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Social Security Scam

Consumer Social Security Scam


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.