- How do I stop fake Social Security calls?
- Can someone access my bank account with my Social Security number?
- Does the Social Security office make phone calls?
- Will Social Security call you about suspicious activity?
- Why would the Social Security Administration be calling me?
- How do I know if Social Security is calling me?
- Where do I report fake Social Security calls?
- How will Social Security contact me?
- Can my Social Security number be suspended?
How do I stop fake Social Security calls?
Do hang up on illegal robocalls.Do add all your numbers to the National Do Not Call Registry operated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Do explore free and low-cost call-blocking options, such as apps and services that screen calls and weed out spam and scams.
Do verify the caller.More items…•.
Can someone access my bank account with my Social Security number?
Open financial accounts Your Social Security number is the most important piece of personal information a bank needs when extending you credit or opening an account. With that number, a thief can get credit cards or loans, and when it comes time to repay them, they won’t, damaging your credit in the process.
Does the Social Security office make phone calls?
The SSA will never (ever) call and ask for your Social Security number. … And it won’t call to threaten your benefits. Your caller ID might show the SSA’s real phone number (1-800-772-1213), but that’s not the real SSA calling. Computers make it easy to show any number on caller ID.
Will Social Security call you about suspicious activity?
SSA employees will never threaten you for information or promise benefits in exchange for information. In those cases, the call is fraudulent. Just hang up. If you suspect you’ve been contacted by an SSA scammer call the Social Security Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271.
Why would the Social Security Administration be calling me?
You can hear what the scam sounds like here. The caller usually says your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because of suspicious activity, or because it’s been involved in a crime. Sometimes, the scammer wants you to confirm your SSN to reactivate it.
How do I know if Social Security is calling me?
You can call Social Security’s customer service line at 800-772-1213 to confirm whether a communication purporting to be from SSA is real. If you get an impostor call or email, report it to SSA using their detailed online form. You can also call Social Security’s Fraud Hotline at 800-269-0271.
Where do I report fake Social Security calls?
The Social Security Administration’s main number is 1-800-772-1213. You should also report fraudulent calls. You can report them to the inspector general by calling the hotline number or going online. You also can report it to the F.T.C. on a complaint website, identitytheft.gov/ssa, dedicated to Social Security scams.
How will Social Security contact me?
We are available to assist you by telephone, mail, in person at an office, or electronically through the internet at www.ssa.gov/agency/contact/ . Our toll-free number is 1-800-772-1213. Teleservice representatives are on duty to answer your calls between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Can my Social Security number be suspended?
Thing is, Social Security numbers do not get suspended. This is just a variation of a government imposter scam that’s after your SSN, bank account number, or other personal information.