The Social Security Administration has issued a SCAM ALERT to remind recipients that they will never threaten, scare, or pressure you to take an immediate action.
If you receive a call, text, or email that…
- Threatens to suspend your Social Security number, even if they have part or all of your number;
- Warns of arrest or legal action;
- Demands or requests immediate payment;
- Requires payment by gift card, prepaid debit card, internet currency, or by mailing cash;
- Pressures you for personal information;
- Requests secrecy;
- Threatens to seize your back account;
- Promises to increase your Social Security benefit;
- Tries to gain your trust by providing fake “documentation,” false “evidence,” or the name of a real government official…
…it is a SCAM! Do not give scammers money or personal information — ignore them!
When possible, report suspected Social Security scams here: https://oig.ssa.gov