Scams Come In Many Different Forms

" "Social Security is at the forefront of keeping your online data secure, but you play a vital role in safeguarding your personal information too.

Scammers commonly target people who are looking for Social Security program and benefit information. You might receive an advertisement in the mail, but it could be from a private company or even a scammer. U.S. law prohibits people and businesses from using words or emblems that mislead others. Their advertising can’t lead people to believe that they represent, are somehow affiliated with, or endorsed or approved by Social Security or the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Medicare).

If you receive misleading information about Social Security, send the complete advertisement, including the envelope it came in, to:

Office of the Inspector General Fraud Hotline
Social Security Administration
P.O. Box 17768
Baltimore, MD 21235

Scams can also happen online. A growing tactic for scammers is to use online dating sites. According to the United States Postal Inspection Service’s recent messaging, before starting an internet-based relationship, we should always keep our personal details to ourselves until you meet face-to-face. Next, do an internet search of the other person’s name and the town they claim to be living in.

Here are indications that someone may not be who they say they are:

  • A mismatch between their name and the name embedded in their email address.
  • There are obvious spelling and grammar errors.
  • They asked if you would send or receive money/packages on someone else’s behalf.
  • They need money right away due to a medical emergency, or they need a visa or air tickets. Or, a business opportunity arose that was too good to turn down. Can you wire a loan?

If anyone asks for your Social Security number, never give it to them. And if they are specifically pretending to be from Social Security, please report the information to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online.

Protecting your information is an important part of Social Security’s mission. You work hard and make a conscious effort to save and plan for retirement. For more information, please visit the Office of the Inspector General’s website.

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369 thoughts on “Scams Come In Many Different Forms

  1. I have been receiving robocalls in recent weeks, stating my Social Security account has been ‘frozen’ for various reasons. It is obviously a scam, but everyone should be advised to ignore those types of calls. Perhaps a PR campaign is needed.

    • I just received a call saying my SS number will be cancelled because it was being used all over the country for suspicious activities. It was a robot sounding voice. It said I had to call back before it is permanently cancelled. Is this a legit call or is it a scam?

      • Hi Julie. 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.

        • Same here. I keep getting calls. Voicemail says ssn is getting canceled. Ex. Voicemail from 8880492543. “ your social security number with immediate effect due to __ all your social benefits will be canceled until further clearance in case you feel this is due to an error you may connect with ___ social security administration in order to connect with a social security administration officer press one now in case we did not hear from you your social will be blocked permanently to connect with the officer now press one ____ “ and it continues on.

          • I have been getting 3 calls per day in the last 3 days saying my SS # is involved in a legal activities and all that and left a number for me to call. It is not a 1-800 number. Obvious bogus call but sound quite real. # they call from: 1-800-861-9657, 1-800-886-4945, 1-833-772-6777,

          • Happened to me today, they left voice mail claiming criminal use of my SSN. Caller ID read “Scam Likely.” Thankful I checked it out, it scared me.

        • Just got the voicemail that my ss# will be deactivated because of some fraudulent transactions in Texas. The phone number came from 202-299-0002.

          • I received the same call and I called back and it felt weird so I told them I did not feel comfortable giving out information over the phone and was told ” why did I called back wasting their time” so I hang up The number was 917-920-2516

          • I received a similar call today – when I pressed 1 the call hung up. From the 864 area code and a 404 exchange. The total phone number was not retained by my cell phone.

          • I got one of this calls from Texas saying my there was some fraudulent actions and I needed to call them back at a 201 area code. I figured it was a scam so I never called back. I hope people go to the SS website or call social security instead.

        • I just got a call from 1-844-316-6956 saying there was “suspicious activity” using my social security number and asked that I call back the above 844 number. Definitely not doing it.

      • I have actually worked with an active group to help stop these and other scam calls. What we have done and works a lot is posting messages on social media with the phone numbers to warn people of the scam. We also use google voice (a free service) to call back the numbers that are scamming people. When we get 4 to 5 hundred people calling the numbers we are holding there line up and preventing them from calling out and after a few hours the numbers become “out of service”. I wish more could be done but for now we are doing are best. Ps: I don’t work for any part of the government but have worked in cyber security in the past.

    • Same here. I keep getting calls. Voicemail says ssn is getting canceled. Ex. Voicemail from 8880492543. “ your social security number with immediate effect due to __ all your social benefits will be canceled until further clearance in case you feel this is due to an error you may connect with ___ social security administration in order to connect with a social security administration officer press one now in case we did not hear from you your social will be blocked permanently to connect with the officer now press one ____ “ and it continues on.

      • I received 3 Robocalls yesterday from 3 different numbers 844-390-2205, 866-198-4996 and 855-235-6274. Each one after the first was more threatening saying there was now a warrant out for my arrest. I knew it was as scam because I had just read an article on the yahoo news feed about it. I wish people would find something else to do with their time.

        • I recieved 4 yesterday and all 4 numbers were different and they were the numbers you show.I did not listen to what they had to say after that, cause you are excepting their call and who knows what will happen after that .

    • I’ve received three calls telling me my SS number is being used in several places in Texas. Being the recipient of multiple robo calls for many months now, I simply hung up as I’ve done with other robo calls. Once they get your number, you’re in for the long haul unless you change your phone number — which I have done — 5 times now……they still get the number.

      • Hi Mrs. Geraldine. 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.

    • I just received a call from ‭+1 (817) 984-9312‬ with a similar message. The ID was Ft Worth TX. I get crazy calls very often, some from #s meant to appear local.

    • Scammers are still calling, using number 800-292-3492. They claim they are from SSA and I need to talk with them about suspension of SSA account due to suspicious activity.

      • Yo, Doug.. There still are places in the world where you can avoid taxes and medicare. Instead, they take your money, goods, and younger women in the family at the point of a passel of guns. You might want to check out some of those places and move to one of them.

    • I got one to out of San Antonio Texas and get this they left me a voice mail on my cell phone.Heres the no. to be on the look out for 210 399 4459 .

    • Had about 3 calls in past few weeks about legal complaints against my SS numbers and if I don’t contact them to take legal action immediately, I could face garnished wages, etc……. i just hang up. They are all robocalls. How is this legal?

    • just got a new one today 29th October 2019. This is what the message said; ”
      Just to inform you that the Department of Social Security Administration and the reason you have received a phone call from our department is to inform you that there is illegal and Forstmann action filed on your social security number for fragile and activities so when you get this phone call kindly call back to us at the earliest possible before we begin with the legal proceedings on our number that is 912-721-7693 I repeat 912-721-7693″. I looked up the number on google and they have a new number please block!
      http://nomorobo.com/lookup/912-721-7693
      I called back several times and each person identified themselves as an “agent” even though they were not.

    • I have just received several calls in the last 24 hours, many with the 855 area code. One in particular stating today that my SS# was cancelled due to suspicious activity. The # was 1-855-748-8510. Gotta love them scammers! I get inundated with up to 15 calls a day now with strange area codes, I just don’t even answer my phone anymore, now I guess they record your voice too, so I hear…..

  2. Thanks for the information, I’ve been having thoses problems of some one pretend to be social security workers wanting my social security number. Just scammers trying to take my benefits away from me!

    • Yrs, we have also, telling g us our number has been frozen and if we don’t contact them a warrant will be issued for our arrest! What a scam!

  3. I’ve received three calls this week telling me that I will be losing my disability because they have detected fraud in my name. Online I was told that if I experience fraud I could call the inspector general‘s office and report it. What I got after several button presses and calling back to redo my button presses was a recording telling me that if I got a call that I thought was probably a scam I should just ignore it. Thanks. So helpful. I knew it was a scam. I was reporting them and had three different phone numbers to give so that maybe somebody could investigate. What a surprise, nobody is going to investigate. I would hope that the majority of the population knows that Social Security never calls anyone. You can’t get through to them when you try to call let alone any of them making a phone call out.

    • I am frustrated for the same reason. The information I read, said to call to report fraudulent calls, and I got the same run around. If they just want us to ignore the call, why don’t they just say that, instead of giving us information that indicates we should call to report it.

    • SSA Claims Specialist might call you if you had filed a Claim online. They may have questions, regarding your online application. FYI

    • I had the same issue. Several different articles and blog posts on this website direct those of us who have received scam calls to call the Inspector General or report it online, but those only accept reports of fraud (someone inappropriately receiving SS benefits), not reports of scam calls. I filed my situation with the Federal Trade Commission. I just googled “report government scam call” and clicked on the first option that looked legitimate (ironically).

  4. My husband and I receive almost daily SS scam cell phone calls. We don’t answer and the voicemail message gives us the SS scam information. They just don’t give up!!!

  5. Have been receiving 5-8 phone calls a day during the week of 08/011/2019 from various phone numbers. Each is a recording stating my social Security benefits have been suspended and press 1 for more information.

    • Linda, I received a call today which I did not answer, but the caller left a message using the same wordage. I knew it was a scam, and thought I should report it to SSA, but according to comments I’ve seen posted, it’s a waste of time. This should be investigated because many seniors might be vulnerable and probably give the scammer their SSN and even more info.

    • Same thing happened to me. The calls lasted about a week, maybe because I answered the first one, but I knew better than to “press 1” for more information as this has been all over the news. Eventually, they gave up. Robo voice had said my SSA acct had been disabled due to fraudulent activity, and I’m not even old enough for SS yet.

      • 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.

        • Luis – the SSA scam onlin email link provided is incorrect (missing the ‘:’ after ‘https’, to learn more about the SSA scam calls see this link:
          https://identitytheft.gov/SSA. I work for a regional AAA and handle elder abuse funding contracts with 70 WI counties. I find SSA alerts extremely valuable and share them on our state APS listserv (which I moderate).

  6. This Article does not mention telecon requesting you to call because of SS inquiries on a piece of personal social security information. Plus, when I tried to contact SS Inspector General on line it was very difficult! Why?

  7. How amazing I just went to a SSI advocate and he told me my Social Security benefits were all wrong . Someone did the Medicaid assesment wrong He spent the whole morning clearing it up. I am relieved I qualify for many needed dental and medical needs . I can assess them next month

  8. 8/2019
    Dear SSA Commissioner:
    The SSA direct deposited money to my Chase bank account was hacked and stolen repeatedly from my account over 6 years using my bank cards. This person doing it was identified as Kenneth T. Morelli, but nothing was done to charge him, nor restore ALL the money he stole, and I had to take the fall for the great losses of unearned income, making me unable to pay my monthly bills. This situation was a terrible burden to me. The county court gave me many Orders of Protection, all being violated by Mr. Morelli. I am disabled since 2003 and retired in 12/2018 now, paying all my bills with $920/month, and buying food by SNAP $194/mo. Can you call me: 914-428-9603 to advise me?
    How can I recover this money lost? Do you have any suggestions that can be effective for me to reverse this great 6 year $$ loss?

    Sincerely,

    Karen Morra Mesh
    P.O. Box 8130
    White Plains, NY 10602

  9. With so many hacking and crazy eviction in nyc where lawyer uses the court system to get a hold of your ss # and who knows what or where it gets. It would be nice if ss # is not allow to use as reference and be use anywhere other than for ss office use it has been out of hands the past over 30+ years. Like medicare ss must change all ss # to all sa cardholder. We need special protection

  10. Thank you. I reported several different times, calls supposedly, made from the Social security administration. Found out they were scams. After I was stressed out about them!

  11. WOW… tut tut Social Security. I can’t read this, gray tiny font, Uggg! (especiallly with your aging audience),

    • Wendy, You might do well to have an eye exam. I started having problems w/ small print and a checkup shows there is an eye issue that needs tending to. Better a small surgery now than blind eye later. I see thiis print quite well with the good eye. Nearly impossible to read w/ only the other one.

  12. Before reading the article, a popup appeared with the following 3 options.
    1. Create an SS account
    2. Subscribe
    3. Retirement Calculator

    I selected 3 and then it requested my SS # however it did not hide my SS # as I put it in.
    Then I read the article and felt like I had been scammed. When entering you SS # I think the system should not display your full SS # on th input screen only the last four or not at all.
    So let me know if this was a scam or fix your input screen to not display full SS #!

  13. Dear LUCILLE:

    On 08/15/2019 we received your request to deactivate your online account at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount This change will take place immediately.

    If you did not make this request, call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. We treat all calls confidentially. We can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.
    Is this a scam??
    Thank you for using the Social Security Administration’s services at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount online.

    Please do not reply to this email, as we are unable to respond to messages sent to this address.

  14. My ex-wife stole my daughter’s SSD from my account. I reported it to the office inspector general and local office in Greensboro NC 2014. Nothing was done. This apparatus needs to be restructured. It’s to femanin biased..

  15. I have received two phone calls on cell phone, that my SS
    income
    is being held due to misuse of my SS number and to press
    1 to talke to a SS Representative. I didn’t press 1. I’m sure this is a scam wanting your information, it was a recorded
    call.

  16. These calls come in to my line in clusters. One day I had seven of them telling me my SS# had been compromised. I don’t talk to these callers and I hang up on them.
    It would be a wonderful day if these scams could be shut down.

  17. I get telephone calls claiming to be from Social Security and stating that my SSN has been frozen due to some misuse. This is something that you didn’t cover in your article and needs to be addressed. I know that Social Security does not operate in that manner but others may not realize that fact. Thank you for sharing this information.

  18. This never ending stream of intrusive and annoying robocalls and social security scams further underscores the need to only answer calls where you can clearly see who it is on caller ID, and when you clearly know that person. Not just a company name, because the scammers are known to spoof caller ID with legitimate names like “Social Security” and the like. Say what you want about other privacy issues with Google, but I do like the Google Voice service because it’s a separate phone number you can link to your regular phone number where it’ll basically pre-screen your calls so you can hear who it is when the person identifies themselves. If the call doesn’t clearly show a recognized caller ID, or the caller doesn’t want to state who is calling to Google Voice, then they can still leave a message, but it’s my choice whether to do anthing. In most cases, I just ignore them, block the number and tag their call as Spam.

  19. With regard to fraudulent robocalls, I have received them and attempted to notify SSA online about them. I have
    become totally discouraged with the process. One should be able to call SSA and report the phone number and city of origin and have the fraud department of SSA follow up on it …and NOT have to file a gazillion-page report!!!

  20. Periodically, I receive calls from 800 numbers requesting that I call back because there are urgent situations with my Social Security that need to be attended to.
    Thanks for the orientation.

  21. I am on Social Security for a minor disability there and enjoy how you put the important topics on here on this page about how to help the consumer and a person in real life there. I found such topics to be important there and enjoy how you put them on the page here.

  22. I was called on my work phone ,I-Phone, and the person said my social security account was being investigated for a lawsuit by the SS office. I hung up and was going to call them back but their phone number wasn’t left on my phone.

    • Hi, Thomas. 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.

    • Hi, Andrew. First, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. We hope this helps.

  23. Gee! What I write ? But I appreciate your faithful mailing my SS retirement checks very much! I am 81 years old and deaf & speech impairment. I am very graceful. Thank you very much, Social Security. May God bless you !

  24. I have received many phone calls stating there is a problem with my social security number. They have a number to call immediately.

  25. I received 2 calls on 8/14/19 from these 2 numbers 909-816-8780 and 909-699-8201 stating my benefits are being held due to illegal activities.

  26. I just received a robocall and a robo voicemail claiming to be social security administration. The claim was that my social security number has been suspended and I should call this 800 number

  27. I am constantly receiving telephone calls from individuals claiming to be representing the Social Security Administration, advising me that I am at risk of criminal punishment tied to my social security number. I don’t take the calls, and simply delete the voice messages. I’m sure you are aware of this type of telephone fraud, but just in case you’re not… Similar calls were coming from parties attempting to represent the IRS, and threatening that the taxpayer would be arrested, etc.

  28. I have been called at least 10 times by someone saying they are from Social Security and the have cancelled my payment and I need to call a number to have it reinstated. I just hang up. I know it is a scam. I have been helping a Senior Acting class that puts on performances all over Los Angeles to educate Senors about all kinds of different scams and this is one of them.

  29. Very helpful information for our Seniors. We need to keep updated on new tactics that scammers are using.
    Thank you!
    Plainfield Senior Center
    Plainfield, CT

    • Hi Ronald. 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.

    • Hi Judy. 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.

  30. I have got repeated calls saying my Soc. Sec. Number may have been used repeatedly. They left this number for me to call.(304) 245 6619. Is this a scam ? I have not called the number.

    • Hi Barbara. 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.

  31. My ID may have been stolen, what do I do about it?
    Do you issue a new SS card & number?
    My current # is 098327611

  32. My name is Ralph Shyduik Jr. I have recieved several calls lately that my ss# is fraudulenty being used in South Texas. How do I follow through on this to make sure nobody is using my number. I do not want to put any information on the internet in case this is how the got my number. I look forward to a response to protect myself.
    thank you
    Ralph Dan Shyduik Jr.

    • Hi Dan. 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.

  33. ‭+1 (929) 603-2201
    This number has been calling stating you are about to
    Take action against me.
    Please investigate.

    • Hi James. 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.

  34. I have received three calls so far from 800 numbers, claiming that due to suspicious activity, my SSN is suspended, along with all benefits and then prompting me to press 1 to speak with a representative. The numbers that called today are no longer in service when called back and the one from Friday answers with an automated prompt to press 1 if you are 50 or older. Obvious scams and definitely not what you would get with any federal government office.

    • Hi Julian. 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.

      • I have been receiving these type of calls numerous times a day for the last three weeks or so. I filled out a fraud report on line and that is about all I can do. You’d think they would stop calling the same number after a while

  35. There is a phone scam going on here in Southern New Jersey. It is not very sophisticated, but they attempt to tell you that there is a problem with your account that could result in legal problems for you. They want you to fix it immediately , and , of course, they ask for your info. It is a foreign person of indeterminate origin , and he gets aggitated when you do not comply. I asked for a number so I could call back, and he gave me a number that when dialed indicated there was no such number. It has happened to other people while I was in their presence in a two week span of time. Beware !

  36. Today I received a call from the Social Security Office with at phone number of 725-213-2853 that requested we call them back. That our (they did not leave a name) SSN has been forced to close and if we did not call them back, we would be arrested and/or we would get a letter that told us to appear in court. We have been receiving a number of calls from the SS Office threating us with legal actions. Just wondering if this is true and whether or not I need to contact them back. Or this is a scam and do not call them back.

    • Hi Carolyn. 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 have received 3 calls today claiming they are from the social security administration. They say there has bern some suspicious activity on my account and my social security number will be deactivated. The first 2 times I hung up but on the 3rd call I pressed 1 to talk with a so called representative. I didnt give them the chance to ask for my information. I yelled at them saying i have contacted my social security office and to stop calling this number

    • Hi Paula. 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.

  38. Just recieved a call from 715-683-0271 stating my SS number has been suspended due to suspicious activity. Press 1 for more information. Scammers!

    • Hi Linda. 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.

  39. I just received a call from this number +18883819750 . Telling me that my SS number has been used. I believe it is fraud.

    • Hi Michael. 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. I just received a phone call saying my social security number has been stolen and was used in criminal act like drugs and trafficking which is a lie and saying charges are going to be filed and that i need to get a lawyer

    • Hi Vivian. 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.

  41. Just received a voicemail from 707-173-7423 stating that it was the Department of Social Security Administration calling to inform me about shutting down my SSN due to suspicious activity. In my 50+ years, I’ve never heard it called anything other than SSA or the Social Security Administration. The “Department of” is the giveaway for me that this is a scam call.

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

  42. On June 22 I received a call saying there was a court order to suspend my account. 336-502-2200.
    On August 6th I received the same call from the same number but to call back on 888-970-1217.
    On August 19th the same call but a different number this time. 877-930-1715.
    They all say there is a court order to stop payments. One said to call the commonwealth.
    None of these came up on my phone as coming from s.s. I am sure this is a fraud but I depend on that check every month. I would love to get my hands on these people.

    • Hi Carminenatalejr. 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.

  43. Same here. I keep getting calls. Voicemail says ssn is getting canceled. Ex. Voicemail from 8880492543. “ your social security number with immediate effect due to __ all your social benefits will be canceled until further clearance in case you feel this is due to an error you may connect with ___ social security administration in order to connect with a social security administration officer press one now in case we did not hear from you your social will be blocked permanently to connect with the officer now press one ____ “
    and it continues on.
    Please stop the scam calls.

  44. I just received an automated call from ‭+1 (202) 742-9501‬ saying they have a lawsuit against me for fraudulent activity from the Social Security Administration.

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

  45. Would you contact anyone using an a robotic voice or altered voice about an issue. Or even a robotic voice identifying them as an officer but indicate you need to press 1 number to actually talk to an agent.

    • Hi Gary. 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.

  46. I was tired and emotionally stressed yesterday when I was called by “the Spark Energy Program Of Com Ed”. I ended up providing them with all my personal information: Full name, address, home phone number, date of birth, and SSN. Turns out they were working for a company that solicits business for the Spark Energy company, an independent power supplier that gets business by getting these phone application leads.
    This late in the process, how can I rectify my mistakes, and keep my personal information, including Social Security, safe?

    • THi Douglas. 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.

  47. I received a call from 612 444 0157, saying that there is Suspicious activity on my SSA number and that I will be arrested if I do not call them back. I called them back and spoke to Henry Brown Badge #CS129 He asked for my full name, date of birth and SSN.. Mr. Brown got very vulgar when I would not give him my full SSN for verification purposes. I said to him, if you are from SSA you should have my social since their is suspicious activity on my record. He said that I will be arrested soon. I told him to come and find me. He advised me that the authorities would be seeing me soon and then hung up.

    • Hi Aida. 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.

  48. I received a call today from 883-591-8186 advising me that my social security number has been suspended. I know this is not true. Please don’t fall for this type of scam.

    • I’m receiving calls from 5 days saying my social security number is suspended and I’m losing benefits these calls coming daily around 8:00 AM -8:10 AM from below numbers (everytime the number is new)
      +1 800-865-7209
      +1 800-482-0897

  49. I’m receiving robot calls from last five days that my social security number is suspended from below numbers, these calls are getting between 8:00 -8:10 in weekdays everyday
    +1 800-865-7209
    +1 800-482-0897

  50. I have been receiving phone calls for about two weeks now. Saying that my social security number is being used and to call them. The one I got today at 10:34 am saying that my social security number has been frozen. The number from today is 1-833-781-8208

  51. I am continually getting the “robo” calls claiming that my social security number has been frozen due to suspicious activity in whatever state that is not my state. I played along today and pressed “1” to find out more. I got some indian-sounding person who could barely say “Social Security Administration” and then asked what my name was. I told him he has been calling me, so he obviously knows who I am. he hung up. How can these calls be stopped. I AM on the Federal DO NOT CALL list.

  52. Like a lot of the rest of the comments, I received a phone call from 860-823-2266. It was a recording saying they were calling from the Department of Social Security Administration and my SS# would be suspended because of some suspicious activity. If I want to know more, I could press #1.

  53. I don’t see my earlier comment I wrote in which I stated that the representative I spoke to this morning told me I can not return to my application, to finish up. If I do and try to send it in, it will be blank. She said I have to completely start over. I have read in many places, including on this page that you can return to your application using a re-entry number. I called Social Security back because I didn’t want to do anything wrong. The woman I spoke to was SO nice and so helpful. She said that I can use my re-entry number to finish my application or make changes. I was nice to speak with such a pleasant person.

  54. Got a voice mail today, sounded robo or lady was 120 yrs old. How would SS Administration get my cell number.
    SCAM!!!;

  55. Similar experience to many. Call to my cell came from 625-362-5487 (disconnected if you try to call back) stating suspicious activity and a warrant for my arrest due to the suspicious SS# activity. Person had a bit of personal info on me and when I refused to give more he hung up. I filed an online report. Very unnerving!

  56. I just received a phone call which I think said it came from the social security administration (sorry the quality of the sound was low and English is not my first language). It threatened some sort of legal action. The call came from 1-800-994-2981. I thought it was a scam, but to be certain, I phoned back. I got somebody who claimed again to be from that same place (I think the social security administration). When I asked if it was genuine, I was told this was (obviously) and given a name of officer and “badge number” (not sure if the administration has any). I said thanks and asked if I could verify some of that online, asking if there was any website where I could check the information. The person said “bye” and hung up soon after that.

    I do freak out a bit (I know the administration is not always that forgiving) but given the number of scams and the attitude of the person, I assume it was a scam.

  57. I got three scam calls in the last two days from 1-833-906-3194.regarding my ss #. I hung up fast without listening to the whole msg. I’ll block the number.

  58. I received a voicemail yesterday from “Officer Marie Gomez”. The number was 832-598-8367, which is Houston, TX. The message said my “number has been suspended due to some reasons”. Just filed a report here on this site.

    • Hello rb. Thanks for checking in with us. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  59. I received a voice message stating to call SSN and I called back and individual wanted my DOB and SSI number and I hung up. You could hear other people talking in the background and person I was talking to sounded to be Puerto Rico

  60. I received an obviously fraudulent call today from 1-878-212-1601 Washington,Pa stating I should call a number about the consequences of my committing social security fraud.

    • Hello Connie. Thanks for sharing your experience. You may also report suspicious calls to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  61. In trying to be the wonderful wife she is, my wife tried to save me trouble (I can’t stand computers), and file for my lost Social Security card, which was lost when our house burned down (along with many others) in the recent Lilac Fire. She went to a site called:
    https://www.easy-apply.us/social-security-cards
    They charged her $39 to get me a new Social Security card. We just now called our bank and cancelled the $39 charge, which they said they did. The site above received my Social Security card number and other information. The thing that alerted me was that they accepted my birthplace as St. Louis, Montana, rather than St. Louis, Missouri. Has my Social Security number been compromised because of them receiving my SS number?

    • Hello Jack. Please keep in mind that most of our services are provided free of charge. Avoid disclosing your personal information unless you are certain of a person’s authority to have that information.
      As for a replacement Social Security card, please understand that you may NOT need a replacement Social Security card. In most cases, you will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is really the important thing.
      To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. We hope this helps.
      Representatives at our toll free number 1-800-772-1213, are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  62. I received a call from +14439473379. It was an automated system telling me they were going to take action against my bank account due to outstanding balance. I accidentally called back when I tried to copy the number called from. Some guy answered identifying shelf as social security administration. I heard the TV in the background. I said wrong number and hung up. Must have been from the USA because of what I heard on the TV

    • Hello Elizabeth. Thanks for checking in with us. We do not make random calls claiming “action against your bank account”. If you received such a call from someone claiming 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.

  63. I received a call stating that there was fraudulent activity with my social security number and the number had been suspended. It was an 800 number. Of course I did not react, and thought it was a scam.

  64. FYI- many scam calls over Labor Day weekend from: 868-371-7295& 868-350-8557. Both numbers show Chaguanas, Trinidad& Tobago as origin. Thank you.

    • Hi Gordon. 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.

  65. Received scam call from 410-849-6059. Robotic voice.
    It said there was fraudulent activity and to call them at that number.

    • Hi Dave. 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. Today 9/3/2019 received a call from 315-636-5401 stating my SS number has been suspended due to suspicious activity. I call them back. They were rude. They did not sound as SSA officials. They hanged up on me when I asked how they can verify that they are SSA officials.

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

  67. I received a phone call from an UNKNOWN number A man asking me to name my medication; he sounded credible. I refused to give any info and hung up.

  68. I just received a call on my cell phone that showed up as “Social Security Administration” which led to believe it was probably legit. The phone number in my logs showed as 1(866)366-9549. The caller said he was SS and he asked me to verify my name spelling. I did not however he then recited my name and I confirmed – it was correct. Next, he explained that my SSN was suspended because it was used in Drug Trafficking out of Texas (a state I have no connection to) and further explained that an arrest warrant was issued for me! He explained some other basic scenario things and then asked me to verify my SSN by reciting it to him. I told him I don’t give that out over the phone. He said they were coming to arrest me then and I will be behind bars. I said, ok, then we can have a more detailed discussion.

    This guy gave me his name which I assume is falsely used (he spelled it out for me) and gave me an ID number. They were Johnson Parker GS45189.

    I just wanted to alert people to this variation of scam and also let SS Admin know.

    • Hi Kirk. 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.

  69. I received a call on Sept 3 that my SSN was being investigated and that Legal Enforcement activity and if I didn’t respond to 706-403-0185 I would be charged with fraud activity. I tried to call and report it to SS Admin but all I get is is a 2 hour recorded message with every web site the Federal Government has. You don’t care, I don’t care.

    • Hi Jerry. 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 robocall today, Sept 9, 2019. It stated that my SS account will be suspended and I would have to call back that number (570-244-3720). That same number was listed on my phone as the Robocall. When I called that number a man asked me if I was Sylvia Rose. I am not and said so. He then said he would remove my number and hung up.

  71. I recI received a robocall today, Sept 10, 2019. It stated that my SS account will be suspended and I would have to call back that number (906-323*4094). That same number was listed on my cell phone

  72. I just received a robocall today from a number in Texas. They said I had to call right away, with my criminal attorney, because there has been a problem with my social security number. The number was 512-215-3774. I’ve never done anything criminal and I don’t have a criminal record, and I don’t have a criminal attorney. I can see why someone could be scared because they may not know robocalls are scams.

  73. I, too, have been getting fraudulent calls. They are coming more frequently all the time. Today there were calls from 3 different phone numbers, plus one “restricted” call that did not show the phone number. I don’t know where to report the bogus numbers (888/956-7486, 865/413-7044 and 888/386-6306).

  74. Well take issues with Medicare. We already pay our fair share of taxes. Then if our gross income from two years ago was over a certain amount, yet more is swiped from seniors. Maybe they only made that much then, but not now. Anyhow call it what you may, but a percentage of seniors view that as a form of fraud. It isn’t right, and it’s abusive to do that to seniors. And where is our money being pitched? If we are not utilizing Medicare it’s not toward us. But like I said we shouldn’t have to have more swiped from us. And the cutoff line isn’t really considered wealthy. They’re taking it out on middle class. It shouldn’t be up to the government to tell us how much to donate. That should be left to Higher Up.

  75. Hey SSA, I just got a call from +1(631) 238-3338 (apparently it’s from Montauk, NY) saying I was going to have my Social Security cancelled… only problem is, I’m still a student and haven’t paid into my Social Security. They even left a voicemail, but it was with a robotic voice. Just thought you all should know.

  76. Another call! Saying my SS # is being suspended due to heavy activity, money laundering & blah blah blah… I know this doesn’t happen to actually be SS calling, its scammers!!!!
    +18559324000 here is the number for this robo call

  77. my mom received a phone call sept 11, 2019 and they said that her SSN was used for suspeciuos acts on texas in el paso and we gave out the ssn what should we do my mom fears they might do something with her ssn
    Please help

  78. On September 16, 2019 I received a scam robocall very similar to the ones described above. I hung up without listening to the whole message and without saying anything. The number of the sender was: 1-281-062-9274

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

  79. I have been receiving a robo-call stating that an arrest warrant had been issued against me due to some sort of fraudulent activity on my SSN – from 2026435742

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

  80. I was receiving calls saying my SSN has been deactivated due to suspicious activity. My caller ID said “United States of America” so I took it seriously. I wasn’t able to call back the number, and I can’t remember exactly (it was a while back) but I think I was in Mexico and couldn’t dial a toll free number. I forgot about it after that, thinking if my number is really canceled, I’ll hear more from someone. Yesterday, I received a call saying something about a fraudulent income tax filing and that so far, I’m being linked with 4 crimes and that if I don’t call them within 4 hours, I will be taken into custody, except they didn’t say it like that – they said something like “Federal agents will come and arrest you” and I just thought “go ahead” because it wouldn’t take much investigating to see that I haven’t done anything, and I’m pretty sure if it was that serious, they wouldn’t be calling me. Anyway, I called the number they left – fast busy signal. I’d love to know what’s being done about this. It’s almost as if the government doesn’t care that people are getting scammed. I had a similar experience with a CraigsList scam – I called the police to report it, and they referred me to the FBI because internet crimes are Federal. She gave me a website address where I complete a report of the instance and that was that. I never heard another word. Very frustrating when people aren’t being protected because laws aren’t enforced because the government doesn’t have time and doesn’t care.

  81. Hi….Today I visited Social Security Administration to apply for a social security number. About an hour from the time I left the building, I received a call from 662 510 4195 claiming that my social security number will be cancelled because I got involved in money laundering. They went ahead to ask for my name and location, since am new in the United States, I thought the call was genuine. I gave them my name, level of study, date of birth and location. Kindly help

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

      • I Got a call from San Antonio Texas and they left a voicemail on my cell phone. The voicemail was I had better call them back immediately before they suspend my S S number and I get arrested. the no is 210-399-4459. I called them and he told me I had been embezzling money through my bank. I told him was not authorized to do that because Social Security sends a letter they don’t call. I asked him did he send a letter on several occasions and then he hung up on me.

  82. Received a phone call from 210 331 7270 saying my SS# had been compromised and I needed to call this number back before the case went to the State or I was arrested.
    I did nothing

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

  83. Hi, received a phone call today around 3pm saying my social security has be suspended. Gave me a phone number 415-446-9307 to call back. Called back it was a Verizon voice said the phone number has been changed or disconnected. So I called my Social Security office and they told me I need to contact you. I hope everything is ok.

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

  84. I too am receiving “Dear Citizen” calls that my ss benefits are being suspended. They are coming from 800-269-0271, 855-984-7771

  85. Talk about fraud. Ssa sent me two letters saying I owed a certain amount so I paid it. So now they jacked up amount to double what they initially said. Let me state this was open enrollment, there was no gap and I paid full amount for the quarter. I shouldn’t have to fight over what they wrongfully did to me. I paid it in full. This is yet another example of fraud on ssa part. And it’s for Medicare so I paid Medicare. Ssa included no envelope nor did it give billing address. So roll the dice and guess where to send payment?

  86. I just received a Robot call from this number# 336-754-9065, stating from Social Security and to avoid a penal subpoena from the office of the Inspector General. The robot call advised me to call a certain number but I hang up before getting the number. This call seems really suspicious…

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

  87. I just received a call from 614- 697-4425 stating they did an investigation and to call them immediately because i soon will be going to jail

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

  88. Same same i get robo calls saying “SSA call us back at 210–489-1661 (San Antonio Tx ) 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 activities so before this matter goes to the state court house and before you get arrested if you need any information or have a question kindly call us back” i dont even live in Texas so i know its a garbage scam.

  89. Just received a robo call this morning (from 888-469-3613) saying something to the effect that my SS number had been compromised and my benefits are being frozen. I hope there’s a special place in hell for those who seek to defraud and swindle people.

  90. My employer just received a spam call on her cell phone saying it was Social Security calling to let her know her account had been suspended due “irregular activity” on her social security account. The call identifier says it came from +1-844-571-4844. We are in Tampa, Florida.

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

  91. Same here, getting calls from 1-800-211-4485 – “This call is from Social Security administration to inform you that your Social Security number is going to be suspended for committing fraudulent activity under your SSN _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ can be arrested as well so to find out more information kindly press one…”

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

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

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

  92. I just received a call from 418-400-4661 informing me that my social security number has been fraudulently used in Texas. The caller then requested I press “1” to continue.

  93. Received phone calls from someone claiming to be from Social Security. They said my SS has been stop/closed d/t illegal activity and if I did not “press 1” I would be arrested. The numbers were not familiar and I blocked them. I talked with my son who is with the Sheriffs Department in Tillamook County, he said it is a scam.

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

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

  94. I have been recieving phone calls saying my social securty number has been used for fraudulent activity it sounds like a computer and when i call the number it is a computer sounding message they say they are going to have me arrested but nothing happens. I have put a block on the numbers that I get. Thank you

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

  95. just got a call from 800-957-4682 .. didn’t answer but got the following voice mail message: “Press one to speak to a social security officer; if you do not press one, a social security officer will start a law suit against you for social security fraud”.

    • Hi Krissy. 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 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. How do I know that this isn’t a scam? I thought the IRS does not contact taxpayers by phone or the internet, only by paper mail. Please respond to my concern. I will delete this email in 3 days if I do not receive an answer.

  97. Why can’t the SSA do anything about the continuous stream of fake SSA scm calls. I get several a week and unable to block because they keep changing the sent from number. Surely there is technology that can fix these thieves once and for all. Why does the SSA not take this problem more seriously than just issuing warnings. Sick of warnings – want action!!! It used to be viagra scams now its SS!!

  98. I received 3 calls from an official of the social security administration. did not answer any of the three.
    they left me three voice message for me to call them back and talk to them before they begging legal action and will be stopping all benefits.
    all three were different people calling from different phone.

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

  99. I have received 2 phone messages that I have suspicious activity on my social security and my number has been suspended. Then they want me to call a number and give my social security number to them!
    Fat chance!
    It is not the same voice or wording on these messages.
    I figure this is another scam!
    Please more info out to people.
    Most will laugh but a few will give them the numbers!

    • Hi, Trudy. Thanks for checking in with us. We are informing the public about these calls through TV and radio commercials, our website, our toll free number, as well as our Social Media sites. You can report Suspicious calls to the Office of the Inspector General online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  100. I get multiple voicemails everyday claiming to be from the SSA and that my account is being frozen due to suspicious activities. How can this be stopped?
    Thank you
    Robin A Robinson

  101. I have been getting phone calls on my home phone 1-208-267-9264 telling me that my SS number has been compromised and that I need to call them immediately at 1-330-366-2904. I have not answered these calls but they go to my answering machine. The calls say that they are from the SS Administration.

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

  102. I need to check further before I file this information. I have been a victim of identity theft 3 times and just want to make sure you are who you say you are.

  103. I’m getting phone calls on my cell phone from “hidden numbers” claiming to be from Social Security. I know it’s a scam when the call comes in so I don’t answer. I listen to the voice mail and then erase it. Because it’s a “hidden” number I can’t block it. I’d like to be able to send the information to your Fraud Unit. Any suggestions?

  104. Received several scam social security msgs on my home phone (land-line). They msgs went to my answering machine & address ‘suspicious’ activity against my SS number which will be suspended within 24 hrs and/or I will be arrested. I’ve saved these msgs & am now reporting the call back numbers to your dept.
    972-845-5378 and 516-303-8227. The calls have occurred since Mar., 2019. Obvious to me that they are scams but hope you can do something about them.
    Thank you.
    Shirley Sayles
    ssaylesrph@sbcglobal.net

  105. How do I find out who I worked for over the years? There seems to be a six year gap that no social security was taken out and I don’t remember where I was working during that time. Please help me in this matter, Thank You.

  106. Received a phone call telling me that I was in danger of being arrested, having my social security withheld and my bank account impounded. I did not reply. They did not ask name or anything else. Hope this was a scam.

    • Hi Judith. Thank you for checking in with us. What we can tell you is that we do not usually make random calls. If someone calls you saying that they are from Social Security, do not give them your personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams here. We hope this helps.

  107. I received a call on Wednesday stating that my social security number could have been at risk and caller said they would suspend my number. I never called back but kept message for future reference. I do believe this was a scam. A very different like foreign number. Please tell me I was right in not calling back.

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

  108. someone pretending to be from Social Security office keeps calling me saying we need to talk that someone is using my Social Security number. I have just been hanging up on them. Is there anything else I should do?

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

  109. I keep getting messages saying my SS# has been linked to drug trafficing overseas and my number has been suspended and if I don’t call them back at a . given number they are coming to arrest me.

    I ignore these calls, should I be concerned?

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

  110. Is this a real SSA phone number 737.214.1821 out of San Marcos, TX ? They say “Your Social Security number for a criminal activities so when you get the message kindly call back at your earliest possible on our number 737-214-1821 I repeat 737-214-1821 before we begin with the legal proceedings thank you and have a nice day…”

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

  111. I wish someone would do something to stop all of these scammers. They make it very hard to enjoy the Internet these days, everywhere you go they are there! I’m not going to get anything else online anymore until they do!

    • Hi, Louise. In a few instances, we will use marketing firms to help raise awareness of Social Security’s online services, and this includes creating a my Social Security account. We allow these firms to send E-mails that will take individuals directly to our website. Any links that you find within these E-mails should always point to a “.gov” web address. If you are not certain that an E-mail you received came from Social Security or one of our marketing partners, DO NOT click the links. Instead go directly to the Social Security website, www.socialsecurity.gov, and click on the my Social Security icon.  Visit our site to learn more about how to detect a fraudulent E-mail message, here. We hope this helps.

  112. Been getting phone calls from this number regarding my
    social security number is under investigation by the social
    security office.

    Phone number – 631-481-2390

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

  113. I get calls saying there is fraudulent activity on my account and it will be cancelled. I tell them the call is Bri g transferred to either the CBI, or the Colorado Attorney Generals office for Fraud. They hang up. Haven’t gotten a call in a few weeks.

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

  114. I received a lot of phone calls stating my social security number has been compromised. I just hang up and block the number and they call using a different phone number. I wish I could find out who they are and report them.

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

  115. I receive calls at least once a week threatening me with legal financial action including loss of benefits. Each call comes from a different 800/900 number, and never the same one twice. It is always a recorded message, with no opportunity for me to speak to anyone live.
    I fully realize these must be the basis of a scam operation, but still have not been able to figure how it works. I also have other calls coming in that are attempts to hack into my wifi and computer. But I have no way of knowing if they may be related.
    Thank you.

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

  116. I received a call that sounded like a voicemail because I wasn’t permitted to talk to the voice on the other end. It sounded threating as the voice stated that I need to get a lawyer as I have been found guilty of social security fraud. That I was going to jail. I’ve always kept my Social security number to myself and unless I have made a mistake at some time in my life regarding social security I have NEVER asserted in writing or by voice per phone call any untruths regarding social security. I don’t understand why I have received this phone call and do believe it to be a scam of some sort. But I don’t know how to go about verifying that this call was actually a scam. who can I call to find out if social security has actually made this phone call to me?

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

  117. We have been receiving phone calls telling us our social security card has been use in a scam. They do not leave a number, just telling us to contact the Social Security Office. We have hit redial, but we are told there is not number, it is always an 800 number that comes up but does not stay on the phone contact numbers. Would you please let us know if there is any truth.

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

  118. how do I know this email is not a scam?
    I would like something in the mail like I have seen on the news and not reply to anything on the phone or on line.

    • Hi, Sharee. In a few instances, we will use marketing firms to help raise awareness of Social Security’s online services, and this includes creating a my Social Security account. We allow these firms to send E-mails that will take individuals directly to our website. Any links that you find within these E-mails should always point to a “.gov” web address. If you are not certain that an E-mail you received came from Social Security or one of our marketing partners, DO NOT click the links. Instead go directly to the Social Security website, http://www.socialsecurity.gov, and click on the my Social Security icon. Visit our site to learn more about how to detect a fraudulent E-mail message, here. Thanks!

  119. I have been receiving automated calls lately that say they are from the Inspector’s Office of the SSA. The recording says that my ss# has been used for fraudulent purposes and they are issuing an arrest warrant. This is not legit is it?

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

  120. I was getting recorded phone messages in a computer voice saying my SS account was going to be cancelled due to a compromised SS number. I knew it had to be fake and that the SS admin would never do such a thing nor make phone calls like that. But FYI, that’s another form of scam.

  121. I received a phone message this morning around 11:34EST that there is believe my social security number was used recently for fraud activities. I haven’t been in that location and have no idea of this. I tried calling back the number listed with my message but got a message that phone number is no longer valid. I am at 904/298-1184 and 904/673-2953. Please call me to discuss. I know nothing but do want to resolve any false information.

    Mike FORDE
    Orange Park, Florida.
    mikefpics@gmail.com
    904/673-2953

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

  122. I get many calls claiming that my SS number is about to be suspended because of illegal activity I generally hangup the phone but who is it >?

    • Hi John. We are informing the public about these calls through TV and radio commercials, our website, our toll free number, as well as our Social Media sites. Keep in mind, we do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  123. I just received another robo-call threatening action against me unless I call to resolve the problem. Saying my SSN has been used creating fraud. Out of curiosity I called the number back and got what sounded like a phone bank (lots of people in the background taking or making phone calls). They answered “Social Security Adminitration”. They asked for my name to “check into something so I just hung up. The number they called from is 631-830-0656. Please be wary of any robo-calls from this number. Just hang up and ignore.

  124. Robot call, told me to press one to speak to an agent. Got what sounded like a boiler room and a man with an Indian accent. Asked my name which he could not pronounce and did not have me spell for him. Then asked for the last 4 of my ssn. Hung up on him then. Number was: (800) 942-0594. I hung up.

  125. What if I think I have been scammed about Diabetic blood sugar device where I gave them the information from my Medicare card. About a week ago.

  126. I received a phone call yesterday and was told that there was unusual activity on my Social Security number. Knowing that SS only contacts you through the mail I know that it was a scam and i’m hoping that who ever it was has no access to my number.

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

  127. I received a letter thanking me for my change of address, but I have not moved. I am now on the phone in the midst of an INTERMINABLE hold, waiting to talk to someone to help me straighten out your error. It seems to me that it should be much easier to fix this issue online than to sit on the phone for an hour or more, but SSA does not give me that option. I can either call (which I am in the midst of doing) ior visit an office, which would be even more time-consuming. This is very frustrating!

  128. You know somebody called me yesterday from this number 219-985-3382 and they were telling me that they were the Social Security Administration and that somebody had found my card in a abandoned car on the border of Texas I’ve never been to Texas I’m in San Diego California I still have my social security card in my wallet and that they said that somebody is using it to get into my account and that I have to change my number and I’m like what are you people crazy don’t you know you’re stupid and people are not going to believe you but they kept on with all year you’re going to lose your social security number unless you verify it with us please call them get them arrested for what they’re doing because of the illegal it’s scary and it’s not right do something to them please

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

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

  129. Strange review request and letter just got sent me, strange writing and questions and format just didn’t fit previous cities or statements very strange question are form, said possiblity of a bigger review could happen.

    • Hi Kevin. Thank you for checking in with us. Keep in mind that we do send letters and notifications to beneficiaries. However, if you or anyone receives a suspicious letter or call saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious letters or calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General online. You can also report call scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a site specific to Social Security call scams here. We hope this helps.

  130. I was contacted yesterday (10/18/19) by someone claiming to be Social Security. They accused me of fraud, money laundering, and drug running. They had a lot of my personal information which concerns me. I am contacting my financial institutions and credit card companies and alerting them of suspicious activity.

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

  131. Left a message on this site within the last half hour reporting a scam contact. I forgot to report the phone number on which they contacted me. The number they used was;
    430-209-0586.

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

  132. Good grief, everybody and his/her/their want my SSN. Can’t get much of anything done w/o it, since outdated systems still use it as an identifier. I’d like to slap silly the congresscritters who said using ssn for id was okay in the first place. (Not a threat, but an expression of frustration) Do-over was a good idea. Hope it’s not too late.

    Thanks for asking.

  133. Oct. 21, 2019 (11:45 a.m. Central Time Zone)

    I just received a phone call from: 1-888-658-0532

    The phone call was a recorded message. It claimed to be from the Social Security Administration. The recording said “your Social Security number is being cancelled due to fraudulent activities.”

    I hung up the phone.

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

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

  134. To whom it may concern,

    Someone contacted my husband and I, stating that our Social Security would stop because of fraud and that we need to contact them as soon as possible. They left a phone number but we did not call them back. We always heard, that the Social Security department would contact you by letter. Is this correct?

  135. I have received many phone calls from Florida and South Carolina stating they are the Social Security office and they are going to stop payments so I need to contact them immediately. I have saved both the numbers and the messages left on my cell phone if you choose to pursue them. My name if Jannie Tadlock. My phone number is 270-912-4440 and my email address is jannie.tadlock@yahoo.com

  136. Lately I have had a phone call that says my s.s. Number has been compromised and Its urgent I call a number . I didnt as knew it didn’t sound right. They called 3 times.

  137. I have recently received a phone call on my iphone giving me a warning that this is the last message of this type telling I must do something to protect my Social Security account…I hung up promptly never listening to the whole message. Am I correct in thinking the SSA like the IRS does not use the telephone to call citizens?

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

  138. On Monday, October 21, 2019, I received an email saying “we found some suspicious activity so if you want to know about this case just press 1 thank you this call is from the Department of social security administration… It further stated “we suspend your Social Security number…

    Of course I knew this was a scam and didn’t respond. Phone number is 512-033-2828

    • Hi Elaine. Thank you for checking in with us. From time to time, we may send emails to beneficiaries who have a personal my Social Security account. We are also informing the public through TV and radio commercials, on our website, our toll free number, as well as our Social Media sites, to be aware of scams. If you or anyone receives calls, letters, text messages, or emails saying that they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls, letters, text messages, or emails should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General online. We hope this helps.

  139. I have received (3) voicemails on my cell phone this week stating “Action filed on your social security number for fraudulent activities. So when you get this message kindly call back at at the earliest possible on our number before we begin with the legal proceeding at 737-200-8124.”
    Two of the calls came from 337-508-1005 and one from 737-200-8119.

  140. Lost my wallet how can I receive a replacement SSA card Tks Ronald C Fledderman 4434 O’Casey Dr CC TX 78413. 361-815-9208, 361-445-1616 ssn Xxx-xx-0104

    • Hi, R C. First, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps.

  141. Ironically, I was on My Social Security online opting out of mail notifications when a call came through about my S.S. number, They said it was deleted and if I wanted to know more, I should push 1. I hung up instead. Here is the number they called from: 1-800-643-2364.

  142. Great stuff to let people know about . I saw the email and was concern that this was a scam. You might want to put some sort of security on the front end . I am still not sure .

  143. I was victim of Social Security when they told me that they were going to take my Social Security Benefits away from me & my Social Security Number away, too . Cause I was a fraud to them. I got the number that they call from was in Fresno, Ca. I knew they were not Social Security people.

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

  144. Question please, Have received three telephone calls this week from someone who claims to be calling from the Social Security office and needs to have me switch over ( by pressing button 1 ) to speak to an officer about someone using my SS number fraudulently. Does the SS use this style of communication ???

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

  145. Had a scammer supposedly from Social Security about something fraudulently on my account. They forward by call, when they got on the phone I didn’t say anything, after a few seconds they asked if they could help me. I said I don’t know, that they had called me and they hung up immediately!

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

  146. I found this article interesting. Especially since I have experienced a few different scams so far. Lately, I have gotten several phone calls on multiple weeks telling me it was Social Security calling and my account was being suspended because someone had been fraudulently looking into my account. I have ignored each attempt. Because I have heard many times that SS will not call people.

    On another occasion I was attempting to invest in a condo that was for sale and the people asked for my DOB, CDL, Social security number and my bank account numbers to check my background. I refused to give them my whole SS # but provided the last 4 digits of it and of my bank accounts.

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

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  148. Yesterday I received 2 calls
    #1. 2:10pm from Oconomowoc phone 262-354-1143 Officer Amanda Barnes Social Security fraud south border of Texas press one left message on answer machine
    #2 5:07pm from P Aguilar phone 262-354-4948
    same message and have a good day on answer machine

    Thank you

    • I received a similar message as your #1. I called them back (suspicious it was a scam) and asked if they could give me any information that would make it clear they were legitimate. The guy (who had an accent I couldn’t trace, I think it may have been Indian) gave me a name, badge ID number, and physical location. I thanked him, let him know I’d be reporting this to the Federal Trade Commission, and that I’d call back if they deemed it was not a scam. “Alright.” Which was just an odd way to respond. Anyway. I reported it.

      My first call had said that someone with my SSN had been detected with criminal activity so they were calling to let me know. I figure that if someone with my SSN has been doing criminal activity, I’ll hear about it from the police. I’m not doing any crimes, so if the police contact me I’d be just fine.

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

  149. I have received two calls, each from a different phone number in Dallas, Texas. The numbers are: (214) 730-1121; (214) 487-5588. Both calls were received on October 8th.
    The caller stated that he was from the Department of Social Security. He said that my Social Security number had been suspended because of “suspicious activity”.
    I did not respond to either call. Both calls appeared to be recordings; the voice and messages were identical. I blocked both phone numbers and have had none since.
    I have received no emails or regular mail from Social Security regarding suspicious activity.
    Please advise me as to whether these phone calls are legitimate or that they may possibly be scams.
    Thank you.

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

  150. I received a phone message with a woman telling me to call a number starting with 804 area code. What action does SSA recommend?

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

    • Hi Thelma. Yes, we may, at times, call beneficiaries. We do not usually make random calls. If anyone receives calls saying they are from Social Security, do not give out any personal information. Suspicious calls should be reported to the Office of the Inspector General online. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a site specific to Social Security scams, here. We hope this helps.

  151. I received a scam phone call. I’d like to report it to the proper authorities. I called the number (1-800-269-0271) and visited the website provided in this article to report, but both only accepted reports of social security fraud, not reports of people trying to get my SSN. I already reported it to the Federal Trade Comission (FTC) Complaint Assistant, but I want to make sure I’m reporting it to the right office. Do I also report the scam to the Social Security Administration?

  152. I received multiple calls today with voicemails which I deleted from 325-576-6028 saying to call back before they proceeded with legal proceedings.

  153. I keep receiving voicemail messages saying that I’m going to be arrested because they found something on my social security. Do I just delete these messages

  154. I received a call from 888-907-5573 for me to call back to inform me there is a legal enforcement action filed on my SSN for fraudulent activity so before this matter go to the state court house and before you get arrested if you need any information or have any questions kindly call us back at 888-907-5573.
    I did call that number back and a man answered with “Social Security Administration” greeting. Usually if I call back the number is not in service so I am confused as to whether this is a scam or not.

  155. I continue receiving telephone messages stating that my SSN is involved in fraudulent activity and I am supposed to call a number. The message is not clear about whether I am (allegedly) committing fraud or someone is using my number fraudulently.

  156. I received a telephone call from 430-102-4421. I was not at home at the time so the caller (a male) left the following message: He said my social security card was being suspended if I did not call the number back. I did not call it back as I am sure it is a scam. Just wanted you to know.

  157. Hi for the past weeks I have been getting calls about my social security fraudulent charges they come in from all over the most recent is from Kansas they say if I don’t call them back they will put a lawsuit against me thenumber I should call is 316-444-3823 this has to stop I get them all hours of day and night…..Keep alert

  158. Received a call a few minutes ago with a voicemail message claiming to be Social Security, from 800 785 3154. Sounded pre-recorded.

  159. I have been receiving phone messages from 833-827-4237 regarding that “there is a legal enforcement action has been filed on my SSN for fraudulent activity so before this matter goes to state court house and before you get arrested please call us at 1833-827-4237”

  160. I am being called by a voice message that says ‘this is the Social Security Administration. Your Social Security number is being suspended because of criminal activity associated with your number. Please call the following phone number at the end of this call: 1-845-243-5633″
    The phone number is always the same. It is coming from New York. Of course, I am very upset by these calls and what they mean.
    I am also having an extremely hard time logging to my account online, So I am wondering if this is actually a true statement! Please contact me asap to help me.
    Thank you. Joanna Webb
    Phone: 410-991-4457

  161. I was called from 1 800 071 9610 . I disregarded the call and a msg was left which said that all of my benefits would be denied and my number voided if I did not speak to a SSA rep in the concerns dept.

  162. I have been receiving daily calls from 1(866) 945-2809 stating that it is Law Enforcement and that suspicious activity has been found associated with my card. I called back and somebody answered the phone saying it was the social security office. When they asked for my name, I told them that if there’s a problem with my social security to please send the info by mail. They immediately hung up, didn’t even let me finish talking.

  163. A gentleman called me from phone number 315-325-8516 which is in Geneva,NY. He stated on the phone that he is a SSA investigator and that there is a lawsuit against me and that my SS number has been suspended and he needed to verify my phone number, name, and SS number to which I responded if he works for SSA then he has my SS number and I refused to give any information he then abruptly hung up when I asked his name and for his SSA curdentuals so I could call the SSA and verify that there was a problem. Please investigate this and prosecute this act of impersonation .
    Thanks

  164. I just received the same kind of call- told me to call back immediately. My call was a robot call stating I had action being taken against my ss#.
    The number it left was 346-347-7601. It was also a texas prefix that was called from.
    Scammers need a new hobby…just saying

  165. I have been getting 3 calls per day in the last 3 days saying my SS # is involved in a legal activities and all that and left a number for me to call. It is not a 1-800 number. Obvious bogus call but sound quite real. # they call from: 1-800-861-9657, 1-800-886-4945, 1-833-772-6777 and 1-800-957-0445
    When the say “SOCIAL SECURITY how may I help you. Simply say you called me…
    They seem to get frustrated and hang out.

  166. Received 7 calls from “ssa”regarding fraud using my SS#. It came from 5187043321. When he would not provide his name, Employee ID or his SS Employee number, I was informed that unless I provide my SS that he could not give me the info. I refused and the caller advised that my SS# was suspended. I asked them to provide the number they had on record, they provided a number that wasn’t even close. I was then advised that the SS police were at my door to arrest me. I asked for their names and I was told to look for two men in black clothing. (MIB). They advised me to disregard the call and hung up.

    Just want you to know

    Thank you

  167. just got a call from someone claiming to be from your office about a car rental in Florida that had drugs in the car and also in El Paso Tx. they wanted my last four digits of social and my name. could that be trouble for me from a scammer?

  168. was contacted via phone from # 239 217 8989, threatening that my social security number had been flagged or something for fraud, and that I was going to be prosecuted if I did not select to speak with someone. the call was a robo call it seemed.

  169. I received a call from number +1 877-405-7679. The voice was recorded, sounded robotic, and it said that my Social Security Account has been suspended due to suspicious activity. If I wanted to hear more, I should press “1”.
    I hung up, assuming it was some kind of scam, but I now worry about my account. I rely on SS as a large part of my income. Who should I call?

  170. Recently I have recieved multiple recording stating that fraud activites involving my ss number and i need to call this number. 518-7043319, another number 210-686-7579. I didn’t call the numbers but wanted to report it.

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