We are getting these calls every day! A scam
If there is a problem, Social
Security Administration (SSA) will mail you a letter
with your Social Security Number. Generally, the
SSA will only contact you if you have requested a
call or have ongoing business with the SSA. Recently,
scams—misleading victims into making cash or
gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security
number problems—have skyrocketed. HANG
SSA employees will never threaten you for in-
sonal information or money.
• Tell people that their Social Security number has
crease, in exchange for information.
• Contact people to demand an immediate payment.
• Ask people for credit or debit card numbers over
a prepaid debit card or gift card.
• Demand that people pay a Social Security debt
without the ability to appeal the amount you owe.
and asks for: Cash; Retail gift cards; Prepaid debit
cards; or Wire transfers. Never provide payment to
callers over the phone.
Do not provide personal information, money, or
retail gift cards; and report details of the call to the
how to do it!
Social Security Fraud Hotline, P.O. Box
the phone number from your caller ID be sure to
include that. Do NOT include your Social Security
Number in your letter (the SSA already has your
1-800-269-0271 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
cluding Federal holidays
1-866-501-2101 for the deaf or hard of hearing
To receive a large print version by email, send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added
to the Large Print List Serv. Be sure to include
Our large print version is also posted on our NCRGEA
We also provide a copy to Friends of the Blind for
audio recording: www.friendsoftheblind.org.
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