Inspector General Warns Public About Caller ID “Spoofing” of Social Security Fraud Hotline Phone Number

The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning citizens about a caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Fraud Hotline phone number. The OIG has received recent reports of phone calls displaying the Fraud Hotline number on a caller-ID screen. This is a scam; OIG employees do not place outgoing calls from the Fraud Hotline 800 number. Citizens should not engage with these calls or provide personal information.

SSA and OIG employees do contact citizens by telephone for official purposes, and they may request the citizen confirm personal information over the phone. However, the calls do not appear on caller ID as the Fraud Hotline number of (800) 269-0271. Also, SSA and OIG employees will never threaten you for information or promise any type of official action in exchange for personal information or payment.  In those cases, the call is fraudulent, and you should just hang up.

If you receive a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA or OIG, you should report that information to the OIG online at https://oig.ssa.gov/report or by calling (800) 269-0271, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams:  https://identitytheft.gov/ssa

See the full advisory at the OIG website.

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412 thoughts on “Inspector General Warns Public About Caller ID “Spoofing” of Social Security Fraud Hotline Phone Number

  1. My name is Lori Ann I am on mental disability and in the month of October someone took all of my money off of my social security card when the Social Security Administration sent me a form to fill out I didn’t understand it because they were asking me what happened but the problem was I didn’t know what happened so when I gave them my guess they denied my request to get my money back because they said that it didn’t add up the stories will of course they didn’t because I don’t know what happened and no one would help me figure out what did happen unafraid to create a my Social Security account every time I call the Social Security office people treat me a certain way because I’m on mental disability with a cognitive learning disability and I do have a hard time understanding things so when it comes to fraud and things like that I do understand because it happened to me but I got no understanding from the Social Security Administration it made me feel like I was a liar and like I was trying to get free money I’ve never felt more embarrassed integrated is shamed in my life thank you for the opportunity to leave this email I just wanted to let someone know that we people that are on mental disability we need people who care really bad and there’s not enough of them

    • If you have a trusted friend or relative, consider having them file to be your representative payee. That should put your concerns to rest.

    • OMGosh, I have felt that way too on my most recent interactions with SSA. When you wait over TWO hours to actually talk to a HUMAN they act degrading. I feel for you. If you can or have the means, go to your local SSA office or call to schedule an appointment. Best of luck.

      To the SSA: no one wants to EVER WASTE two hours of their life waiting to talk to your disrespectful employers. Maybe they should receive some type of reprimand or be fired. I mean, you do record the call, right?

      • Let me address this. Voters have been convinced government is too big and that has been reflected directly in the budget. Somehow, many in the public believe less government is for someone else, and it won’t happen to me. SSA’s budget has been cut over 11% from 2011 to 2017, as the need for SSA continues to grow. Offices have been closed, many offices are operating with less than 50% of the staff they had 25 years ago. Overtime is cut. All workers have spent a lifetime paying for this program which costs only 1.5% of less of the entire cost of the program. No CEO’s, no investor class, no corporate jets or golden parachutes. Yet Congress responds to donors who want to reduce their taxes by cutting government and making the public less dependent on programs donors oppose. If you vote for that, then one would hope you would not complain. However, democracy requires citizens to be informed and pay attention to what their elected reps do. If you are not paying attention to your government, this is the price you will continue to pay.

        • I cannot believe what I have just read. You know nothing about every individual that has complained about the insensitive or poor service they have received. Retirees have worked all their lives and paid into this program. They are fully deserving of these small paychecks they receive monthly in order to survive. This is their money that the government has earned interest on for 20 to 35 years. Each and every caller should be treated with respect. That is called Customer Service. We should not have to wait 30 min, much less 2 hours to speak to someone. Government workers are paid quite well, and they should be expected by their managers to handle their jobs.

          • You get what you vote for, and the ones you vote for make smaller government, cut employees and you get slow service. Wise up.

          • I understand both arguments or statements….we have to get those people out of office that are not willing to help change what needs changing and create new laws and processes that need creating and implementing. I’m tired of us electing people into office with all these promises and then they don’t deliver….let’s make them put up or shut up and get out…stop voting for them again if they don’t come through with majority of their campaign prmises… that will show the future political party’s that we the American PEOPLE MEAN BUSINESS

          • Offices have cut staff in half because of budget cuts, yet the workloads have continued to increase. Employees are retiring or seeking other employment and those positions are not being replaced. You should write your congressman. The reason you have to wait in long lines is a shortage of employees.

          • I do agree. Im in this situation not for myself but my domestic partner who has suffered a stroke and struggles with cognitive ability. Its been since June 2019 and he still is waiting for help. I may not have a job to go back too because I cant leave him alone.

      • Niki, I agree with you 100%, 2 hr wait and the SSA was so rude and short with me, I explained that as an elderly person I needed help as the web site did not offer the answers I needed. She actually said “I don’t know’ to most of my questions. Where do they get these people?!

    • I found it disturbing that the public affairs specialist(Ann Clifton)
      replied to certain people, like someone wanting to know how to apply from overseas or another about fraud calls but had no helpful information from the post of Lori Forester on April 2, 2019 at 1:34 pm. Did I miss something? This lady needed input from the higher powers of S S .

  2. Hi,can I register on line from overseas?if not possible can I do my registration at us consulate or embassy?thanks

    • Hi, Mohiedin. We are sorry for the inconvenience. At this time you must have a U. S. mailing address to create or to access your online account. The “my Social Security” authentication system requires address verification as one of the essential criteria for issuing an account. People with APO/FPO/DPO addresses can create an account overseas, but our system does not support registration and account creation for users with a foreign address yet. Please contact your local Federal Benefits Unit for assistance. Also our Office of Earnings & International Operations web page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad. We hope this helps.

  3. I am exhausted from cyberstalkers since 2014 and I am a Federal survivor of law offices stalkers and hackers . I am a semi retired california Paralegal certified under business and professional code 6450-6456. Federal Bar Association training third party relative.

  4. I have received multiple threats doing this. They are leaving messages for callbacks too. Some are e very y mean and aggressive. 71 yo

    • Hi, Linda. We are sorry to hear that. 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.

      • I’m receiving automated voice messages saying they are from the SSA Fraud department and that I need to call and straighten this out immediately or lose my Social Security Number rights. How do I know it is not a scam? I’m also getting automated calls from the IRS from the Crime and Fraud department about discrepancies. That has a (315) Area Code. What is a person supposed to do?

  5. I get about fifty to seventy five of those calls everyday they have everything to the T about me. SSA and all. They want me to get knee and back braces plus other things. I called Medicare about this and they said it was true they are allowed to call and I told them to take my name and phone number off their list and Medicare said it would take a month . Well it has been three month and I am still getting the calls. Short of ripping my phone lines out of the wall what else can I do?

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

      • I sent a letter to the AG’s office informing them of the scam robo calls I have received. They replied saying they appreciate the info I gave them and to report it to the SSA. The address they gave me for the particular SSA office was Wood Lawn MD and no Zip. I cannot find an address for SSA in that city online. I would hate for the letter to be floating out in cyber land somewhere. I listed the numbers and the date/time of the calls. Any idea where this info should be sent other than Wood Lawn MD?
        Thanks.

  6. Thanks for the alerts. These alerts should also be on local news channels for the population that does not have access to computers or the elderly that do not know how to use a computer. They are the most vulnerable.

  7. I can understand the frustration of a mentally disabled person – my daughter regularly gets in trouble with her SS benefits – forms are sent which she cannot understand or understand their importance. She misses deadlines for compliance and benefits are halted. She does not trust the family and has a “friend” handling her affairs – both SS related and money related. When it’s a fact that it is a true mental disability that should alert SS that this person is probably not capable of handling their affairs. The fakers are on their toes – they don’t want benefits to stop.

  8. Spoofing aka fraud is a National problem. Why has the government not required the phone companies to use the sience the have to FUX this problem?

  9. called twice from 888-810-5134..person said my SS# was being suspended and I needed to call this number. I did not call them.

  10. I have been getting 4 or 5 calls a day about back braces. I’ve never actually talked to them because when I see a phone number on Caller ID that I don’t recognize I don’t answer the phone. They leave messages that time is running out to get a back brace because Medicare won’t pay. I have no need for a brace! I had surgery early last year for a broken wrist. I got so many of these calls from so many different numbers asking if my pain medication was working and if not they could get me additional medication. I told them I diid NOT need any pain pills and to quit calling me – but the calls didn’t stop until I told them I was going to report them to the law. Those calls were all day, all the time from different locations all over the U.S. When they called I blocked their # but they would use a different number every time. My wuestion is HOW did they know I had surgery and had been prescribed pain pills! I didn’t take but a couple pills the first day and then if I needed a little help for pain, Tylenol worked. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE!

  11. Something needs to be done because the elderly on fixed incomes are getting the brunt of most of these scams. My parents don’t answer they’re phones anymore.

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  13. This warning & explanation should be posted in multiple languages & should be the subject of posters on subways & buses, PSA’s on radio & TV, etc. This is a widespread continuing problem affecting many vulnerable people including elders & disabled people, OIG has been aware of it for some time yet it continues, so much more needs to be done. I hope OIG is working with FCC & FTC & other relevant agencies to put a stop to this.

    • Hi. 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.

  14. Mr Takaphan jaruhungsin agency.gov llc public affairs federal contract membership of federal retirement plan.gov receive your report! and do not know about your number call fraud in your show in ssa program send to me for online order chang n my new citizen ssn card!

  15. OUR HOME HAS BEEN BROKEN INTO FAR TOO MANY TIMES SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS PHONE TAPPED PERSONAL ITEMS TAKEN FURNITURE BEING MARKED UP BY A KNIFE AND HARRASEMENT I FEEL OUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS HAVE BEEN BREECHED

  16. I got 2 calls this week. Both were 800,888 area code. I already knew that they were scam by the message they left, so i didnt respond. 772-7562 was the 800 #.

  17. Received call yesterday, saying ss# was being suspended due to suspicious activity. I know this is not true, I was warned by cousin in Georgia several weeks ago. I called # back and it is not a working #.512-251-2809. Thank you!

    Sharon Walter 2161 Jean Dr., Arnold Mo. 63010

  18. I have gotten many calls that my SSI number has been suspended, due to some things that had occured with it. My name is Carolyn Sue VanCleave
    6723 Birchwood Ct N. Keizer Or. 97303 1-503-551-9738. Can you tell me what all was happening with my Account. 4/5/2019. Thank You.

    • Hi Carolyn: Thank you for checking in with us. As the 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.

    • OMG, do not post your name, address and phone number on a public web forum. You’ve just opened yourself up for fraud. SSA web folks, please remove this thread to help this person not become an identity theft victim

  19. Our justice system needs to get after these people who commit this fraud. I say increase finesto 2000 to 25000 jjail time !!!
    J

  20. You’ve pretty much outlined how the scammer should handle the phone call… be polite, don’t fake the SSA , OIG phone # or Fraud hotline #, patiently remind them that SSA employees do occasionally call citizens, then ask for them to verify their identity, make a payment, etc. A smooth talker could pull this off.

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

  21. I keep getting calls from (253.271.4633) stating that my Soc. Sec. will be put on a freeze if I don’t reply in 24hrs.. Please call this number (253.271.4633) and see if you are able to trace the caller. I am a retired police officer and I can have my department do it. Please let me know something. Thanks so much.

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

  22. Got a call from 1-605-655-2731 saying there had been sever things happening with my social security card. I know it is a scam and did not call it back, but just wanted to give you this phone number in case it is a new one. I do receive calls from time to time.
    Thanks

  23. I received a phone call that if I didn’t call the number that was provided for me, my social security would end today.what do I do? Please help me!!!!

  24. On Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019, I received 3 different phone calls from 3 different phone numbers, stating my Social Security card had been comprised, and to call them back by pressing the number ‘1’. I believe the messages were left by the same male caller. The following are the numbers which showed on my phone leaving said messages to which I did not respond:
    917-079-5078 (United States)
    315-344-4259 (Huevelton, NY)
    315-895-4451 (Ilion, NY)

  25. I think I also was a close victim to a scam with someone who claimed to be representing Social Security. They called me and said that they were from Medicare/Social Security and were authorized to grant me treatment for my lower back pain. Then they asked me if I spelled my first name Sherry. I told them that if they were genuinely from Social Security/Medicare, they would already know how to spell my name, and hung up. They didn’t call back. The phone number they called from was 8773258032.
    This happened on April 1, 2019 at 5:21 p.m.

  26. Received 6 calls yesterday from someone indication a problem with our SS account. Each time was a different number on the caller ID. This has happened on multiple occasions. Anything we can do????

  27. I’ve received three calls within the past few days. The first said my SS# was frozen and I must call the # given to correct any problem. Two more came today but they both said my SS# was compromised.
    The worse part is that I tried to report this to the SS hotline, I went from one automated line to another two more times. I was finally given the email I could send the info to.

  28. I received a call from (760) 369-8121 claiming that my Social Security number had “been suspended” due to a “crime.” The call was less than 30 minutes ago. I reported it to OIG, using the online form linked from some of your earlier replies, as soon as I found that link.

    Thank you for making this information easily accessible.

  29. I received a call today that my Social Security number was frozen as it had been compromised.
    The phone number the call came from was 484-971-4666.

    • Hi James, thank you for letting us know about the calls. Unfortunately there are some Social Security impersonation schemes that we are warning citizens about.

      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.

  30. I received a voicemail from 1-281-731-4470 (Houston) purporting to be from the SSA and informing me that my SS number has been suspended because of “suspicious activity” and that, if I want to know about this case, I should press one. I did not press one and suspect this call is fraudulent. I received the call at 12:38 pm CDT on April 19, 2019.

  31. ‭+1 (305) 420-6976‬. This is the number that I was called on. If you call it back you can hear s teleconference room and the man identifies himself as SS ADMINISTRATION.

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

  32. I too, was a victim of those calls, 8 of them two days in a row. I went to the National Do Not Call listing online and they have a place there to report harassing phone calls. By that afternoon despite TRYING to block the # myself I got more calls. After reporting it to the DO NOT CALL listing on the internet, the calls STOPPED!

    • Hi Ingrid. Thank you for letting us know about these calls. Unfortunately there are some Social Security impersonation schemes that we are warning citizens about. 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.

  33. I received a message that seems suspicious. the number to my phone was 28199652245. The message said to call them, that they were the SS department and there was suspicious activity to my acct.
    I did not respond, only reported it to this site

  34. I received call from this number (888) 810-0376 in my cell phone saying me that my social security is suspended because they find something wrong something like that

    • Hi Janeth. Thank you for letting us know. Unfortunately, as the blog indicates, there are some Social Security impersonation schemes that we are warning citizens about. 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.

  35. I’ve received a recorded call from 678-661-9168 saying that my SS# was suspended because they found some ” suspicious ” activity, the recording say to press 1 to take care of the problem.

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

  36. I’ve been receiving phone calls lately stating that my Social Security number has been suspended due to suspicious activity. I’m sure this is some sort of scam operations and wanted to report this. The phone number that called is 800-268-7383. Please alert people to this scam. Thanks

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

  37. I received a fraudulent call from a voice threatening to start legal procedures because of my criminal activity. They gave no details so I am pretty sure it was fraudulent. The number that called me was 817-385-6964

    • Hi, Rick. 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.

  38. I just received a scam call from this number 1 913 270-1721. Kansas City was identified on my screen. This caller said there were irregularities in my SS and I needed to address this immediately or lose my SS payment.
    I hung up and called you. I get at least 6 calls a month related to Social Security and recognize these are scam calls. Isn’t there something that can be done about this?

  39. I just recieved a call from 1 210-361-4940 claiming to be SSA saying I owed money and had a warrant. It was a recorded message from a TTS bot that sounded a lot like Microsoft Sam from the old days. I called the number back and an Indian picked up. I told him of they didnt stop their scam I’d report them and he hung up on me. I reported the number to Mr Number so anyone else who uses that app will be alerted of that member’s intentions. Be wary, everyone.

    • Hi Glen. 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.

  40. Is 866-853-2965 an ssa phone number? A recording from that number claims there is fraud against my ss number. Is this legit.

    • Hello Craig. Thank you for letting us know. 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.

  41. I just received a call from 800-772-1213 indicating that my SSN had been suspended. When I hung up on them suspecting that it was a scam call, they phoned me back from 202-324-3000. Based on the way the “agent” identified herself I am not inclined to believe that this was a legitimate call.

    • Thank you for letting us know, Kinna. 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.

    • Same happened to me a few months ago. They said my number had been compromised and my checks would be stopped…I said I wish you would….I didnt give them any information…they tried to get me to give them my full name, date if birth, ssn, address, mother’s maiden name, I told them that they’re social security so they should have all if that…also I said why are you all calling me and I haven’t received anything in the mail about this so called compromise? He said it was something that just happened and they’re trying to head it off before…..blah…blahhh…blahhh…..I acted panicked at first…then he asked for my bank account information and I asked him why did he need that….he said just to verify….I then stated you’re social security BENEFITS…you should already have it….I told him that I’m not giving out any personal information over the phone and a matter of fact I’m heading to the social security office right now…hahahaha….bc I don’t like that they’re asking me to verify my information over the phone….he got real angry and then I knew for sure it was fraud…bc I wasn’t sure at first and here’s why….the phone number they called me from came up as Social Security Administration the same phone number I have saved in my cell phone….they’re now mimicking the same numbers now…..what raised flag number one for me was that I didnt receive anything from social security BENEFITS ia the regular postal mail about a breach or fraud on my account prior to this call. Second flag was him asking for my personal information and it wasn’t a call I made to social security BENEFITS that they would need to verify who I am calling into their call center, third flag was him getting really belligerent when I refused, 4th flag was the agent code he gave at the beginning..this isn’t the IRS calling so the more I thought about it throughout the call the more it just didnt make sense. I hope this helps alot of people avoid making one of the biggest mistakes that would cost them their retirement or disability benefits.

  42. In regards to this post specifically, I just received a call from the following number at a message saying they were going to pursue legal action against me. Startling. However, when I returned the call, the answering service did not identify themselves. V. suspicious.
    Here is the number that showed up on my phone and was also the number that was requested when I called.
    (833) 223-3123
    Please pursue legal or disciplinary action against this fraudulent agency. I am educated and informed and not as vulnerable as many. I don’t want to see innocent people taken advantage of.
    Thank you.

  43. I locked my social security number so it couldn’t be stolen. But I am refinancing my home and need to unlock my number but I can’t find the area to unlock PLEASE HELP.

  44. My name is Don Koontz
    I resonantly received a call from the “SS office” stating that my SS number has been “halted” Please call as soon as possible
    I did not return the call.
    Is this a scam??
    Don Koontz
    donko627@gmail.com

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Don. 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. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps.

  45. Dear General. I just got a telephone call from a Social Security “Officer” saying my Social Security account was about to be closed. The “Officer” demanded that I dial 1-410-500-9506 and prove my identity by providing my Social Security number. You probably get thousands of messages each day reporting “spearphishing” activities, and I hope this report of attempted identity theft will be helpful. Sincerely yours, Gary J. Hoyt

  46. Hello my name is Howard Spencer and I’m disabled. Since 6:00A.M. to 4:00P.M. CA time. Been receiving call’s from six different numbers claiming to be from SSA office saying my S.S.I. number is suspended and please push 1 thanks. I’m freaking out.

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

  47. Received a call 1(844)7880589. from Social security telling me that my social security is found in illegal activity and that I should call in the next 24 hours at this number
    1(844)7880589. Is this fraud?

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Ana. 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.

  48. I have received 3 calls from 1-800-772-1213 stating they suspect suspicious activity on my account and will cancel all activity if I don’t respond. I have just hung up.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Debbra. 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.

  49. I keep getting calls from someone who claims to be connected to SSA and that someone has used my number for fraud. The latest call is from 401-356-8751. How can I stop these calls and how do I know if is SSA calling? Thank you. Sherrie Collins

    • Hi, Sherrie. 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. You may call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy (TTY number at 1-800-325-0778). Thanks. 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.

  50. Getting a call from different #s saying that some type of fraud using my SSN. Before, it was a local phone #, but most recent was 1-800-975-8398. The voice & everything else sounds fish and sounds like a fraud. But, this is the first time actual 800# was used. Want to verify that this is a fraud.

  51. Just received a call saying my SSN is being suspended. I am assuming it is a scam of some sort. The number was 858-816-1534. Like many others would like to verify that it is indeed a fraud.

    • Hi Nancy. 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.

  52. I just recieved a automated spoof call from 1-800-068-1111. Knowing dang good and well SSA will not make this kind of call. I have been getting up to 15 spoof calls a day. I believe my calls started after I went online and put my info in for Health Insurance. The FCC gave the Robokiller website to stop or block these calls. I’m fed up with this stuff.

  53. I have received several calls stating SSA was calling and my SS number was suspended . I hung up . These are the numbers that were disposed to be used to call me : 1-858-816-1594 , 1-858-816-1590; 1-858-816-1585. How can I block them from calling me in the future. Linda Birkitt

  54. i received a phone call recoeded message saying legal action was being taken against me im on ssi my name is Robert Makely social security number *** – ** – *** wondered if it was fraudulent

  55. I received a call saying it was the as deptment and I needed to call this number right away . It was 1-320-318-1522. I didn’t call it. Thank you.

  56. I got a call by May 23, 2019 from phone 1-877-326-3137, and I did not answer, and they left a voice mail telling my that they were calling from social security administration and they need to suspend my social security number because they detect abnormal transactions

  57. here are the 3 numbers telling me some one is using my
    ss. nr

    858 816 1639 858 816 1643 858 816 1636

  58. I’ve received three threats the #are 510-578-5091 ,1-888-619-4771 ,1-800-748-1520 PLEAS DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE THREATS????? THANK YOU

    • Hi, Sandra. 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.

  59. I called but making sure you got it! I got a call from Someone saying that they were from Medicare, gave them my # and my information, also gave them my Social Security number! I also gave my Husbands medicare but not his Social Security number! I called and asked for 2 new cards she said if get approved that we would get one within 2 weeks! She said Medicare never calls house! Do not E-Mail me because I don’t know how to repeal it!

  60. MESSAGE LEFT ON MY MACHINE:
    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.

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

  61. Just today alone, I received 6 phone calls and 6 voice mails saying my ssn was suspended due to fraudulent activities. I didn’t answer these calls because AT&T labeled the caller as “Spam Risk”, but it got me scared… what if my number was really suspended?!? What do I do?!?

    • Hi, Gypsy. 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.

  62. Received multiple calls from 772-232-8093 claiming to be from SSA and that I should call back. Obviously not calling back!

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

  63. Just checking to make sure my identity wasn’t compromise. I received several phone calls stating that my social security was suspended

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Patricia. 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.

  64. 1-859-838-7602 from Alexandria Ky is calling to say there’s a problem with your SS#,and it’s involved in a crime. Don’t fall for their scam

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

  65. 5-31-2019
    Received a call from a man claiming to be a person from the social security office stating that my social security number has been suspended due to suspicious activity
    Phone number used -888-278-6599
    He did not give a name
    Ithe call came in on my cell phone, I did not answer the call he left a message encouraging me to call back to get further information , I have not returned the call

    • Delores, 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.

  66. I have received continuous calls from 202-232-6584 claiming my social security number is involved in fraudulent negotiations and has been cancelled.
    I know this is not true, but I am reporting the phone number for investigation. Thank you

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

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

  67. Got a voicemail saying my SSN was used in Texas. Told me to call an
    Officer Greg Williams at 443-267-9856.

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

  68. Someone had contacted me yesterday and said his name was officer Berry Smith from a social security administration. he had called me and said that my social security number was going to be to delete it. He said that he found a building of his social security building I found my vehicle that I have never ever owned a vehicle my name.
    And he said I was going to go to jail because they found 10 bags of cocaine in my car he should have a warrant out for my arrest and that they was going to delete my social security number or cancel it whatever. How I have a feeling I don’t know what’s going on but somebody has my information and I need to stop this cuz this is hurting me. I have tried to call the number today and it’s no longer in service.
    And this is very emotional for me I have somebody in my information that’s my home phone number my telephone number and my social security please help me I’m not well with this. Thank you.

    • Hi, Wendy. 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.

  69. On June 5, 2019 I received a call from 1-800-772-4513. The recorded message said that my social security number had been suspended due to fraudulent activity. That number is only two numbers off from the REAL Social Security number.

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

    • Hi Brad. 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.

  70. I received a phone call message from Allentown Pennsylvania, from phone number 484-661-4872. Their message said my Social Security number is associated with fraud, and I need to call back as soon as possible to prevent any legal proceedings against me.
    I want to report this phone number to Social Security authorities.
    I also called the Inspector General phone number 800-269-0271, to report this phone number (484 661 4872) but the IG phone number, Menu was malfunctioning: It asked me, “to speak or press” a number, to refer me to the appropriate person, but when I pressed “0” for the operator, or “4” to report fraud, (multiple times) the answering machine menu just said they could not understand my response, and then just kept repeating what numbers to ”speak or press” for the various options. It appeared that your hotline for reporting fraud has been disabled, to prevent people from reporting fraud.

  71. I get a number of calls (messages ) on my home phone that pop up on my phone every day. They start out with a “threat of arrest” unless I return the call or call a number that they suggest. I delete the message. I am tired of getting these messages in my inbox.

    • Hi, George. 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.

  72. I received a call today from 1-408-757-0490 the person was claiming to be an officer with Social Security and wanted a call back on the hotline # before legal proceedings start. I called and they wanted my name and ssn# and said my ssn was being stopped unless i provided more information. I was given a badge number for the officer – 70528C. I could hear it was definitely coming from a call center and challenged the person’s validity – I ended up be cursed and they hung up.

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

  73. Today I received a phone call from a gentleman and it was a recorded message from the Federal Chrime and Investigation department and need to talk with me as soon as possible, from Social Security Administration..Asked me to call (859)898-3611.
    I assume this is a fraudulent call. I believe the call came from this number (888)256-8973. Please advise.
    Thanks Rosalie Veile
    veilere@ucmail.uc.edu

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Rosalie. 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 information is helpful.

  74. My check is sceduled to be deposited on the 8th of each month. I have not yet received it for June. Should I be concerned? Who should I contact to find out what to do? Thank you for your help.

  75. Trying to report fraudulent phone calls from number 325 400 5759 ,they keep calling saying I have committed fraudulent acts with social security card . They have been threating me with legal action. If I don’t comply. They contacted me at least 4 times already ,recent 6/10/2019 I wanted to report this to someone . Thank you

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

  76. I continue to get these social security fraud phone calls. Each time it’s the same message, and yet from different numbers. -mostly wanting me to call back immediately before charges are filed? So pathetic and frustrating. These low life scum bags think it’s fun and a game to toy with people.
    I have read most of these comments as well, and am feeling disappointed in the fact that it feels like know one seems to know how to stop this???
    Come on. Computers are very smart these days and there are all kinds of algorithms- you’d think this could also be used for the “good of the people”. Basically all of these phone numbers are fraud and have left these messages:
    281-836-4536, 812-420-1419, 559-342-2094, 559-201-1653, 559-201-1697, 559-370-1476, 805-273-5012, 843-466-4735, 714-292-7977, 714-292-2743, 714-292-2391, 714-292-4667, 516-495-6012
    We should all just publish the guilty numbers and block all of them. Plus this way… if anyone really is looking into it, this allows us to share with them and possibly help them track down these criminals, or at least these sources.

  77. I received a call from 425-620-0695. They indicated they were part of the SSA and tracked money laundering in Texas. After clearly telling him no, he continued to ask me to verify my Social Security number. I told him that he cannot suspend citizenship and continued to say watch me. I told him to go ahead haha. Don’t fall for this SCAM!

  78. I received a recorded call this morning at 11:41am from telephone number 202-760-4479 in Washington, DC (per phone screen) and the recorded message stated that my social security number had been fraudulently used at the southern border in Texas and to speak to an officer to discuss, press #1, which I did because I thought the call was real. The telephone number was displayed, as well as Washington DC. I pressed #1 and no one came on the line. I pressed #1 again. No one. I hung up and dialed the number and a recorded message stated that it had been disconnected.

  79. Hello all,

    I recieved a call today moments ago, an automated voice which said they are from Social Security Administration office and mentioned that my SSN has been comproimised and will be cancelled if i would not choose option 1 in order to talk to a customer care executive, once connected i asked them from when did Social security Administration office staff started calling about SSN cancellation over the phone and they hung up.
    Though i have not disclosed any peice of infomraiton to the personnel.

    Number i got the call from is: +1 8001277213

  80. I just signed up online for “My Social Secuirty” and then received a scam call about an hour and a half later. Now I am worried that somehow my information has been scooped up. My info was correct on the ss site as to mu work histort and I made sure the connection was secure so I feel ok about that. Still worrisome.

    • Hi, Karen. We take protecting the public’s personal information very seriously. All of our online applications use an identity verification process to protect the privacy of your identity and your Social Security information. 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.

  81. Recieved a call from a 712-890-1181 based in Iowa. Called the number back, the person couldn’t speak clear english, wouldn’t spell his name, said his id # was us14340.

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

    • Hi, Tanya. 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.

  82. im hoping everybody having a nice week me it terrible because it make me so made yeah of this week can’t get ever and you yeah make me sad the fact i’v got to be home and get unexpected call and u know this number is not connected to social security ill will call the polies if this happens again im email is francis isme 01 @ gmail.com if i get another number like this i will personally get the feuds involve and the number that was place i mean return me a fradulent number because know that social security don’t work on week ns so stop call me or if keeps on happening i will get the law involved thank u

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

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

  83. I received a phone call today stating that it was the SSA. The phone number used was
    281-973-6820.

    It seemed very suspicious so I hung up the phone. I wanted to report it immediately.

    Thank you,

    Kaitlin

    • Thanks for letting us know, Kaitlin. 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 also for helping us fight fraud.

  84. I gave the scammers my mailing address and my full name an they use that info to commit fraud with my information

    • Thanks for your comment. Social Security takes reports of fraud very seriously. If you suspect fraud, you should report it right away. You can report this 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 also for helping us fight fraud.

  85. I read your blog and I know I am fine. But I am giving you this information if it will help. I have received the “scam call” 6 times today from the following numbers:and times: 10:13AM EDST 877-329-0623; 10:34 877-599-0391; 11:08 877-586-0316; 11:20 877-419-4940; 11:31 877-331-0434; 11:38 877-238-6501.
    I appreciate being able to quickly determine on this blog that I do not have an issue. Hopefully these times and numbers can assist in some way. Thank you, Kathy Ayers 812-701-0127

    ;

    • Thanks for your feedback, Kathy! Your thoughts are important to us and we’re pleased when feedback is positive. We try hard to provide the best possible service to our customers and your satisfaction is our reward.

  86. They have been leaving messages lately:

    On your name due to legal enforcement actions by your Social Security number for fraudulent activities to get more information about this case file from federal database press one and speak to our _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ now I repeat press one to resolve your case now…”

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

  87. I received for the second time a phone call from 1-800-853-2614 and they left a message saying they are from the SSA and my SSN # will be blocked because this is the second attempt they are calling me and I am ignoring the phone call and this is a Federal Criminal Offense. That I will have to go to the Grand Jury. This is a final attempt and I should return the phone call to speak with a Federal Agent. I called from another phone # and it responds a machine that transferred to me to a representative Extension 0. Then somebody answers and identify himself as a Social Security Administration Officer. I told him I received a phone call from this phone and why they are calling me. Then they tell me if I was called to the # I was calling in that moment, and I said no, then they asked me my phone # and of course I told them I will not give him until he tells me why they are calling me, and then the person hang up the phone. Please take action with this phone # 1800-853-2614 and report them as scam as other people can be scammed on this fraud. Thanks.

  88. I am getting calls stating that there is suspicious activity concerning my social security I called the number 772-2174640 spoke to a person who claimed to be a social security agent named Christopher Watkins ID number js4329 I did not give any info

  89. A robo caller number 774-462-5575 has been calling repeatedly this morning stating they are from the SSA and my SSN is in trouble. I know not to reply to them. But the people at this number need to be stopped. Please do something to stop them immediately.

  90. I keep recieveing phone calls bout how my ss number has been revoked n i will go to jail 570778656 dob 12261983

    • Hi, Jennifer. 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.

  91. How do I give you all this phone number that scammers are using…? They are actively answering when I call back…

  92. I HAVE GOTTEN CALLS ON MY PHONE MESSAGE SAYING MY SOCIAL SECURITY CARD AND NUMBER HAVE BEEN SUPENED THE NUMBER USED IS 1 866 931 7075 I KNEW THIS WAS FAKE THE CALL CAME ON JULY O6 2019 AT 1204PM

  93. Received a phone call claiming my ss number was compromised and told me to call 8032022125 ,came up as New Braunfel , Tx. I did not call back

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

  94. I have tried to report a fraud call about SSA. However, your system just gives me the run around to report the issue. The fraud number is 520.595.0734. I called and the person I spoke with is from India or Pakistan.

  95. 11888849938 Number calling saying they are sosial security. They ask for name then ask for number. I give partial name they reply with full name. Then ask for number I say you already have it. They hung up after that.

  96. Received a scam call from a “officer of SSA, advising soc sec number is suspended, call 1 806 370 2801, Lubbock, Texas, to call them back”. I have a restricted number. I called them back. They sound really legit but when I wouldn’t give any info, they hung up on me.

    • 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.

  97. I was fraudulently miss use of funds taken from me out of my Direct Express account of 907.00. What can I do?

    • Hi, Sandra. We’re sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing. For your security do not have access to information about your account in this venue. We can only advise you in regards to your Direct Express debit card. To discuss the activity on your account you’ll need to continue contacting your financial institution. Please contact Direct Express Customer Service at 1-888-741-1115. If that’s the number you already called, and you are still having problems, you can log into your card account at https://www.usdirectexpress.com/ or you can call the Direct Express card toll free Customer Service Department number on the back of your card. We hope your situation is resolved soon!

  98. I have received several calls saying my social security number was suspended. I was given this number to call. 1-512-333-6652. I have not called this number. I have tried to called our local social security office for 4 days now and no one answers. I called the SS office in Bogalusa, La. Maybe the line is disconnect, I don’t know.
    How can I find out if my SS number has been suspended? I sure if it was, I would have gotten some explanation from the SS office by mail. I think this may be some sort of scam to get my SS information from me.

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Paul. 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. We hope this helps.

  99. I received two phone scam calls. The first asked for my ss# which I didnot give. I hung up on them. The second call was a different person on the line. He told me that I was being sued for having fraud actions on my ss account, same as the first caller. He then said my SS had been cancelled until the matter could be cleared up. He said that if I wanted further info to press one. I then hung up.

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

  100. I recieved a call from the Maritta Social Security office. It said that my Social Security number had been suspended for fraudulent activity. It asked me to return the call but I did not. I did not give them any information. I blocked the number from my phone. I wanted to let you know. Thank you.

  101. Received 4-5 calls between 7/12/19 and 7/15/19 from various Areal Code 202 numbers. One # called twice showing name of Wasser Jiffer (202 746 6664) leaving a message “Fraudulent Activities on file”. Second #202 755 4056 left same message. Other #s are 202 768 8866 202 768 8606 were hangups. Very upsetting

    • Hi Roberta. 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.

  102. I received a call from this number 201-660-0271 from closter New Jersey stating he was the police and they was going to start a claim against me for suspicious activity on my Social Security number I need to call that number right away so I was going to be prosecuted is this number legit I will the police for Social Security call my phone

  103. I receive on a daily basis at least one phishing scam phone call purporting to be from SSA. I should be able to simply report the numbers as they appear on my cell phone. Instead, there is a long cumbersome fraud report that has to be filled out each time I want to report a telephone number. There should be a simpler way to report a scam phone number, without having to take 15 to 20 minutes to fill out a form. Perhaps people who are being annoyed with these scam calls can initially fill out a form, given a pin number, and then have a web page where they can go to simply enter the scam number and their pin. (I suggest a pin number so that the social security number is not revealed over insecure internet protocols.) If SSA is serious about dealing with these scams, then an obvious place to start are the phone numbers of scam callers. But it is a deterrent to report these numbers when the reporting method is long, cumbersome, time-consuming, and involves much more effort than just receiving the scam calls. Please simplify the method for reporting scam calls. Thank you.

  104. I received a call saying my social security number had been suspended for suspicious activity and to hold for representative. No one answered

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Norma. 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. If you suspect someone is using your Social Security number, you should go to http://www.idtheft.gov and report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission or call 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338). In addition, you can order free credit reports annually from the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and Trans Union). To order your credit report go to http://www.annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-322-8228. For more information, check out our publication, Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number. We hope this helps

  105. Just received one of these fraudulent phone calls saying my SS# has been suspended. Yeah sure it has! Call was from Vermont 1-802-218-6137. I know it was a scam as SS does not make phone calls. It was a recorded message. Tried getting through to the SS phone # to report but was on hold for over 1/2 hour.
    These scammers need to be stopped.

  106. Thank you for this information, I just received a phone call from a person with a Indian accent telling me that my ssn had been suspended. Then he said that he needed my ssn to confirm that the number they had was correct. I advised him that under NO circumstances would I give him my number and so he hung up on me.
    Reading your comments eased my state of mind since I could not get the correct information on the telephone,

  107. Today at approximately 2:15 PM I received a call from 1 (800) 862-6213 the voice message identified themselves as the Social Security Administration, stating that my social security number had been flagged with fraudulent activity, and is marked to be deleted. I followed the prompts, a gentlemen answered and asked for my social security number. I stated Please put me on your DO NOT CALL LIST and he responded “Okay Mother F….
    I am reporting this horrible call. There has to be something done to protect our elderly communities. I can speak and fend for myself, thank God…but what about others who are left prey to this kind of activity.

  108. Today have received a dozen Robo calls claiming to be from SSA saying my SS number has been suspended due to suspicious activity. Calls came from: 888 113-6561, 888 462-5465, 888 414-3524.

  109. At approxiamately 1230pm today, I recieved a call which was automated stating that legal action is being taken against my social security number and to call 800-923-9683 for assistance. The tone was quite eery and alarming. I did not call the number. Had a prior call indicating fraud was attempted with my social security number. I called the number and they wanted to confirm my SSN and birthday. I did not comply and hung up. I did not save the number (sorry).

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

  110. Have gotten several calls this morning from 1-315-878-7558 number and left robo vm each time. Telling me to contact SSA at 315-878-7558. I deleted and have not returned the call.

  111. I received a call from this number 1-210-405-3445 on Friday and they told me I need to connect with the concern department because something has been filed on my social security

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

  112. Today I received calls at 8:37am, 9:02am & 9:20am leaving message to contact SSA at 315-878-7558. All voicemails were robo. I did not call the number but thought I would let people know about the calls and phone number: 1-315-878-7558.

  113. I got scammer call today from 1-800-922-5302 line, but I didn’t share any information – just cut the call.

  114. I’ve received several calls from “social security” saying my social security number has been suspended due to suspicious activity. Numbers are 888-217-7676 and 888-828-5993.

  115. They say my ssn was frozen do to sum suspection activities in Mexico n a arrest warrant been sent out for my arrest! ,even tho nobody shows up to my doorsteps I’m not to worried abt it

  116. If you receive a call from 866-366-9549 and they leave a voicemail message that says your social security number has been suspended due to suspicious activity and it says to press one now for more information, should you call the 866 number back? I checked my ssa account but there was nothing confirming this on my account. If there is no alert on your account is it correct to assume that the call was a scam? Would there be an alert on your account if there is a problem?

  117. I received a call today at about 9:00 a.m. from 215-914-5031. The caller stated that they were calling from the Social Security Administration and that my social security number was being cancelled due to criminal activity. I was told I needed to call back to resolve. I didn’t believe it was the social security administration but I wanted to know who was actually calling, so I called back from a different number. The phone was answered by an Asian man stating, this is the Social Security Administration Department. I immediately hung up.

    I just wanted to warn others about this new tactic as well and the number that they used to call. It also registered out of Huntington Valley, PA. I noticed that it was a SIP phone because my work phone system identities.

    • Thank you for letting us know about these calls, Ms. Webb. 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.

  118. Hello my name is Janelle, someone call my cell number saying that there was suspicious activity going with my social security number and he told me he was an ssa representive n to verify my last social security so I gave him my last number not knowing it’s a scam but I told him wait a minute let me call the local ssa office n see if there is someone using my number then he just hung up. He sounded like an Asian Indian. I hope he ain’t using my SS #.

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

    • Hi Robert. 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.

  119. I’ve tried several sites and phone numbers to report a fraudulent SSA related telephone call and no one has helped. I just want to report a fraudulent telephone call from 970-233-9359 concerning my SSI account. I’m not stupid and know the SSA wasn’t calling. Just want to report. Thank you.

  120. Someone keeps calling me claiming to be a federal agent and my social security is in great danger and if I don’t contact them a agent will come and arrest me the number they call me from is

    833-323-0383 is this a fraud please let me know this has shaken me up

  121. I keep getting scam calls. Here is one of several calls I am receiving : Arm you that we have got an order _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ your _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ on the media basis because we _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ suspicious and _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ like _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ on your social ignoring this will be an intentional attempt to avoid initial appearance before a magistrate judge or a grand jury for a federal criminal offense press one to get connected with our Social Security administration officer…”

  122. received can stating my ssa had been compromised wanted me to call this number 1-800-772-1213, when i did call back wanted to send me cancer kit,then asked for ss number when i refused hung up

    • Hi, Richard. 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. We hope this helps.

  123. Transcription of a spoof call supposedly from SSA Austin Tx I received August 6 2019 at 12:12 PM.
    “_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ call the SSA back is 512-666-8617 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 512-666-8617 thank you…”

    • Hi Richard. 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.

  124. Got a robot call from an entity claiming to be from the ssa ,saying I’m in some kind of legal trouble w/ the ssa.
    This fraudulent call showed up as;
    202 760 6507 on my caller ID…if it can be beleived.

  125. Date: 8/1/2019 – lines busy , busy, busy
    Someone called me and said they were from S.S.office and if I wanted to speak to a case worker about case files ,too press 1 , this was a recording . A lady came on line said she was case worker , I told her I couldn’t speak to her , could please give me her number and I would her cause I was in dialysis .

    Name : Jennifer Singer
    Emp. # 023848
    Phone # 1800-772-1312

    Looked on phone screen had this # 954-388-4508 / Manisca,Co.

    8/6/2019

    Checked my voice mail , had another call from S.S. . On phone screen the # was
    253-465-6315

    Hope this can help you,

  126. I get 15 calls each day from scammers and the caller ID shows SSA as the caller. I don’t answer the phone I just block the phone. My home phone number is unlisted and now I am getting calls on my cell phone. I always google the phone number to verify callers identity.. It is a daily chore to go through the number of calls and verify the phone number on the internet

  127. I have tried to report a fraudulent phone call I received today purporting to be from Social Security Administration but keep being transferred, back to the same offices, which did not my specific incident. The ability to talk to a human representative would have been more effective.

  128. I’ve received numerous calls regarding suspicious activity with my Social security number. They’ve called from the following 2 numbers:. 833-986-4470 and 202-779-9693.
    I hope you catch these thieves

  129. I have been getting # !-940-489-1274 saying that I have someone has been using my SS #. I did some checking on that # and found it is from Texas . I told them that I was Investing them . They called me a M FER and hung up. he sounded like he was a Mexican .

  130. Hello my name is Beverly Lee and someone has called me from these numbers1-830-704-2006, 1-830-856-5515, 1-800-154-2945. And said my social security number will be suspended because of suspicious activity. And this was on July 29th and I got a recent call on August 6th and August 7th.

  131. I just want to check whether or not the following phone number is actually a phone number from the Social Security Administrative offices: 1-877-593-3955. I received a call regarding spousal benefits from my ex-husband (since we were married over 10 years at the time of our divorce). Just want to know if this number is legit. PLEASE RESPOND!

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

  132. Hi there was this message on my phone last night i don’t know what to do? The number is 714-759-9073 My Social Security will be suspended and press 1 to talk to an officer. but no voice mail or anything. I just wanted to let you know about this i will call Social Security to talk to them. Thank you Felicia Nay my number is 714-560-3251

    • Thanks for checking in with us, Felicia. 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. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this information is helpful.

  133. I have been getting calls all afternoon from a person saying he is from the social security office in Texas and I need to return the call to this number 210 775 4171 that I have some serious problems with my social security number.

  134. Hi, I have received a phone call from the following number:

    1-800-390-5797
    in the call they say that my SSN would be removed and I would lose my benefits.

    I am sure this is an scammer call, just want to share with you.

    thanks!

    • Hi Jorge. 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.

    • Thank you for checking in with us, Gloria. 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.

  135. I have had numerous fraudlent calls saying my ss# is being suspended. It’s not just one number and the calls are numerous. It is a real pain in the behind! I don’t answer the phone unless I know who is calling. Thank you for your information. I knew most of the info but it was nice to have it re-affirmed.

  136. I am receiving calls Ss#suspicious activity from the following numbers: 646 221 2491,
    830 536 7946,
    833 391 3770, 941 501,3291.
    I have receive others but just started recording their numbers. They are calling our home phone and today was the first call on my cell number.

  137. I keep receiving phone calls my wife also,threatening with cutting benefits,arrest warrants if I don’t reply.I just hang up but my wife gets worried

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

  138. 1-800-856-2672 called my cell phone with a threatening, pre-recorded message that I was going to be charged with some sort of fine that had to do with something with my social security number. I used a landline phone to call this number back and pressed ‘0’ to get to a ‘SSA Representative’. A male sounding from India or Pakistan took my call and identified himself as ‘Officer Chapman’. I asked him why they called and he was looking for information from me, which he did not get. I told him he was an idiot and then he swore at me. I laughed at him and hung up. However, others may fall for this and I hope that this phone number is investigated properly.

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

  139. i got a call from so called ssa and they said my number was no good anymore..and told me to press 1…i didnt but the number was 888-388-8744 and caller id said social security adm

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

  140. Received a call from (574)992-3249 today, which I did not answer. Message left notifying me that my SS# was used in central Texas. The message said that I could speak with an officer for further info.
    Just wanted to share since I’m sure it was a scam call.

    • Hi Dana. 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.

  141. I got a call that was from a mike claiming the office off social security. He had my fool name. I am concerned by this he was talking in away that worries me. It sounded like he said “I love you” then I asked for a supervisor. The supervisor saide his name was Steve and then said my fool name. Witch was pronounced wrong. I did say they were saying it wrong. Then they hung up. The #3304003701. I am worried that tey my have more of my info.

    • Hi Gina. 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.

  142. Received voice message stating fraudulent activity. It was a 202 area code . I didn’t call. How do we check if this has occurred? Regards Joe&Nan

    • Hi Joe. 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.

  143. I received a call from 816-302-9759, Kansas City Mo telling me “if we do not hear from you, all your social benefits will be cancelled until further clearance, your benefits will be blocked permanently.”
    Thought I would pass along this info to you, as it may be helpful to you.
    I know it is a scam. I hung up on them and they left the message anyway.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Janice, and 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.

  144. I received a call from someone who told my that my social security card has been stopped and I will not be able to use it unless I tap “1” on my phone. It sounded suspicious, so I did not tap “1” and hung up. My social security number is “*** – ** – ***” and my name is “Charles G. Ripp” and I live at 151 N. Kenilworth Ave.,unit 1 H, Oak Park,IL 60301. I would appreciate a response from you either verifying that something has happened to my SS number, or that this was a fake attempt to fraud my doc. sec. #

    • Thank you for letting us know about these calls, Charles. 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.

  145. I just received a call claiming to be an SSA officer suspending my SSN. I gave no info but got theirs.
    Mr Shaw (employee# 417J27)
    2530 s Malcolm X
    Dallas, TX
    Office#80077211213
    941-098-6478

  146. I keep receiving call’s from Baltimore MD 1-410-844-3422. The rep that called has an ID # AR95887: They have Called numerous times and want my information DOB SS# : I did not give them any information, Was told that my SS# is being used in Texas for money laundering and drug smuggling !!!! I have never been to Texas I do not know anyone in Texas. That’s what gave me this inclination that this is a scam.

  147. I’ve been getting calls from this number 971-343-4163. They are saying that my social security number has been suspended and I am about to be arrested for fraudulant information on my Social Security number. I am reporting this number for I have blocked this number and they are still calling.

  148. I’m receiving calls from this # 1-718-618-4923,
    they said they’re calling from SSA, to provide all my info:…? very fishy…..Please advise…

  149. Got one of those scam calls today from 8776079525. Interestingly, the caller ID identifies the source as SSA. I’ve blocked it. Just sharing for others edification.

    • Hello LJC. Thanks for sharing your experience. You may also report suspicious calls 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 site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  150. i have been receiving calls from ss regarding some one trying get imformation about my ss number.
    a few time. this is phone # 860 627 0547.
    windsor Locks ct

    • Hello Candida. Thanks for checking with us. You may report suspicious calls 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 site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  151. I received a call from 866-444-9150 that said my ss number was being suspended. I did not connect to the call to give them any information. I just hung up thinking it must be a scam. I just wanted to give you the phone number for your information.

    • Hello David. Thanks for checking in with us. 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 site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  152. I did receive a call this morning August 29th 2019 from someone alleging to be from the Social Security Administration regarding my Social Security was used in drug trafficking and money laundering.etc… I normally don’t pay attention to scams but I’m really upset that this person confirmed the last four digits of my social security number he has my address also he has my telephone number..

    The number I received the call from was area code 404 913 614 9

  153. I received a call stating they were going to suspend my SSA benefits because of some strange activity. I am trying to report it, but all i get is sent in circles . This is awful! If someone wants to discuss, I would be happy to answer the call at 314-482-2196

  154. I received a call from Marie Gomez telling me my SS was suspended for some reasons and I should call 707-703-5872. I did not respond and checked with you and see it’s scam. I did not get the caller ID.
    I let it run onto my answering machine so I would have proof.

  155. I have been receiving calls claiming that there has been suspicious activity on my account from something that came up as from Risk Fraud. The past two days I have received calls claiming the caller was from SSA and that my SS Number had been suspended.

    There is no suspicious activity with my bank account or credit cards.

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

  156. Hi,I have been receiving calls and messages saying that I have to call back them before they begin a legal procedures it was from the following phone numbers:
    1 312 500 6795 Chicago, IL (3 calls)
    1 800 880 8645 (1 call )
    1 800 552 2162 (1 call )
    1 800 747 4130 (1 call )

    • Hi Maria. 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.

  157. You need to have a way to check a phone number to see if its from a legitimate social security employee. I received a call from someone claiming they needed to talk to my wife about her retirement paperwork. The caller did not sound like a native English speaker. He gave a number and extension to call back but I told my wife we need to check the number. Is there a simple way we can do this by email? We both work all day and do not have time in the day to this.

  158. Thanks !! I did not think SSA called w/out prior knowledge of an upcoming call per an appointment. Glad to know this is still in effect !!!

  159. 1800 -914-4483, 1-800-917-2325, 1-800-990-5162, 1-800-954-5053and 1-800-991-1198 are all numbers that have given repeated calls threatening arrest from Social Security several times per day if you wish to contact me I will come in but I believe these are scams thank you ,J. Borum

    • Hi Jennie. 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.

  160. Friday, a call was made to my home phone saying there was a problem with my SS payment because of fraudulent activity, and I should press1.. or call the SS office. I do not have caller ID so I have no number for them.
    They did not state my number or name, leading me to think it was not authentic.

    • Hi Joy. 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.

  161. I have reason to believe that whomever is “spoofing” is a current employee. I reapplied for my child’s SSI and I was denied. This week 3 days in a row I received phone calls from SSI informing of fraudulent activity on my SSI and that I my child was denied. I presented all the evidence on my case and the letter States that I say even when I presented the findings it makes a direct target to me that I say and it lists the information of places and Drs my child is seeing and it states that I needed to keep taking him to the doctor. The letter is written in more of an attack towards me and what gets me is that it all led 3 days prior to the letter. A spoof it sure sounds like it but again it’s coming from within. Someone that works for SSI is making/targeting individuals. Someone needs to look into it.

  162. I received a call from a maryland number 1-240-0324-6195 stating my social security number has some suspicions. They had my name but didnt have any other information.

    • Hi Alicia. 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.

  163. Someone called and left a message. They said they were from social security and if I didn’t get hold of them soon a warrant would be issued emmideantly. My social had things suspicious on it. If I didn’t call 1-800-406-0437 right away the police will be called.
    I call 4× and it was busy right away. No other calls since. I am afraid. I haven’t done anything wrong. Please I need assurance now

  164. Today,September 9 we received a call allegedly from Social security telling us that we may have lea gal action against us. This is the second time we had that call. The number is 321 269 9514. Not sure about the area code number it was gargled
    Please advise me if that is a legitimate call.
    Albert and Joanne Hurtado

    • Hi Joanne. 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.

  165. I would like to understand how these fraudulent calls continue unabated. I assume this is illegal activity with serious consequences for the perp. Yet the frequency is increasing and the ability of callers to fake the source number is seemingly tolerated by telecommunications providers, who in my mind are complicit in these crimes. Do something!
    Let us mknow if there are advocacy groups fighting this abomination of U.S. freedoms.

    • Hi, John. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying 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 site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  166. I have been receiving calls from a person who claims to be an officer (John) working for the ssa and they are going to suspend my ss# and a warrent has been issued for my arrest if i dont comply. The number they are calling from is 800-775-5550.
    I gave no information to them and told them i would be contacting the ssa fraud prevention hotline to report them.

  167. I keep getting calls saying my ss card has been comprised and it is going to get canceled and awarrent is going to be issued if I don’t contact them

    • Hi, Diane. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying 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 site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  168. When I called SSA to schedule an appointment, I was given the option of a call back. I was required to speak my name to be recorded, ao that I would recognize my name when called back and know the call was legit. Great idea. However, During callback, I was told a phone interview would be used vs a face-to-face appt that I was requesting, but NO recording of my name was ever done so I would know the call was legit. With all of the scams, SSA should REQUIRE this verification step for all phone interviews!! I am now very skeptical of receiving this call and giving any info over the phone.

  169. I have recently applied on line to be able to collect Social Security when I turn 62 in November. I have received calls from (215)587-5657. In the quotes is the voice mail message I received, “Yes. Hi. My name is Mrs. Wells in reference to your claim you from the line for retirement services. If you can please return my call so I can process your claim. My number is (215)597-0613. Thank you, have a good day.” Is this a legitimate call or is it fraud? Thank you for your assistance.

    • Hi, Robert. We’re sorry, but we do not have a list of all of the possible phone numbers that Social Security uses. What we can tell you is that we do not usually make random calls. If someone calls you saying that they are from Social Security, do not give them your personal information. Instead, contact your local Social Security office or call 1-800-772-1213 to see whether we really need any information from you. We hope this helps.

  170. I’m getting calls stating it’s a call from SSA. The say it is possible that you be arrested because you commited fraud. Then they leave a phone # for you to call them back. Obviously I’ve never called them back. I figured if someone is arresting me I’d have police with a warrant on my porch.

    • Hi Mary. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying 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 site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  171. Hello, these scammers call me and said that social security number had been placed on hold because someone had it and they need to talk to me about it..

    • Hi Gloria. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying 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 site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  172. Hello, I have been getting phone calls saying that someone is using my ssn in texas, but it was obvious that it was a scam call.
    I told them that I was going to the ss office and deal with someone in person, when I said that he hang up.

  173. I just received a phone call from 1-844-469-6370 the message stated my social security number had been suspended and for information press 1. I wanted to hear what they were going to try to tell me. I just retired from SSA field office 3 years ago after 26 years and 11 months. I laughed when placed on hold and they hung up.

    • Hi Patricia. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying 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 site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  174. I recieved a call from 936-226-0287
    When I answered it was a foriegn sounding man telling me he is with the social security administration….
    I immediately hung up and the returned the call…after several rings he answers and say social security administration….

  175. I received phone call from 1-410-777-8474 (Maryland) at 11:28 on 10-4-2019. I was told my benefits were on hold and have been stopped. I refused to give him any information. Was this a scam call or a valid communication?

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

  176. Today I received a phone call from Pheonix, Arizona – 480-725-4160 that claimed there was some fradulant activity on my social security. I tried calling the phone number 800-269-0271 but got the USUAL robot recording and NO ACTUAL PERSON to talk to. Via the recording, it says to go to the internet at http://www.identityfraud.gov/ssa and, again there’s NO WAY TO GO. So – Here I am

    I would really, really like to talk to someone – but – if you should call me back I would NEVER know if your the bad guy or not.

    My question is HOW DO I FIND OUT IF ANY FRAUDULANT ACTIVITY IS GOING ON IN MY ACCOUNT???????? How do I get this information if I can’t talk to anyone?

  177. I had a call from this number 1-800-912-0491 telling me that he was an investigating officer and that there are activities going on and are about to be suspended and to press 1 to talk to an investigating officer before we get to legal informant action that has been filed against your social security . Press 1 now. Thank You

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

  178. Received a call saying possible fraud use of my SS number when I question the person they asked for my number! Number I called per their request was 818-639-8695.

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

  179. My husband received a robocall back in late August just notifying him that his social security number had been placed on hold due to “suspicious activity”, with instructions to dial “1” to call the number back for further information. He only just checked his VM because in the last week alone, he has received 2 collection letters from 2 different sources, 1 of which was from a collection agent and the other from his employer who will be initiating a payroll deduction to pay an exorbitant amount of money to some creditor that he has never even heard of. In this particular situation, the creditor never made any form of direct contact with my husband by phone or mail. Neither did their attorney. I believe my husband should have received a certified notification from the attorney long before the garnishment notification. It seems to me that the attorney had a responsibility of notifying my husband in advance of this action, but that has not been the case. The only type of calls my husband has received are people who refuse to identify themselves properly, explaining the nature of their call, and they want his social security number. In light of the fact that he never received any certified notification, this garnishment has come as a great shock. How does this type of thing happen? Who and where will the next letter come from…needless to say, we are a bit unnerved by this. We are not willing to pay for something we never got, and most certainly not with a 25% pay deduction…the fact that this can happen to anyone is most frightening!!! Can you please respond by telling us if you make it a habit of placing robocalls of that nature???

    • Hi, Barbara. We are sorry to hear about your husband’s situation. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a site specific to Social Security scams, here. If he suspects identity theft, he should report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission or call 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338). We hope this helps.

  180. Here is another number for Social Security fraud the number may come out of Texas. 940-220-3660. My son was threaten by these con artist but he did not give them his SS#. They seem to know your name now! I tried to trace their number but apparently it could be new or coming off their computers. The next time they call we are going to get them!

  181. text message sent stating my criminal attorney should return this call to 740-251-0170. there is a legal enforcement action filed on my social security number for fraudulent activity, so before I get arrested or this goes to the state court house I should call this number. I have no attorney and to my knowledge I have no fraudulent activity. I did not call this number back. advice??

    • Hi Nancy. Thank you for letting us know about these text messages. We may, at times, call beneficiaries, but we do not send text message beneficiaries. If you or anyone receives calls or text messages saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls or text messages should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  182. I received a call this morning from someone claiming to be from SSA and how my benefits are increasing and that they needed me to verify my information. The phone call came from 405-336-2116. I immediately hung up on them and came to this site to report it.

    • Hi Karina. Thank you for checking in with us. Keep in mind 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 online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  183. That information is correct but when I called the fraud hotline number it is does not give the option to report a scam call. There are other options but they are not about receiving scam calls. And the on line reporting is in relation to identity theft. There has to be a place to specifically report a scam call and the number that it was called from. That is captured in most cell phones.

    Thank you

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

  184. I received a call today on my cell phone then left on voice mail from a male stating he was from SS office.
    ( 410) 546-8110. The male said his name was Mr. Shaw from the local SS office here in Salisbury, MD 21804 and that they had a cancelled appointment and wanted to see if they could assist me earlier. I received the call again this time I did not answer my cell.

    • Hi, Quetta. We’re sorry, but we do not have a list of all of the possible phone numbers that Social Security uses. What we can tell you is that we do not usually make random calls. If someone calls you saying that they are from Social Security, do not give them your personal information. Instead, contact your local Social Security office or call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to see whether we really need any information from you. We hope this helps.

  185. I just got a call from this number 877-541-0566 statement he was an officer with the SS Office and wanted my ss number. I told him he was a fraud and I would be reporting him. He hung up on me. I work for an attorney and try to call them back from this office number and they wouldn’t answer there phone. What can be done with they kind of calls. Some people will respond to them and they will steal from these people.
    So much fraud now.

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

  186. I get three phone calls a day I’m Social Security that I was in trouble and they’re going to put me in jail but they are foreigners one told me I was a drug dealer being rude what can I do about the phone calls

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

  187. CALL MESSAGES ON MY MACHINE;
    10/22/19 12:23 PM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
    2:50 PM
    3:35 PM
    10/24/19 2:50 PM

    REASON TO INFORM YOU; ACTION OF LEGAL INFORMENT FILE OF SS ON FRAUD PROCEDING
    CALL 917 634 8752

    ALWAYS THE SAME MESSAGE WITH REPEATED INFO

  188. I received a call from 866-656-7608 – Person calling themself Jason with SS ID #CS106. He had my home address and threatened that local police would be coming to my home for fraudulaent use of my SS #

  189. I received a call on Sunday evening saying my personal information has been compermised and the caller told me my ss#, address, phone#, email address. I didn’t say he was correct or not I just hung up. What do I do now

  190. I have been receiving automated calls that my social security number has fraudulent activity so my number has been suspended. I assumed it was a scam so I never responded. However, I tried to cash a check 2 days ago and it was declined due to my social security number. Can someone please direct me on how to find out about my social security card?

    • Hi Tina. Thank you for checking in with us. Keep in mind 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 online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a site specific to Social Security scams here. If you suspect someone is using your Social Security number, you should report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission or call 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338). In addition, you can order free credit reports annually from the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and Trans Union) online or call 1-877-322-8228. For more information, check out our publication titled “Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number.” We hope this helps.

  191. Voicemail I received said I would be arrested within 48 hours if I didn’t call this number back.,. 9782266320…
    It was called back they were claiming to be Social Security, they wanted my name, number and other info which wasn’t given of course! Called their bluff!!

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

  192. I have been received a call from this number 5128555203 saying that my SSN has been used for a fraud and my benefits are in danger to be cancelled.

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

  193. Someone called me today on my cell and I provided my name and last 4 digits of my social security number and then she said she was calling from SS in Michigan and the phone went dead and I knew it was fake. Scared now.

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

  194. I got a call on my cell phone from a number claiming to be in Toledo, Ohio. Left a voicemail and said to call them back about my social security number. Person who answered sounded like they were foreign. I hung up. I don’t know how they got my number.

  195. I receive social security disability . I got a call from what I believe is a scam . Saying my benefits are in danger . It was a voice mail in a digital sounding voice from 937 area code. And one prior referring to some magestrate . I never heard this term before . I’m disabled with a ruined back .

  196. mi esposo y yo recibimos de 3 a 6 Scam Likely llamadas todos los días
    y mi telefono identifica varios números uno de estos es 1-346-323-6176 Humble Tx. que tenemos que hacer???????

  197. mi esposo y yo recibimos de 3 a 6 Scam Likely llamadas todos los días
    y mi telefono identifica varios números uno de estos es 1-346-323-6176 Humble Tx. que tenemos que hacer???????

  198. There was a call from 315-812-3017 today at 2:59 PM on my land line 7183433607 and there was a recording saying get in touch with us you are being invesitgated by SSA. And I called back on the same land line which and asked who are you and he addressed as he is with SSA investigation department with strong Indian acccent and he said he was David Brown with that same accent and I gave him such a piece of mind saying you sound like an indian from some remote village a scammer and he hung up on me

  199. Have been getting these “spoofed” calls almost weekly, saying my SSN is being used in Texas. They don’t have my complete information, so I hang up.

    Nonetheless, it causes worry – operators ALWAYS have non-American accents!

  200. My name is Dominic Russo I received a call from 1-800 157 3925 they stated that my social security number had been compromised and I need to call immediately I looked at the number up on Google and it took me to a foreign country with look like Asian type writing I could not understand so I’m reporting the number to you as soon as obviously a fraud .thanks I hope this helps

  201. I been getting calls and emails by someone claims to be from SSA to increase my social security income. The name comes with Susan W. and phone number of 210-871-0026. I just figure it just to easy to comes true, and feel like reporting this.

  202. I got a robo call saying “ federal crime investigation department we need to talk to you as soon as possible again this call is from Social Security administration number to reach department is 833-239-8555 I repeat it’s 833-239-8555 thank you…”

    Fraud.

  203. I received the first Social Security Association scam call that wasn’t on merely my voice mail. (I don’t usually answer 800 # calls.) When he said he was from SSA and said a few things I did hang up. BUT, I went to your website and there WAS a place with a phone number to call. On that number I was told unless I WAS SCAMMED, forget it. Fine, I just wanted to report the MANY calls that were rather threatening on my voice-mail. The automation device did not care. So much for that! I had been told that my Social Security Number would soon be discontinued. When I had listened to that message it was both frightening and it worried me but I had hadn’t anywhere to go but an “automated voice” that told me forget it if I had not been scammed. Thanks so much!

  204. I just received a call from someone that said they was from the social security office and had something against my social security card.I hang up but I do have the number from where they called .202-852-4790

  205. just recieved a call which i let go to my voice mail informing me that my social security number had been compermised. the number they gave to reply is 1-443-241-8775 . is this a fraudduelant number?

  206. Received a call today from Social Security administration. Said they needed to speak to me. Number was 844-300-5600. Did not answer the call nor return it.

  207. Is their an email address that I can send a telephone number for a fraud list. I receive, several times a day, calls from 1-800-845-8658 stating my SSN is going to be blocked because of suspicious activity. These crooks are so brazen the even leave voice messages.

  208. I received a suspicious phone call from 8448374293 that identified as SS on caller ID. But when I realized it was suspicious I hung up. I then called back and the conversation again felt suspicious so I did not stay on line. Somehow, my caller ID then changed from SS to being IDd as Fit Bit and Madison at the Woodlands which are listed in my phone.

  209. Received a call on 11/19/2019 at 11:08 AM on my cell phone from SSA administration saying my # has been suspended due to fraudulent activity on my account. Press 1 for more info which I did not do as I knew better. The call came from 1-524-896-2822

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