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What should I do if I get a call claiming there’s a problem with my Social Security number or account?

(Source: Social Security Administration)

If there is a problem, we will mail you a letter with your Social Security number. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. Recently, scams—misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems—have skyrocketed. Continue reading…

In a related post, the Social Security Office of the Inspector General recently announced the availability of an online reporting process for suspected scam calls. Learn more about it here…

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Comments On This Topic

  1. “Mr. Mouse:”

    This is a rapidly growing concern among Social Security beneficiaries, and SSA has issued the guidance referenced in the outbound link noted in this article. In any case, SSA is quick to point out that their representatives will “only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us.” They welcome reports of these scam calls…contact the Office of the Inspector General, and you can do that online now.

    Gerry Hafer
    AMAC Foundation

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