The Social Security Administration (SSA) is receiving reports of fraudulent telephone calls from individuals claiming to represent Social Security.
The unknown callers use threatening language to warn unknowing victims that they will be arrested or face other legal action if they fail to call a provided phone number or to press the number indicated in the message.
In some instances, these unknown callers switch tactics and communicate that they want to help an individual with activating a suspended Social Security number. Such calls are a scam, and are not coming from official SSA representatives.
Please inform your family members and extended networks not to engage with such callers, and to report any suspicious calls to Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General by calling 1-800-269-0271 or submitting a report to the OIG website (oig.ssa.gov/report).