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Beware of Social Security impersonation scheme

From Trussville Tribune staff reports

WASHINGTON (SSA) — The Social Security Administration is warning citizens about an ongoing phone scam involving impersonation schemes.

In several cases, an automated recording tells the person their Social Security number is being suspended because of illegal activity. The message tells the person they are being issued a new Social Security card and asks them to call back immediately for more details.

If you get a similar call, the Social Security Administration said you should hang up and not call back. Never give information over the phone. SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes.  In only a few special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen confirm personal information over the phone.

If a person receives a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA, citizens should report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.
Here is a recorded version of the impersonation call:

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