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Online Reporting Form for Social Security Scam Calls

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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There is a dedicated online form at oig.ssa.gov to receive reports from the public of Social Security-related scams. These scams β€” in which fraudulent callers mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for purported Social Security number problems β€” skyrocketed over the past year to become the #1 type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Administration.

The public is encouraged to use the new online form to report Social Security phone scams including robocalls and live callers, as well as email, text, and in-person scams.

Social Security employees do occasionally contact people β€” generally those who have ongoing business with the agency β€” by telephone for business purposes. However, Social Security employees will never threaten a person, or promise a Social Security benefit approval, or increase, in exchange for information or money. In those cases, the call is fraudulent and people should just hang up.

Social Security will not:

Tell you that your Social Security number has been suspended.
* Contact you to demand an immediate payment.
* Ask you for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
* Require a specific means of debt repayment, like a prepaid debit card, a retail gift card, or cash.
* Demand that you pay a Social Security debt without the ability to appeal the amount you owe.
* Promise a Social Security benefit approval, or increase, in exchange for information or money.

Report scams to oig.ssa.gov



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Mid-River Bulletin Board
A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Online Reporting Form for Social Security Scam Calls

Thursday, January 23, 2020
PSA



Β 

There is a dedicated online form at oig.ssa.gov to receive reports from the public of Social Security-related scams. These scams β€” in which fraudulent callers mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for purported Social Security number problems β€” skyrocketed over the past year to become the #1 type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Administration.

The public is encouraged to use the new online form to report Social Security phone scams including robocalls and live callers, as well as email, text, and in-person scams.

Social Security employees do occasionally contact people β€” generally those who have ongoing business with the agency β€” by telephone for business purposes. However, Social Security employees will never threaten a person, or promise a Social Security benefit approval, or increase, in exchange for information or money. In those cases, the call is fraudulent and people should just hang up.

Social Security will not:

Tell you that your Social Security number has been suspended.
* Contact you to demand an immediate payment.
* Ask you for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
* Require a specific means of debt repayment, like a prepaid debit card, a retail gift card, or cash.
* Demand that you pay a Social Security debt without the ability to appeal the amount you owe.
* Promise a Social Security benefit approval, or increase, in exchange for information or money.

Report scams to oig.ssa.gov



The Mid-River Bulletin Board is facilitated by WOOL-FM.
All Upcoming Items | Submit an Item | More Info
Mid-River Bulletin Board
A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Online Reporting Form for Social Security Scam Calls

Thursday, January 23, 2020
PSA



Β 

There is a dedicated online form at oig.ssa.gov to receive reports from the public of Social Security-related scams. These scams β€” in which fraudulent callers mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for purported Social Security number problems β€” skyrocketed over the past year to become the #1 type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Administration.

The public is encouraged to use the new online form to report Social Security phone scams including robocalls and live callers, as well as email, text, and in-person scams.

Social Security employees do occasionally contact people β€” generally those who have ongoing business with the agency β€” by telephone for business purposes. However, Social Security employees will never threaten a person, or promise a Social Security benefit approval, or increase, in exchange for information or money. In those cases, the call is fraudulent and people should just hang up.

Social Security will not:

Tell you that your Social Security number has been suspended.
* Contact you to demand an immediate payment.
* Ask you for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
* Require a specific means of debt repayment, like a prepaid debit card, a retail gift card, or cash.
* Demand that you pay a Social Security debt without the ability to appeal the amount you owe.
* Promise a Social Security benefit approval, or increase, in exchange for information or money.

Report scams to oig.ssa.gov



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