AARP Fraud Network Scam Alert
Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about phone call scams in which impersonators are copying SSA’s 1-800 number so that it appears as a legitimate call on a caller-ID screen. These scammers then identify themselves as SSA employees, request a person’s Social Security number and threaten to terminate the person’s benefits. If you receive a call like this, do not provide any personal information. Instead report this scheme by calling 800-269-0271 or visit oig.ssa.gov/report.