Social Security Phone Scam Spreads

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– A growing scam involves people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration who try to get your Social Security number or your money.

The Federal Trade Commission reports that scam is now growing exponentially. Scammers say your Social Security number has been suspended because of suspicious activity, or because it’s been involved in a crime. Sometimes, the scammer wants you to confirm your SSN to reactivate it. Sometimes, he’ll say your bank account is about to be seized. Never give any part of your Social Security number to anyone who contacts you. Or your bank account or credit card number. Check your credit report regularly.

If you get one of these calls, call the Social Security Administration’s Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 or tell the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.

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