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Fake Calls about Your SSN

Lately, there has been an immense amount of fake phone calls in the Rochester Region. There have been several reports sent to the FTC about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to obtain your Social Security number along with your money. Some of these scam calls may include an occurrence that involves drugs, sending money out of the country illegally or someone has used your SSN to apply for a credit card. The scammer will call claiming that your social has been blocked and will ask for you to confirm the social security number. All these calls are nothing but a scam. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The SSA will never call and ask for your Social Security Number.
  • Your caller ID may show the SSA’s real phone number but scammers can easily disguise this to show any caller ID they desire.
  • Never give your Social Security number to anyone who contacts you nor confirm the last 4 digits.
  • Anyone who asks you to pay with a gift card, wire money or send cash is a scammer.

For further information on the fake calls visit: www.consumer.ftc.gov.

 

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