Scam Alert: Social Security Won’t Suspend Your Account
We warn you regularly at this website about Social Security scams, but it bears repeating often, as emphasized by a scam call I received just a few days ago. The caller represented himself to be from the Social Security Administration, advising that my Social Security account had been suspended because I was accused of fraudulent activity, and that I should “press 1” to get it resolved (Interesting that those guilty of a fraudulent scheme told me I was suspected of fraud). In any case, I immediately hung up and reported the call, including the phone number from which it came, to the Office of the Inspector General for Social Security (www.oig.ssa.gov). Which is what you should do if you get a similar call. This article by Sarah Brookbank appearing at Cincinnati.com “The Enquirer” discusses the Social Security scams that are regularly foisted upon vulnerable American seniors – how to spot the scam calls, and what to do when you receive one. Click here to read more.