Inspector General Warns Public About OIG Impersonation Schemes

woman looking on phoneThe Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about an ongoing Office of the Inspector General (OIG) impersonation scheme.  The OIG has recently received reports from citizens about suspicious phone calls claiming to be from the Acting Inspector General.

The reports indicate the caller identifies as “Gale Stone” and states the person’s Social Security number (SSN) is at risk of being deactivated or deleted.  The caller then asks the person to call a provided phone number to resolve the issue.  Citizens should be aware that the scheme’s details may vary; however, citizens should avoid engaging with the caller or calling the number provided, as the caller might attempt to acquire personal information.

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

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218 thoughts on “Inspector General Warns Public About OIG Impersonation Schemes

  1. Hello
    I received onkne of those phone calls and they left a voice message saying that if I did not call back that legal action would be initialed

    The phone number that called me was >>
    210 742-5552

    Jeff

    • I received a call from the same number and they left me a voice message too. Saying my Social Security Number can no longer be used. They also said ” I needed to call them back immediately

  2. Thank you for this SCAM UPdate —- I am sharing this information with all my friends, family, associates, co-workers, church family, etc. etc., etc.

  3. Good morning, it’s now 7:15 am NZ time, my two son’s and I has been here in NZ ages ago and my US Soc. Sec. Card was stolen and until now, it’s not yet recovered and we are the “ORIGINAL SURVIVOR” from the US ARMY MAN- and we have his “DEATH CERT.” since the USVA wrote us that they will re-instate our benefit due to the “DEATH” of my ex-husband and until now we don’t know who took my Card. But I have here the very old USVA Card/ DD214/ my Naturalization/the receipt of my US Passport , and my son’s US passport. We don’t know who claim all supposed to have since he died April 1, 2001 and my pension was stop. I did not get married to anyone,since then. I have no Divorce paper and even then according to the gentleman whom I read on his email, that my benefits must be re-instated and I have the form to be usbmitted for my claim. We are still here in NZ w/my eldest sister Elena Dulay Berg (deceased) who sponsored us to come in NZ. even it’s long time, I am still asking for Justice because we are the “ORIGINAL” since 1981 when I got married in USA. Please let me know if there is Justice on my stolen card and citizenship. I don’t know why? I am not married to anyone even partner, I don’t get involved since I got wrong one. Thank you for email. “GOD BLESS US All”

    • I’ve seen many variations of this post before. It is so rambling that it seems its only purpose is to clog up the blog. Remember that personal problems can’t be addressed on this site.

  4. I am so grateful for your warnings. I even sent a link in a text to this info to my sister. Keep them coming. Too bad we don’t have a phone number to see when the scammers call but I realize they can use another number. Thanks.

  5. Thank you for the update. I did receive several calls about this problem and I figured that they were bogus. Dean Smith.

    • Hello Susan. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employee may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business that are pending.
      If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA or the OIG, 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). Citizens may -also- report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  6. I have been called several times asking to continue a computer subscription to be deducted from my bank account. Press 1.
    When I get another call, I will save the number for IOG to trace.

  7. I am so grateful that this message is out to the public!! As a RN, I will have others , to be AWARE, of this fraudulent act!! Thank-You..
    MARYANN B Turner

  8. I am on SSD Physically I cannot work, I realize that Social Security is a supplemental income, but are their resources for utilities and rent?

    • Hello Barbara. You may also be eligible to receive additional assistance from the state where you live. You can get information about services in your area from your state or local social services office. You can also visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services web page for more information. We hope this helps!

  9. Are there any phone numbers associated with this harassment and fraudulent behavior. Can we put a block on the number used to call people?

  10. Are there any phone numbers associated with this harassment and fraudulent behavior?
    Can we put a block on the number used to perpetrate this crime?
    I have received calls from numerous unidentified 971-256 prefixes and when I call back the number is not available.
    Thank you for the alert.

  11. I’ve had up to 10 of these calls in the last week. I never answer. They claim my SS# has been suspended. NOT!!! SS#’s are NEVER suspended.

  12. I want to thank you for the information about the inspector general’s investigation. I will pass this information to others in my circle. Joey Aguilar.

    • Thank you, Joey! We’re pleased we can help. We will continue our efforts to meet your requirements and expectations in the years to come.

  13. I keep getting text and emails about a bank card coming to me so my benefits can be on there earlier. I think AVID. I get direct deposit for my funds. It tells me to activate information. Is this real?

    • Hi, Norma. Please be suspicious of unsolicited text or email messages. If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with the company. Avoid providing personal information unless you are certain of a person’s authority to have the information. If you are not certain that an E-mail or text you received came from a legitimate source, DO NOT click the link. Visit the Office of Inspector General’s Scam Awareness web page to learn more about how to detect fraudulent messages. We hope this information helps!

  14. I get calls from a ‘company’ that does not give a name but says they are trying to contact me to refund money to me as the company has been ordered to close. They give a number to call back ‘right away’ so I can get my refund. I have never called them back, but they leave messages for me at least twice a year!

  15. I appreciate this info. However, is it possible to send a letter to those that don’t have a SS online acct. while I am techlogically savvy, not everyone is and my fear is that critical info will not be received by those that need it the most. Just a thought.

  16. I have been getting the call as described above, in fact about 8 times within the last 4 hours. I’m so glad you have this posted, I new the call had to be fraudulent.

  17. Received a call from 760-938-6156, saying my social security number has been comprised in Texas — the person calling identified herself as Officer Deb Johnson. Told her I would contact local Social Security Office. Is this a number actually associated with the SSA?

  18. I received a voice mail from 240-972-2109 claiming to be Officer Mendez saying my social security number has been used in “illegal activity” and to call them as soon as possible, and if I don’t, she wished me luck! I called back & a woman, (another Hispanic name I can’t recall) read me a rather detailed report about this activity. Basically, they said that my social security number was used to rent a car in Maryland and was found abandoned with blood found and identified as being involved in drug trafficking and cocaine; Mexico was also mentioned. She asked if I recognized any names she mentioned (can’t remember the names) and did I know anyone who might be involved; I told her no. They said they wanted to give me a new social security number if this was not me. She spoke very fast with a thick accent; I kept asking her to slow down so I could understand her. She asked several times for my SS number; I finally gave her the last four digits; now I regret that. I told her I was going to speak with my husband before going any further; at that point, the woman hung up on me.

    • Colleen, thank you for checking in with us. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employee may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business pending. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen to confirm personal information over the phone.

      If 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. I am Larry orr of Syracuse ny. 13207 I stopped page plus phone service and next month started receiving phone calls from all over world ! Very strange think they got mad and revived my info !

  20. I have been receiving tcalls with phone number listed in this article since August of 2018. I be came suspicious when my e mail message inbox w Social Security showed no messages. And the phone number left no information on my VM

  21. I got a call from NY from a court stating that my social security Number was used somewhere and it was flagged, how know or find out if my Number has been used fraudently and if it safe.

    • Hello Juanita. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employee may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business that are pending. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen to confirm personal information over the phone.
      If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA or the OIG, 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). Citizens may -also- report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  22. I was called from your number it says about an order to suspend my social security number for fraud activity. They request that I call (306) 7752840. I believe this is fishing for identity theft. I am trying to check in with you but it was a 55 min wait to speak to someone.

    • Hello Melinda. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employee may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business that are pending. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen to confirm personal information over the phone.
      The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which receives and analyzes public complaints related to identity theft, recently reported to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) an increase in reports of suspicious phone calls from people claiming to be SSA employees.
      If a person receives a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA, citizens may report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Thanks!

  23. I received a telephone call on November 14, 2018 from 1-214-329-9686. The caller states that “legal enforcement action has been filed on my SSN for fraudulent activities.” The caller then urges me to give them a call before they begin with legal proceedings.

    • Michael, thank you for checking in with us. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employee may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business pending. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen to confirm personal information over the phone.

      If 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.

  24. I received a call from 1 518 290 6002 that left a message stating that my benefit were going to be stopped based on fraudulent activity on my s/s number

  25. I was contacted by someone who claimed to be from social security. when the call first came to my cell. there was a pre-recorded message all citing various social security related and even one on public records that social security can ask. it was a long wait and they did call back but I told this person why he was asking when social security should have it. I did give my number but he called me a different name and he repeated my number wrong. I hung up on him. I told him I was going to the social security office instead. I don’t know if he did get my sss number I hope not but he called my cell. today nov 26 2018 I went to casa grande social security office and reported it. I hope nothing gets messed up with my number. this incident took place nov 23 2018 right before thanksgiving holiday an Friday casa grande office was closed. I tried to call there .

  26. Received a call from the 682 503 2966 claiming I was being investgated for fraud and said I had to call them back at the above # to avoid criminal charges

  27. I keep getting a call from 845-363-4731.
    I have blocked the number and added a call blocking app to my phone and they are still getting to leave a voice mail. Saying my ss card is being discontinued. How do I stop this?

    • Hi Valerie, thank you for checking in with us. Unfortunately there are some Social Security impersonation schemes that we are warning citizens about. You may want to check with your phone service on how to block the calls or check with the Federal Trade Commission.

      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.

  28. On Dec.20,2018, received a voice mail phone call from vonage voice mail…from number 1-210-981-6535,from San Antonio,Texas, stated that they were from eagle ? enforcement action group filing an action against my social security number for Miller activities…To revert as soon as possible to the above number before legal proceedings…This is a scam/fraud according to the internet…please be aware of this type of scam ..thank you…

  29. Yes I am calling to report that when you call the direct express number it takes and moved it to….
    Catdyronivd ATm.
    Can you get this stoef

  30. I received a call today from the SSI. About my social security number being used. For fraud. Saying my checks will be stopped and my number blocked! I was told to push #1 and talk to someone from SSI. And when I did a man came on the line with a foreign sounding voice. When I asked him if he worked for the SSI he hung up!

  31. Have had two land line phone call’s with woman claiming to with Socials Security Admin. Stating there was something illegal about my account that that involved fraud and account would suspended unless i called a given number provided to correct.. I did not make the call. That number was traced to Texas. That number is 254-326-1327. one at 5am another at 2:03pm same voice same message.Last week a threat from a male at IRS which hung up on as another fraud call.traced to S Carolina

  32. So one called me with a recording and said my social security will be suspended if I did not call. So I did and the man said he was from the social security office and ask for my last four digit of my social security number and I did not give it to him. I told him I would call my local social security office and he hung up on me! What should I do?

  33. On MondayI received a phone call form someone
    who said they was a officer investergation on
    my Social Security account and that they will take
    legal action on my account. the Number is
    1-862-354-8457 it says New Jersey.
    I have the name he gave me he did sound like a Foreginer you could’nt have understand him i was saming what you say and he just hung up the phone.

  34. received call from 410-988-4736 , did not answer. but they left message person claimed to be Gail Stone, said my SS account would be suspended.

  35. I have had 2 calls today stating my SS has been frozen due to suspicious activity. Phone number was 800-777-2541 and 2542

  36. I am getting calls from someone claiming to be with social security saying that they need to varify some information so that you can send me my new medicare card. I just received a new medicare card a couple of months ago so I do not believe the person is with SS that is calling me and besides I have heard that you all do not contact people by phone. Please advise if you think these calls are from someone trying to steal my information. Thanks.

  37. Received a automated call from SS, saying fraudulent use by me of my SS number. Warrant out for my arrest. Call 903.705.1 695. Tried to call number and it was busy, hung up quickly. Came to this website for peace of mind. Knowing that this is a secure site. Thank you very much for what you do for us!

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

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

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

  38. Friday Feb.7 2019,I received a call from someone saying my Social security was being compromise d .Told me I need to call this number 612-813-9603.?..Needless to say I hung up.. can this be true??

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

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

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

  39. I received an automated recording stating it was the social security administration stating someone was going to freeze my account due to a legal claim .the phone # was (206) 212 1568 i looked it up it originated in seattle washington. to a locksmith company.

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

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

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

  40. Received a call that was left on my cell phone voice mail stating it was Agent Talbert Morris @ 410-317-4862 and to call at once about fraud in relation to my SSN. I did not return the call and am reporting the call as I assumed it was a fraud call.

  41. I received a phone call from a person from the SSA stating that there is a Legal Enforcement Action filed and to call 904-712-4253. I called back the said their name was Jeffery Trubiano badge # 48CB726, Wanted my name I said I would call back

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

  42. I have been receiving ongoing calls today, 2/27/19, stating my SS# has been stopped due to fraudulent activity. The number from which the calls are being made is 866-404-6598. I have blocked the number.

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

  43. I reported a phone call to me on the 22nd of February from Allen Texas. Someone in your office said it was a fraudulent number, and told me to hang the phone up if they called again. Well Saturday, I received a letter, wanting more info about my online application. they asked me to call them at 1-855-257-0067. they also sent an envelope addressed back to Albuquerque, New Mexico. They wanted me to call them back before March 13th.

  44. today I received a phonecall from a person named Diane Hill claiming to be from SSA: she statesit is regarding an investigation or suspension under (my) social security number. in county ( unclear) …second attempt to avoid appearance before a magistrate or grand juty for a federal offense. contact investigating officer at
    410-541-9290…….

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

  45. 3/7/2019 I have received 6 telephone calls with a recording stating my ss# has been suspended due to suspious activity and to press 1 for case information. I have not pressed 1 but hung up. I am getting these calls from 3 different numbers. 866 4047389, 866 404-8329, 866 404-8432. I checked with local SS office and was told to report this information. These calls have been coming all day, getting very upset.

  46. I got a call from some foreigner telling me there was criminal activity on my social security card, and it was being cancelled. But they did not leave a social security number and when I called back they asked me for that number. So i’m Suspecting fraud. I do not know if he was trying to get ahold of me or my husband. The number they told me to call was 1-678-810-3202. Please let me know if my card or my husband’s card is being cancelled. My name is Dottie H. Leichliter and my husband is James E. Leichliter

  47. I received a call saying that my number will be discontinue and my benefits cancel. I should speak with an agent from socialsecurity office and to do that press 1. The number of the person that call is 1(443)349-1212

    • Thank you for your comment. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. An SSA employee may call you in limited situations, such as if you recently filed a claim or have other Social Security business that are pending. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen to confirm personal information over the phone. If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA or the OIG, please contact your local Social Security office. You may also 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.
      The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which receives and analyzes public complaints related to identity theft, recently reported to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) an increase in reports of suspicious phone calls from people claiming to be SSA employees.
      If a person receives a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA, citizens may report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

  48. i was called by phone # 1-800 542-1213 – identifying themselves as social security fraud line. I blocked them immediately.

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

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

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

  49. Just today, I’ve, so far, received four phone calls from someone calling themselves “Gale Stone” and asking me to call them back at 1-833-871-8721. I have not, or will I, call them back. I’m glad I have an answering machine for these irritating calls, but just wanted you to know that, apparently, there are still insane people out there trying to scam older people. I’m 73 and really tired of these morons thinking I’m that stupid. Hope you can get these idiots off the phone calls.

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

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

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

  50. I just received a call from a prerecorded number saying that my SS # had been ‘taken over’ or something to the effect. Caller ID was spam? Cypress T. They wanted me to call their number, 832.220.5698 which was also on the caller ID so they could help me straighten this out or there was a possibility that I would no longer receive SS payments.
    Clearly, this is a scam. Obviously, I will not call them. It would be great if you looked into these bad guys!!hanks

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

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

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

  51. I have received calls from a Redwood number 650-530-7227within the last week , sometimes twice a day. The person states that there is a “crime concerning my SSA ” and I should call them back.
    I have called each of the numbers listed on your answers and they send me to another menu to get help. Some of the numbers just ring and ring. These calls are annoying and there should be a clear “1 dial” number where we can report this type of call. I am 72 but know not to respond to these calls. Worked for State of CA. There are a lot of people who just follow along and get into the “menu express.” and get into trouble. I am going to block this number and then will have to find me!

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

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

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

  52. I have tried to contact personnel at the Social Security Administration AND the Office of the Inspector General regarding the phone calls I have received today (3-14-2019) telling me that my social security payments will be discontinued because of some weird activity. It is now 2:30 pm and I have received TEN such calls since 8:29 am. I tried filling out the questionnaire without success. The telephone number for this abuse is 1-800-625-0778. It is a recording with instructions to dial 1 for more information.

  53. I just read a comment apparently from someone who works in the SSA office saying to contact the OIG at 1-800-325-0778 regarding fraud and other suspicious calls regarding termination of benefits because of abuse, etc. This is a TTY number and I was redirected to 1-800-772-1213, which is a big joke. What is going on? I do receive a small SSA check from when I worked. ON ONE wants to respond to the emails or phone calls.

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

  54. I have received several calls from 281-532-8412 indicating that they need a call back or legal action will take place… I did call the number and they answer
    “social security office” Is this legitimate or a scam?

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

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

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

  55. Just got a call from SSA officer impersonators claiming that fraud was committed on my SS# such as laundering. Heavy accent like an AT&T tech support with many voices in the background like telemarketing or something. their number is 1-518-800-4007

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

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

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

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

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

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

  56. Received call at 1:23 pm from # 1-602-529-3518 from someone female that said was calling from Social Security to inform me that my account was being canceled and I inmediately hung up because i have been getting similar calls from other numbers and was told from a previous call I made to a # 1-800-269-0271that social security office do not call their members, ,,,I am making a report for your officre to check the number of the call I mentioned before ,

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

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

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

  57. Hi, I have received two calls today from (206) 208-5072, that say they are calling from Social Security and that a criminal action has been filed against my Social Security Account. It requested I call the number back immediately. I did not return the call.
    March 24, 2019

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

  58. Received a robot call today from 717-288-5937 at 1:21 pm. It said that there was suspicious activity on my SS number and needed to call them back. I did not call them back.

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

  59. I keep getting phone calls from a person with a heavy accent saying they are from the SSA and I am in violation for something and in grave danger of being arrested . I know that it is a scam and hang up on them, but I work nights and sleep days so it is a pain in the neck. It is a robot call in a female voice every time, she gives me a phone number to call which I do not do. but it still is a pain in the neck. Thank You for listening to me.

  60. I received a call stating that there was a problem and that I have to call a number before they took action against me. the phone number is 1-818-937-6738.

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

  61. Received a phone call from this number (1-254-267-5393) from Ranger, TX according to my cell phone. The person on the phone told me to call this number (1-254-267-5393) that my Social Security was being tampered with. I did not call I call your office instead. Hope this helps and you get these people.

  62. I was bombarded this past week by impersonators trying to get me to provide ssn information. I told them that they were breaking federal statutes and anything they want to know they could ask OIG, I would tell them nothing.
    I want to put an Electronic Block on my account and open an account that I can check periodically online.
    Do you want the pictures of the phone logsI kept with the phone numbers that called? Can I open an account after I have been receiving SSN benefits for some years.
    I am 74 yrs old.

  63. I am getting calls from 941-594-9304 Tarrytown NY – saying they are calling from SS. I haven’t picked up calls. Just want to vertify this isn’t the SS.

  64. I’ve received 2 phone calls from someone claiming to be from the federal crime and investigation department regarding something to do with my social security number.
    the call is coming from Crozet VA.. The number is 434-205-1843. Is there anything forme to do?

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

  65. On 04/04/2019 at 10:58 a.m., I received a recorded message from telephone # 443-201-7879 from someone claiming to be Officer Lisa Williams from the Social Security Administrative. She said it was important that I call her immediately to avoid having my SSN revoked. I recognized this to be an obvious scam.

  66. I’m glad the AGI is aware, these callers are relentless… 10-20 calls per day and the threats get worse each day!! I wish there was a way to track them down and make it stop. It’s taking over my phone and my peace!!

  67. I received a call from 440-207-0517
    I answered but said nothing
    Automated message stated my Ss was compromised.
    I blocked my number and
    I tried to call back but number rang busy .
    Trudy Oliver

  68. To whom it may concern I received a call from # 707 340 3981. Inquiring about suspicious fraud on my SS # and wanted me to verify with my entire SS# .obviously did not but wanted you aware to protect others

  69. Recieved a call from 936-628-4833 Shepherd, Tx claiming to be Social Security Admin. left a message that they recieved a legal complaint on my social security number and my drivers license that they should block my social security number immediately if I don’t call them back. Did not call them back. Thought this should be reported.
    Thank-you

  70. Received a scam call from 961-295-1213.
    Message said my SS is in danger of being suspended. I should call the above number. I hung up.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Barbara. 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.

  71. APRIL 8, 2019 3:15 pm. Received a call from 1 800 9307564 stating the call was from the SSA about a case and said I was to return t he call to the above #. I did return the call and from the initial contact something seemed off. The man on the other end immediately asked for my name, and not trusting the situation I asked for his name. He stated James Foster#98626of the SSA so before he could ask me anything else I bombarded him with questions that I being familiar with the SSA way ‘of doing business I already knew the answers to. He immediately got angry and hung up. I called back and this same guy answered with a different name, James Wilson I thought it was strange that one guy using two basic American names yet had a strong accent and to add to the lie he was spewing it sounded as if a lot of confusion was going on in the background. I really got him when I asked for the WEB site and E mail address. the lie came full circle when he said it was confidential I checked him on that lie and he got unnerved and hung up a bit angry. It’s not funny because some who do not know any better fall for this type of scam. the key is to ask the caller those important questions that will verify who the really are. If the call and caller are genuine they will supply the facts and will be willing to give you time to fact check that information. so before you give an unknown any information, to include your name find the truth about who is calling you.

  72. I received this call today regarding my SS number.
    Here is the Messae that was left .Thank you this had me concerned so I wanted to make you aware of it.
    .
    Voicemail from (208) 357-9616
    “083579616. 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 court house and before you get arrested if you need any information or have any question kindly call us back at 208-357-9616. Thank you.”
    Go to XFINITY Voice >

    • 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.

  73. Both my husband and I received calls within a week stating our social security #’s had been compromised and were being deleted along with our benefits etc. I didn’t respond to either call, I am hoping this is a scam, that I would be notified by mail if there were a problem with our #’s or benefits.

    • 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.

  74. im trying to find out if a(works in longview wash 98632 as i was askd for info on my bank account and a number of other things my moms maden name ect to find out if i can contunue to receve ssi the phone # is 1 866 5045016 ext 20002 i gave her the info and than i found out about the schames

  75. I have been receiving several calls a day from:
    802-693-0173 in Turnbridge, VT
    They say they are from the ss admin and there is an issue for a warrant and to seize my assets because there are things I did not claim or report on my social security. They proceeded to (of course) ask my birthdate and ss#, of course I did not comply with their request. I used a bit of profanity, and of course they used a lot back, I told them to take my number off there List. They have called 4x today and I am getting sick and tired of them wasting my time!!!

  76. I received a call saying there was fraudulent activity on my social security disability. The phone number is 575-587-3809.

  77. I received a phone call today from 301-264-8197 – leaving a message – a male saying he was from Social Security and needed me to call the Maryland number.
    I assume it is a scam because you have only contacted me by mail a few times. Thank you.

  78. I got phone call saying it S.S.A. then when I pushed the number it went to some one who sound like the person offering me a loan and trying to get in my checking account I was told my number was stopped how can I know if this is right

  79. I received a phone call stating that my social security number was invalid. And to press 1. I got this on my cell phone and the number that called me is 646-882-8080. Said it was from your office and they found suspicious activity.

  80. I will not submit my social security number online to any reporting agency. Four voicemails were left at 11;00AM, 2:00PM, 4:00PM and 8:56 PM with the same caller number stating in the voice mail they were the social security crime and investigation unit on my home phone my home number which is unlisted. The number was a Palm Dale CA #, 760-797-7875. The caller was representing as the social security office. SCAM SCAM SCAM

  81. Received a call from 1888-275-1797, saying that my social security number has been compromise. Call it back and a foreigner answer the phone. Did not give no information to him

  82. received a call from 1-270-594-4368 Besse Bend,Ky
    Caller said IRS was going to stop my SS, and I needed to call them right away.Mary

    • Thanks for letting us know, Mary. 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.

  83. I received an automated call from the social security administration about suspicious activity regarding my social security number. It says they are suspending my number. If I want to know more to press 1. Fortunately this was recorded onto my cell phone’s voice mail but I have received the same call to my home phone number. I do not believe this is a legitimate call.

  84. I just got a phone call automated stating that my social security is revoked due to suspicious activity in Texas I believe this is a scam please get back with me at 480-381-5932 so we can discuss this matter

  85. I just received (May 2, 2019 @ 1:30pm)a call from someone at the following telephone number 1-800-325-0778, saying my ss acct, ssn/ benefits
    were being blocked or suspended. Person said to press #1 or #9 to speak with an agent.
    I did not reply, just hung up my phone. They called on my cell phone. Just wanted to report this. Thank you.

    • Hi Joyce. 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.

  86. I got a call today from a number that I did not know. I did not answer the call. However, a message was left for me stating that this is the social security commissioner. to call back concerning a possible fraud with my social security number, and that I need to call him back to clear up the matter before I am charged with a criminal case. This person did not give the name of who was calling. I figured that if there was a criminal act that the Government would write me a letter instead of calling with a threat. The number that I was to call is 240 230 3349. .

    • Thanks for letting us know, Betty. 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 have received two phone calls stating that my SS # has been found to have suspicious activity on it. I did not answer. the phone # it came from is 1.888-815-0613.

    • Hi Phyllis. 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 help

  88. I recurved a phone call this morning saying my social security was involved in illegal activity and I should call 619 202 4393 immediately please advise me .

  89. I received two phone calls on Wednesday May 8th at
    3 and 5 pm.the message they left said.they were with the legal dept with social security badge number SSA9165.of US Tresury. And I would be arrest if I did not return the phone calls. The number they were calling from was. 910-782-2625. I did not call them back

    • Thanks for letting us know, Jennifer. 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.

  90. I get scary calls everyday. All my medical and social security information, bank account information: all have been stolen. Husband has forged my name on tax returns, leaving me in debt, with no benefits.
    Money, my Uncle and Aunt, both comfortable, decided to steal the small amount of money and land left to me by my grandfather and father. Limestone County, Texas.
    Uncle Mike also asked for, and received, 3 tax id numbers for the trusts, yet used his own for the first 2 years after father died. Judge Yeakel, an agreement was signed that Mike would return the stolen assets, he has not.
    Mr. Hull, esq. I had the misfortune to encounter
    him on “Twitter.” In an attempt to advertise my husband’s business, I violated a twitter norm.
    Commented in the wrong (lawyers) area; this was rude
    on my part and I am truly sorry. Rage this engendered
    was shocking.
    Mr. Hull advised me to “unc–nt” myself, he hoped that I would “die slowly, in pain, etc.
    This lawyer then got in touch with my uncle, he a Texas attorney acting, without authority, as a fiduciary.
    Grateful as I am to be in recovery from stage IIIa invasive ductal carcinoma, BRCA I deleterious mutation on gene 53xxxxxxx, I am very scared.
    Moved, stupid me, from D.C. to a family oriented, lovely, isolated town in Virginia, I live with the angry husband. Uncle has chosen to keep my inherited funds, and I, with only a bachelors degree, can find no work in this town that has but one major employer: Valley Health Enterprises.
    Sounds unbelievable, I agree. Yet this is my life.

  91. On May 13, 14, am and pm I Received 3 phone calls from social security office saying: regarding my social security number. It had some suspicious activity on it, and my SS# will be suspended. Saying please call back. They left 3 voice mails and I never called them back.

  92. Please help me with my social security account because it’s been called in as a fraud right now and I’m not sure what to do because they have not done anything to it & Everyone is used it to be funny because they all know that I cannot do anything right about it but it’s a huge mess and it’s going to be revoked because they all have had it & used it for all my medical business so please help me with this now ! Before I call the Governors office

  93. Today 5-20-19…Received phone scam saying they were Soc. Sec. Office & they left a voice mail for me to return there call…which I did. He wanted my name..which I gave him. Then he ask for the last four of my Soc. Sec. #
    I told him I wasn’t giving that out.He proceeded to tell me he needed it in order to direct my call. I replied…if he didn’t have that information in front of him…then I wasn’t giving it it regardless. He told me I could hang up if I wouldn’t comply. Which I did. The voice mail they left gave this phone # to call them:1-806-319-7162

    • Hi. 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.

  94. Caller, indicates my SS number have been suspened do to fraudulent activeitys. Numbers are, 858-816-1588 & 858-816-1574.

    My email address is minerdan01@aol.com. If there is any issue contact me. Thanks Dan

  95. received a phone call from 1800 807 7920 impersonating ssa representative today at 1138 est

    • Hi. 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.

  96. Please call the Jersey Village, Texas and have them call me. The recording just says someone will call and Friday and today got no phone call.

    • Hi, Philip. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community to continue to work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  97. was call to day june 4 2019 told that a worent was ice for my ssi do to fulen youce of funds the camein at1
    1;13 the shows 18009194608

  98. Hi, I received a call today on my cell phone, stating that there was fraudulent act. using my SS#. I didn’t see a number but it said ATT. Normally I wouldnt give it a second thought knowing it was probably a scam, but the man said there was a warrant out for my arrest because my name was linked to a registered vehicle where they found 22 oz of cocaine as well as blood along the border. He gave a make and model of the car as well as an address of a house that the police busted. Money laundering has been taking place in several states.The man told me I would need to suspend my SS# and that a commissioner would be coming to my home tomorrow with paperwork once I agreed over the phone to suspend it. I asked for a badge number, the guys name, and a number where I could call to verify his identity. His name was Alex Mercer. My cell phone dropped the call and no one has called back. I have been in touch with our local police. They said it is most likely a scam, but will be calling for more details tomorrow. Please advise.

    • Hi, Courtney. 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.

    • Thanks for letting us know, Bill. 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.

  99. 18338798474 called me with a thick European Indian accent. He was aware of some homes I’d recently sold but wanted me to give him my ssn as verification I was the individual to whom he was speaking. Needless to say I did not provide the information and he hung up the phone.

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  101. I have been getting phone calls from someone name Linda saying my social security number has been suspended. I need set up an appointment to resolve my case.

    • 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.

  102. Just received a letter from Social Security Admin, WSU, PO Box 4117, Richmond, CA 94804, dated July 01, 2019; BNC# 19D1830J68979; to call “Mr. Salvador” at (510) 970-4591 in order to obtain “additional information in order to process a transaction attempted with my name and some personal information.” Is this something I should respond to? It seems a little unusual, as I have been corresponding directly online with SSA with their website. The letter states that there is an office that serves this area in Redwood City, CA 94063-1544 located at 601 Allerton Street, but the listed phone number for that office is (800) 772-1213. Thank-you

  103. Receiving repeat phone calls on my cell phone from 1-518-286-5089 TROY NY they are leaving a message that there is legal enforcement action filed on my Social Security number and in need to call them back as soon as I get the message asap before they start legal proceeding they request I call back on their direct number.

  104. On July 30, 2019, at 11:50am, I received a call on my cell phone, I didn’t recognize the number therefore didn’t answer it The number was 1-889-068-3123 and showed United states as the caller. They left a voice mail saying ” this call is from the Department of Social Security Administration. The reason you have received this call from our department is to inform you that we just suspended your Social Security number because we found some suspicious activity so if you want to know about this case just press one. Thank you

  105. Out report on under payment of recipients ss income. Lump sums of money due 1;in 2 recipients. And only 19;out of the millions who receive ss will be tokens to prove it and send is doing the correct actions. While the rest of us are getting screwed for ss laziness and gross errors in paying us what we ate due.

    Help

    20 plus years on SSI sdi snd the collective ideas that you are creating these unnecessary acts to lower the population is working. By the way

  106. I received a call,stating the person was from Social security and my number would be deleted!It was a message left on my home phone!I know it’s false but these calls are nerve wracking!The number was an 800 numbet

    • 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.

  107. This is about Caroline Soric dob:02/01/89. She collecting a check for her daughter Kairi Soric from a gentleman JP Sorics benefits he is not the biological father. They are not together anymore yet she is still collecting. She moved from New Jersey to Ohio where the cost of living is cheaper. So now she has more than enough to pay her bills yet she has money left over to fuel her drug habit. I think this is wrong. Her address in Ohio is 333 Pine St. Coshocton,Oh 43812. You will most likely be at her mom’s that address is 453 3rd St. Coshocton,Oh they normal are smoking drugs at night leaving Kairi down stairs she is 15 months old. The supposite biological father was there but left due to Caroline’s habit. Please look into this. I don’t see why she relishes the fact as she puts it use the system for everything she can get. I wasn’t going to say anything but she needs to be held accountable for her actions.

  108. My name is Richard Edelmann and I received a similar call today at 11:18 AM (EST) as described above from an individual who said that they were a SSA staff employee and that my SS account was under investigation and was in jeopardy of being “frozen.” The caller then asked me to verify identity information to which I replied that they should tell me the information and I would confirm its accuracy. Then they promptly hung up. The telephone number that was displayed on my caller ID showing the number used for the “staff person” was 804-207-4970. A short time later (12:55 EST), I received a recorded message from the same telephone number indicating that my SS account was under review and may be subject to a freeze.

    If you have any questions or need additional information please contact me at the e-mail address below.

    Thank you for looking into this matter.

    Richard Edelmann

    • Hi, Richard. 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.

  109. I am receiving up to 50 calls a week from 1-800 numbers, all stating that due to suspicious activity with my social number, they are going to send the local sheriff to arrest me. Yet I have done absolutely nothing wrong. So I looked up online and it said to report these numbers. Every day I get these calls. Here are the last weeks
    18000880146
    18003504643
    18006115696
    18009340546
    18004352668
    18006589977
    18004373244
    18001904328
    18005463934
    18005593853
    18006502934
    18002752273 9 times

  110. I have received some phone call from 1-888-447-7930. that my benefits has been stopped. Please let me know why!!!!!!!!

    • Hi Julia. 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.

  111. My Spouse, Shirley A McDonald, SS ending in 8627 is receiving phone calls asking her to call 877-870-6087. We have reason to believe this is fraudulent

    • Hi Shirley. 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.

  112. received call from SS Administration due to “suspension of my SSN due to illegal activities. Phone No. was 800-003-0687.

    This was on answer machine. I did not respond.

  113. I received a call that I didn’t anwser that left me an anwser on my messenger to call back 1877- 777 723468. About my social security being discontinued. And to call back . the call was very choppy. . I missed getting my call into social security today. But there was a message. On social security and seeing machine about scam calls. This call did seem suspicious. I did not return the call as I was scared a yr ago. Let it be known I’ve not given my social number to anyone unless they were sitting in front of me with legal experience and documentation. To obtain my number since.

  114. Someone called our home phone and said our social security number has been compromised and that we are to call the fraud department at 336-415-4176. they did
    not ask for a specific person nor who was answering the phone which led me to believe the call is a scan. i did not return the call

  115. I have received four phone calls purportedly from ssa. Phone numbers are 844-048-1529, 929-620-5873, 929-393-7401 and 209-488-7817. The last call said an arrest warrant had been issued for me. I hung up the phone on all calls.

  116. For two days and many times a day some female is calling and wants me to press one to talk to someone in regard of ,according to that person, that my ss no. is being used in the south of Texas. and they want me to talk with some one. I did not answer and hang up.

  117. received a call but did not catch the phone number about fraud on my social security number I tried to call but all offices were closed. IShe stated that I was going to be fined and must call back right away. she used my cell phone and nit my home phone number.

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