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Victim Location 83709
Type of a scam Phishing

I'm not exactly sure what their scam is. The first question I asked is what company is he with (the recording says it's the SSA), he responded with "eff you." It went downhill from there.

Victim Location 76306
Type of a scam Phishing

Recorded voice says they are Social Security and the call Is to inform you that there is a legal enforcement filed on your social security number for fraudulent activities and that I need to call (804) 800-2212 or press 9 to speak to an agent to clear this matter up. The CallerID said "Unavailable" with the 804 phone number.

Victim Location 75050
Type of a scam Phishing

Phone number is from New York. Claimed to be from Social Security Left partial message if failing to call number is contempt fr non appearance. Called number foreign speaking man stalled long enough to look up my number and name then wanted the last 4 of my social refused to give it to him he told me ok just wait for another phone call.

Victim Location 10552
Type of a scam Phishing

On August 19. 2019 at 3:43 PM Eastern Time in New York, I received a call from 808-525-5106 Haiku, HI. It was a robocall stating that they were from the Social Security Administration. Due to suspicious activity on my account, my account has been frozen. Please press 1 for more information. A man with a foreign accent answered and said "Thank you for calling the Social Security Administration. Can you please state the reason for your call?" I then said "You guys called me". He then laughed hysterically and hung up on me. I immediately hit redial and got a message saying the phone number has been disconnected or is no longer active.

Victim Location 10005
Type of a scam Identity Theft

I was contacted by 315-284-5238 this morning 8/15 around 10:25am. They left a voicemail saying that the Social Security Information had information about me that could lead to an arrest. I was very confused but did call back. The person that picked up said he was an officer and gave me his name and badge number. He gave me a case number and warrant ID. They asked for my address and how much my rent was. I gave this information to them.They asked me for the last four digits of my SSN. Unfortunately, I gave them this as well. Before I gave it to them, I asked several times if they could verify that this was the Social Security Administration. He stated several times that the government was recording this call and me doubting the validity of this call could be held against me in court. He then told me that my name was registered to a car in Texas found with cocaine and blood in it. They also gave me specific addresses that they said were tied to the crime in Houston and Texas. They said they had several pieces of information tying me to this crime. I was extremely scared because I knew this wasn't me. They told me I wasn't allowed to hang up or disconnect the line. I had to stay on speaker and was not allowed to mute the call or tell anyone about it. I was told if I hung up, it meant I was admitting guilt and that the authorities would come arrest me. They also said that this crime was a Federal Offense and could lead to 9 years of jail time. Additionally during a later point in my call, they wanted to know what bank accounts I had and credits cards + credit limits. They did not ask for specific account numbers. At some point, they thanked me for cooperating and said they would transfer me to a "higher authority" to start addressing this case. When I was transferred, I was told that my social security number needed to be suspended and a new one would be issued to me. For this to happen, I first needed to withdraw all of my money from my savings and checking accounts and put them into government bonds. This is where I started to feel very suspicious and questioned again how I could verify this was the SSA. The guy on the phone started being very threatening and raising his voice. He said I could do whatever I wanted but that the authorities would come arrest me because hanging up meant admitting guilt. At this point, I had a meeting I couldn't miss at work, so I messaged my boss to let her know something had come up and that I was scared but couldn't tell her why (I felt like I was being held hostage by the person on the phone). She came to the room and I told the person on the phone that I needed to go to the bathroom. I put him on mute (even tho he told me I shouldn't) and gave a quick overview of what was happening to my boss. Then, she told me this wasn't the way the legal system works and that it seemed like a scam. I unmuted and tried to again ask for verification that this was the SSA and if he could provide written documentation. He started getting very threatening and raising his voice. At this point, my boss was nodding at me to hang up so I trusted her and did. We did some Google research and it seemed that this was a very elaborate scam that has unfortunately been happening to a lot of people. She recommended I report this to the SSA and Better Business Bureau.

Victim Location 83669
Type of a scam Phishing

I didn't answer the call because I didn't recognize the number. The caller left this voicemail: "This call is from the Department of Social Security Administration. The reason you have received this phone call is to inform you that we just suspend (sic) your Social Security number because we found some suspicious activity. So if you want to know about this case, Press ONE. Thank you."

Victim Location 29651
Type of a scam Phishing

Phone call to my cell phone on 8/15/19 at 5:51PM. Recording started as soon as I answered: This is Sylvia Lawson with the Social Security Administration calling to notify you of legal action being taken against you by the social security admin.

Victim Location 22310
Type of a scam Phishing

Voicemail message left on mobile phone from Social Security Administration stated that my SSN was being suspended for suspicious activity.

Victim Location 75156
Type of a scam Phishing

Received a ROBO Call from 1-800-905-0779 stating my SSN was being locked and I needed to contact their office asap to avoid legal action or to press 1 to connect immediately. So I pressed 1 and someone sanswered stating they were from Social Security administration and asked how they could help me, I stated you tell me since you called, they hung up.

Victim Location 83713
Type of a scam Phishing

Received a call from 833-711-1988 claiming to be Social Security Administration in Texas notifying me that my social security benefits will be suspended due to detected fraudulent activities. 

I think it's a scam and reporting it. 

Victim Location 83646
Type of a scam Phishing

This number called me and left me a voice mail stating that my social security number had been “suspended” for “suspicious activity”.

Victim Location 76367
Type of a scam Phishing

Caller said there was a problem with my SS and I was supposed to get it and put it in another account for now and then it could be straitened out later and it was immediate that I do this as soon as possible.

Victim Location 76308
Type of a scam Phishing

I had a recorded VM message that stated: "--------from the Department of Social Security Administration the reason you received this phone call from our department is to inform you that we just suspended your Social Security number because we found some suspicious activity so if you want to know about this case just press one."

Victim Location 76367
Type of a scam Phishing

I just got a call from SS Administration and they were suspending my SS payment and i needed to press one to speak to a representative. I called the number back and they put me on hold for a representative and I hung up.

Victim Location 76310
Type of a scam Phishing

Received call informing of various discrepencies from fraudulent SSA contact, had information that was close and was mistakenly corrected. Warrant for arrest was mentioned,he was also asked about any and all accounts he had open and asked why he had none. This raised suspicion and he started to question the person on the phone and he was told police would be at his door in 45 min.

Victim Location 97701
Type of a scam Phishing

The robo-calls are from various #'s. They always say that my social security account has been closed, because of suspicious activity. Then it says to press 1 to find out why. I do not, just hang up. I have 3 so far today 7/31/19 and it's only 11:12

Victim Location 76305
Type of a scam Other

Got a robocall from "Social Security Admin" that my social security number was being suspended because of unusual activity and press 1 for more information. I hung up.

Victim Location 21157
Type of a scam Phishing

I am getting numerous phone calls and when answer it is a recording asking to call them back so when I do they answer Social Security Administration, all I say to them is LOSE MY NUMBER, just want you to check on this, I have blocked the number and then I got another call from a MD number 301-358-0576 and when I call that number back it is not in service.

Victim Location 29601
Type of a scam Identity Theft

Scammer called and said that his social security number has been stolen and someone is using it for new identity.

Victim Location 75043
Type of a scam Phishing

States they are calling the the Social Security Administration and have suspended my social security number because of suspected fraud. I must call back to verify before it will be reissued.

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