Hood Warns Of Social Security Phone Scammers

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is warning about a social security scam where callers say your Social Security number has been suspended because of suspicious activity or has been involved in a crime. Caller ID often shows the real SSA phone number, 800-772-1213 and they may ask you to confirm your SSN to reactivate it or ask for money or gift cards. In the latest version scammers claim to be with the Drug Enforcement Agency and says the SSN was used in criminal activity, claiming the DEA is about to seize assets and money from the person’s bank account if they don’t send money. If the person hangs up they immediately receive a second call that appears to be from the local police department claiming they have a warrant and are on their way to arrest you. AG Hood advises that no matter how official they seem or how scary the situation sounds, you should hang up and never give any part of your Social Security number to anyone who contacts you. Don’t confirm the last 4 digits or provide a bank account or credit card number to anybody who contacts you asking for it. Government agencies will never call to threaten your benefits or ask for money and anyone who tells you to do those things is a scammer.

 


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5 Comments on "Hood Warns Of Social Security Phone Scammers"

  1. Thanks Because I Receive This Call

  2. I get this call at least 3 times or more a day.So sick of it and if u dont answer they leave a voice mail.

  3. I cuss their ass until they hang up, I know Gov don’t call like that…

  4. I hang up and block the number

  5. Got a call yesterday, from a different phone number. Just hang up!

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