The social administration administration and the inspector's general warn the public to be aware that callers say they are from social security. Never give sensitive information like your social security number or bank information over the phone. Make sure social security employees will never threaten threats or accept benefits over the phone.
There has been an increase in these complaints. You can take down the information from anyone who says they are calling from social security, hanging up and then calling the official department number. Remember, never give personal information to a stranger.
If a person receives these calls, he or she should report the information to the OIG Fraud Hotline at 1
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