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Social Security Reports & Reviews (934)

• Dec 07, 2020

Victim Location 45157
Type of a scam Identity Theft

I received a call from 513-500-1276 claiming to be from Social Security. The call was a robo call and they asked that I press 1 or 2. I did not do so, I hung up. Just want to warn others.

• Dec 07, 2020

Victim Location 43213
Type of a scam Phishing

I've gotten about 15 calls in the last two weeks telling me my Social Security benefits will be terminated in 24 hours.

• Dec 04, 2020

Victim Location 43616
Type of a scam Phishing

Called stated fraud alert re use of my ss number and stated my ss # had been cancelled he offered to connect me to ss investigator who could help me correct the problem i hung up.

• Dec 03, 2020

Victim Location 43235
Type of a scam Phishing

I got an automated message from Social Security asking me to call back because my benefits were being terminated. I got a call today from Amazon saying I owe them money.

• Dec 03, 2020

Victim Location 55044
Type of a scam Identity Theft

We have had this happen twice in the last week. The phone call is from a generic number with a United States area code. Upon picking up, an automated voice tells you that this call is from the Social Security department and that your Social Security number/account is being frozen due to fraud. You are told to press the number 1 to correct the situation/have any chance of unfreezing your SSN access. After pressing 1 (which I did to see where this call went, not to actually give any info) a young man comes on the phone and asks for your Social Security number. At this point, I told the person that the scam was not going to work. He made one more attempt to sound legitimate, but upon realizing I was not falling for it, he said I was stupid and hung up on me. Both times the men had quite heavy accents - I add this not because I want to stereotype, but only because it could help narrow down where the calls originate from. I worry a great deal about vulnerable people getting these calls and being persuaded to give them their important info. I hope this helps in some way.

• Dec 02, 2020

Victim Location 75703
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

Caller (Sara Higgins) said his SS# had been compromised in Georgia and had he ever been to GA. When he called back Brandon Phillips (759155) answered. He provided his SS#

• Dec 02, 2020

Victim Location 34667
Type of a scam Phishing

VOICE MAIL msg from Unknown person (male) claiming my name & SS# has a suspicious trails. He wanted me to call back immediately, if I don't, there will be a warrant for my arrest. I did not call back.

• Nov 30, 2020

Victim Location 19141
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Received robo call from organization purporting to be Social Security with a "problem" with my info.

Hung up as I know Social Security

doesn't call people asking for info.

• Nov 30, 2020

Victim Location 83709
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

"Scam Likely" phone numbers: 208-861-3762, 208-861-5260, 208-861-7819. All 3 numbers have left a voice mail with a robotic male voice stating that my social security number has been compromised and that I need to call them back immediately (no, I did not call them back).

• Nov 25, 2020

Victim Location 43228
Type of a scam Phishing

I got a call from someone from Social Security and I hung up.

• Nov 24, 2020

Victim Location 68506
Type of a scam Phishing

Received a call about social security. I was ask if I could hear them okay. I responded “yes” after a second I realize my mistake and disconnected the call. I checked my recently received calls.

• Nov 20, 2020

Victim Location 43207
Type of a scam Phishing

I got a call from Social Security saying they were going to suspend my Social Security benefits and to call them back at 720-548-3494.

• Nov 18, 2020

Victim Location 65802
Type of a scam Other

We've been getting calls on our phone saying that my husband's social security number was stolen. These calls come in nonstop. I called the ScamPulse.com for help. The ScamPulse.com registered my husband and I for the state and federal Do Not Call List.

• Nov 18, 2020

Victim Location 78006
Type of a scam Identity Theft

Left my husband a voicemail saying he would get a warrant for his arrest if he did not call back. I called and it was "social security services" which only contact people by mail. Asked for the last four of his social. When i said i would not give that information out unless he could prove it wasnt a scam he hung up the phone.

• Nov 17, 2020

I was called on Friday, November 13th with the following story.

I initially spoke to an "Officer David Wilson", Badge #SSA743, in which he indicated I had a warrant for my arrest in the state of Washington. He alleged that my name and SSN was used to rent a Toyota Corolla and that I was being charged with 3 violations for drug trafficking, human trafficking and money laundering. I was provided with Case ID# CA4685631 and Warrant ID# CA6931. I was told that my SSN needed to be changed and that I had to prove my innocence by cooperating with them. I was later transferred to Benjamin S Alpert (not real name of course), Badge #SSA1500775. I looked up his badge # online and it showed his name under the Office of Inspector General. I was told that I was under surveillance and that I could not speak to anyone and that they were monitoring my phone calls. Mr. Alpert also indicated that if I told anyone, the police would be called due to my warrant and I would go to jail. I was also told that I was looking at 14 years in prison and potentially $85k in legal fees. After about an hour of being questioned, I was told that I needed to liquidate my checking & savings otherwise my accounts would be frozen. Mr. Alpert stayed on the phone with me as I got in my car, went to my back and proceeded with the "steps" to prove my innocence.

I was instructed to go to my bank and just leave $1,000 in my savings and checking. Fortunately I left more than that, but Mr. Alpert stayed on the phone while I was in the bank and I was told to remain calm and not provide any details. I was then told that I needed to go to Kroger or Food Lion and purchase gift cards with this money. When I questioned that, I was told that this shows "good faith" and that I could not have liquid cash but it needed to be gift cards. The gift cards had to be Nike, Target or Best Buy. When the gift cards were purchased, I had to take pictures of them to send to Mr. Alpert. I was told that I would be reimbursed this money via cashier's check.

Anytime I tried to dispute and question, Mr. Alpert had an answer. Fortunately I started to feel very strange and did not complete this with all of my cash, but still lost thousands of dollars to this scam. I asked Mr. Alpert for a picture of his badge which he sent to me when the transactions were complete. The picture was of an actor.

When I told Mr. Alpert that I was heading home and wasn't going to do this anymore, he was irritated and told me that I needed to only do what he was instructing. The phone numbers he provided were shortly put out of service.

I hope folks read this and are not found victimized.

• Nov 13, 2020

Victim Location 43701
Type of a scam Phishing

Social Security called to say my benefits would be termintated.

• Nov 11, 2020

Victim Location 43103
Type of a scam Phishing

I got a call from a foreign guy with a real thick accent named John Miller badge number 45204520 from Social Security saying my number will be terminated. He asked for my birth date and last 4 digits of my Social Security number, which I gave them. I was on the line with him for at least 20 minutes. He asked if I had been to Texas. He said a rental car had been found with blood, money and drugs. He said something about the DEA and the US Treasury Department. He said they had raided the home in San Antonio at the address used to rent the car. He said I was subject to 9 years in prison and fines, but they were looking into it further and couldn't find other charges like this under my names. He told me to make sure I did not discuss the call with a third party as it might be a family member who had stolen and used my identity in Texas. I said I filed bankruptcy, and he hung up.

• Nov 06, 2020

Victim Location 85712
Type of a scam Healthcare/Medicaid/Medicare

Calls keep coming in claiming to be social security and when I confront them at all, they just hang up on me.

• Nov 06, 2020

Victim Location 70503
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

they called and said our social security would be discontinued, and asked us to verify our social security number. I told them I would report them to the Better Business Bureau, and they hung up

• Nov 05, 2020

Victim Location 44113
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

I received a robocall message on my cell phone. Administration of Social Security.They read the last four digits of my Social Security number. Stated my Social Security number has been compromised. We will be suspending your Social Security number in a few days if you do not call back. **************. I called the number back because I was curious. They answered Social Security Administrative Office. I hung up immediately. I had called the number back before I listened to the message.

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