- Written by Northwestern District Attorney's Consumer Protection Unit
- Published: 19 December 2019
Social Security Scam
Your phone rings. The caller ID says it's the Social Security Administration. The person on the line says there's a problem and you need to tell him your Social Security number - or else...
What Do You Do?
- Never give personal information to unsolicited callers.
- Social Security will never call you asking for your Social Security number, ask you to pay anything, or threaten your benefits.
- Don't trust your caller ID.
- Contact the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213.
If you have a consumer problem or question, contact the Northwestern District Attorney's Consumer Protection Unit:
Working in cooperation with the office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.