Fri. May 7th, 2021

OIG’S OFFICE WARNING OF SSA SCAM

NEW MEXICO (KSMX) – The Office of the Inspector General is warning citizens to remain vigilant of telephone impersonation schemes that exploit the Social Security Administration’s reputation and authority. The Office continues to receive reports regarding fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be from SSA. According to a report from the OIG, recent reports have indicated that unknown callers are using increasingly threatening language in these calls.  The callers state, due to improper or illegal activity with a citizen’s Social Security number or account, a citizen will be arrested or face other legal action if they fail to call a provided phone number to address the issue.  This is a scam; citizens should not engage with these calls or provide any personal information. If you receive such a call, do not give any information, hang up, and report the information to the OIG’s office.

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