Social Security and OIG warn of scam

Agency alerts public about telephone impersonation scheme


March 22, 2019

From U.S. Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General launched a joint Public Service Announcement campaign addressing a nationwide telephone impersonation scheme.

Social Security and the OIG continue to receive reports from across the country about fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be Social Security employees. Calls can even “spoof” Social Security’s national customer service number as the incoming number on the caller ID. The new PSAs will air on TV and radio stations across the country to alert t...

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