By ELIZABETH PIVONKA
Scammers go to great lengths to trick you out of your personal information. We want to help you protect your information by helping you recognize a Social Security imposter.
There’s a widespread telephone scam involving callers claiming they’re from Social Security. The caller ID may even show a government number. These callers may tell you there’s a problem with your Social Security number. They may also threaten to arrest you unless you pay a fine or fee using gift cards, pre-paid debit cards, a wire transfer, or cash. That call is not from us.
If you receive a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from Social Security, please:
Social Security will not:
Social Security will:
Please share this information with your family and friends.