Social Security Administration issues scam alert.

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The Social Security Administration has issued a SCAM ALERT to remind recipients that they will never threaten, scare, or pressure you to take an immediate action.

If you receive a call, text, or email that…

  • Threatens to suspend your Social Security number, even if they have part or all of your number;
  • Warns of arrest or legal action;
  • Demands or requests immediate payment;
  • Requires payment by gift card, prepaid debit card, internet currency, or by mailing cash;
  • Pressures you for personal information;
  • Requests secrecy;
  • Threatens to seize your back account;
  • Promises to increase your Social Security benefit;
  • Tries to gain your trust by providing fake “documentation,” false “evidence,” or the name of a real government official…

…it is a SCAM!  Do not give scammers money or personal information — ignore them!

When possible, report suspected Social Security scams here: https://oig.ssa.gov

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