- Threatening to follow up with an arrest if the call is not returned. Some calls even mention an armed marshal will show up within 24 hours.
- Claiming that your SSA number has been linked to criminal activity and suspended. Fraudulently, asking for payment to reactivate the number, often in form of a gift card.
- Informing that a cost of living increase is coming, but only when the caller gets your name, Social Security number, and date of birth.
Here’s the sad news from last year: most likely either you or someone you know has received a scam call from an imposter posing to be a Social Security Administration representative. The Federal Trade Commission along with security experts want you to be informed on the topic. Like many scams, the crooks are after sensitive, personal information. Many of their attempts include