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Social Security Robocall Scams

Spot It

Scammers are pretending to be the Social Security Administration (SSA) and try to get your social security number or your money. Below is one example, telling you your benefits will end. Other scams include lies about suspending your social security number because of suspicious activity or a crime, reactivating your social security number, your bank accounts being seized, etc.


Audio Transcript:

… your social security number with immediate affect.  Due to this all your social benefits will be canceled until further clearance.  In case you feel this … in error you may connect with legal … social security administration.  In order to connect with a Social Security Administration officer press 1 now.  In case we did not hear from you, your social will be blocked permanently.  To connect with the officer now press 1 and you will be automatically be connected with a Concerned Departments.  We did not receive any input, dear citizen in order to speak with social security personal regarding your social security press 1 and this automated system will connect you the officials.  Press 1 now to connect.


Stop It

This is a scam. Hang up immediately and never press 1.

The Social Security Administration will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards. Never give any part of your Social Security number to anyone who contacts you. Never give your bank account, credit card number or any other personal or financial information.

If you’ve received this kind of robocall or have fallen for an SSA scam, file a complaint with our office; the Federal Trade Commission; or call toll-free, 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357).

Additional tips for robocalls can be found here.