Protect Yourself from Social Security Scams!

Scammers are pretending to be government employees. Scammers will try to scare and trick you into giving them your personal information and money. They may threaten you or your family and may demand immediate payment to avoid arrest or other legal action.

DON'T BE FOOLED! IF YOU RECEIVE A SUSPICIOUS CALL:

1. Hang up!

2. DO NOT give them money or personal information!

3. Report the scam at OIG.SSA.GOV!

Social Security may call you in some situations but they will never threaten you, suspend your SS#, demand immediate payment, require any payment by cash, gift card, pre-paid debit cards, or wire transfers. If you receive a questionable call, hang up and report it at OIG.SSA.GOV. Don't be embarrassed to report if you shared personal information or suffered a loss. Please share this information with others.