna. 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.

  128. I received a robo call today, March 22, 2019 at 12:56pm, eastern time from, (469) 856-8865, from Midlothian, Texas. The robo caller claimed to be from the SSA and requested I call the number due to fraudulent activity use of my SS number before they file legal action. I immediately looked up if there was a scam similar to the call I received and never called the number back. I then came across this article and figured I’d notify you along with the number the scammers called from in hopes this can be of some help to both you and many others!

  129. Hi, I answered my mom’s cell phone and she received two calls from (866) 404-2327, both of which claimed to be from the SSA. They requested she press the number “1” to speak to a representative relative to fraudulent use of her SS number. Apparently, there is an abundance of scams! Hopefully, this additional number adds to the list of those already specified.

  130. I recieved a call and have a voicemail from someone saying they’re from SSA threating jail time. The message says to press 1 to connect me to an agent. I have the voicemail if someone from SSA would like to hear it.

    • Hi Alex. Thank you for checking in with us. 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. You can report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at oig.ssa.gov/report.

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

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

  132. Today 4/01/19 received 2 calls from 207-952-6055 (Maine area code) claiming to be SS threatening “to suspend my benefits” if I did not call back. One call was at 11:39a and the other 2:30pm the same day. I tried to report these calls but you make it extremely difficult to do so. I can’t imagine an elder trying to report these types of calls. I called and tried to report it at the website but I kept getting different website addresses or phone numbers. How can you track the fraudulent calls to senior citizens if the reports can’t be filed?

  133. Thank you! I received a call from 323 530 1567 threatening with a warrant of arrest and incarceration. The first thing I did after hanging up on the recorded message was go to SS web site. Thank you again!

  134. I received a call from this# stating it was Social security(1-210-899-8201. An operator began to tell me I am about to lose my SSI benefits. I could hear the (boiler room) of a tremendous amount of talking and phones ringing.I immediately confronted he with these facts she hung up while i was talking and they hung up again when i salled back. I dont give up easy i called back and they blocked my number

  135. I received a call with an automated voice saying, “308205 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 _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ and before you get arrested if you need any information or have any question kindly call us back at 646-630-8205 thank you…”. Thank you.

  136. We received a call a couple days ago something about our SS #’s and said to call SS about this. I’m thinking and hoping it’s a fraudulent call. I can’t seem to get through to any numbers I’ve tried calling just a recorded menu or an hour wait. Thank-you for any info. on this.

  137. We were scammed on both our landlines–2 different numbers used by scammers–888-748-2018 was 888-253-5629. The robo call said they were bringing legal action against our SS account–and to press 1 to speak to someone. Disgraceful!

  138. receiver call from 281-299-0232 Alvon Texas saying there was a fraud report on my card and wanted me to call the above numbet

  139. I got a call this morning from a San Diego number 619-245-4623, robocall stating it was SS calling about fraudulent activity with my SS# and that I needed to call that number back. If it’s legit (doubt it) I’ll wait for a letter to come in the mail and then visit my local office

    • Hi, Bruce. 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.

  140. Phone number 888-810-0342 is constantly calling my cell phone to tell me my social security number is suspended I have no tried to call or answer this number please let me know what is going on
    Thanks

  141. At around noon on April 29 a message was left on my home phone saying exactly what you have stated. Except the mans voice said to call my case investigator or there would be a warrant for my arrest. I was told to call this number, 410-514-9303 and the caller ID number is the 1-800- 269-0271.

  142. I have received several recorded calls that say Social Security has been contacted by the Federal Crime and Investigation Department to suspend my social security number. they say I should call 620-213-8143.

    I haven’t made any calls. Is there any validity to these calls or just an attempt to get information from me.

  143. I just received a threatening phone call from a phone number in Manitoba, Canada: 204-033-5560. They told me that my social security number was suspended. And I filed them in my phone directory in the category “gangster”.

  144. I received an answering machine message saying, ‘my social security number is involved in criminal activity.’ ‘I was told to call : 210-361-5883, before criminal proceedings begin.’ This is a scam and I will NOT call the number. Please check into this scam.

  145. My boyfriend received a automated viocemail stating that he needed to call them back asap. That someone has been using his SSI number to open several bank account across the country and that that said person was arrested with pound of cocaine in there person. And that if he didn’t give them information that the sheriff’s office will come out and are set him. He doesn’t even have a bank account anywhere. This is crazy

    • Hi, Candice. 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.

  146. “_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ you from the legal department of social security _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ being number is as a saint 9165 purpose of this call is regarding enforcement action which has been executed by the US treasury right against your name ignoring this would be an intentional attempt to avoid and I _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ is before the magistrate judge or exam jury for a federal criminal offense so before this matter goes to bed I will claims court house or you got arrested kindly call us back on our number 810-277-3715 I repeat it’s 810-277-3715…”

    • Hi Thomas. 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.

  147. phone number 1-800-715-8513 says that they are Social Security Deputy Officers and I am going to jail. I told them COME GET ME!!!!! they have changed the number 3 times each has same recorded message that says your SSI account is lock due to fraudulent activity call 1-800-715-8513 to speak to the agent in charge of your case before you are arrested, do not disregard this call

    • Hi Chuck. 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.

  148. I received a computer voice tell me that we need to hear from you there has been fraud and to avoid further legal action to call them back scam or not? My cell showed ID as Social Security Scam but still its unnerving..

    • Hi Valerie. 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.

  149. For fraudulent calls this goes to whom it may concern to handle these calls. I turned in one on Monday6May2019 getting a call at 10:56am from 979.316.4452 regarding actions to my SS# of fraudulent charges against me; however, I took these numbers of 866.593.1341 but not sure if I heard it correctly. Then, checking my messages I saw that I had on my voice mail yesterday Wed8May2019 I got another call from them at same 979 No. and basically said the same thing but to call them back at this no. of 979.316.4452, this call was 2 hours after the first one on Monday6May2019. I might not have suppose to do what I did next, but I called this number back but no one answered even though the line was running minutes on my phone, I didn’t say anything & finally I heard it hang up. No one said anything on the other line. Therefore, I am reporting this again to you whom takes care of this matter. This happened to me several times last year and now its doing it again. I will keep records of this until it stops or until I hear from the SS# office by mail or by the number I have on my contact list. Thank you for your information when I called your number and will be recording to you what I hear from them again of this number or any number I don’t recognize of this same matter. “Fraudelent Actions on my SS#”.

    • Hi Vickie. 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.

  150. I received a phone message stating social security administration would order a warrant for my address if i didn’t call the number back. I am assuming this is a hoax.

    • Hi, Sandie. 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. Thanks!

  151. I just go one of these calls, and tried to do the correct thing by reporting it, but it was so involved and complicated, I gave up.

  152. I just received one of these callS….the Caller ID was diffeent and they threatened me with arrest if I did not talk to one of their officers….I hung up BUT I called #69 and got the real phone number they were calling from and it 207-464-3512. I reported it to one phone company…but SSA needs to be aware of this…IT IS SCARY !!!!

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Deb. 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.

  153. I have received several calls in the last 2 weeks from different numbers but the same recording. They say they are coming to arrest me and my number is being suspended. The recording got saved in my voicemail. But I spoke to an “officer” today by pressing 1 and he said I was scamming with my social security number. I asked him who he was looking but he would not say.
    So I finally told him, “I worked for the SSA.” Key word being “worked”. He became very angry and started yelling, “scammer scammer” and hung up. The call was irritating yet a bit hilarious. I texted the number he called from and advised them that they and the recorded voicemail were being reported to local and federal authorities as well as the Social Security Administration.

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

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