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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185 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

  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.

  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.

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