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Scammers are trying to get personal information from people by pretending to help with applications for disability benefits and claims. A recent alert from the Social Security Inspector General warns of this phishing scam, and — whether or not you’ve started an application for benefits — these scammers could contact you. They’re taking a shot in the dark, hoping that you have started an application, and hoping you’ll give them a little more info over the phone. To “complete the process,” they might ask you to give, or confirm, your Social Security number or bank account numbers.

If scammers get your information, you could face identity theft and benefit theft. So here are a few things you can do to help protect yourself:

  • Never give your Social Security number or account numbers to someone who calls you.
  • Don’t wire money or send money using a prepaid debit card. In fact, never pay someone who calls out of the blue.
  • If you have disability benefits, regularly check their status, and review your statements to make sure they’re right.

If you have questions about disability benefits, or get calls offering help with them, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. And read up on more ways to combat phishing and identity theft.

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August 08, 2018
I have been getting calls from them numerous times daily 9786539252 today can't someone stop this?
August 08, 2018
My issue is that they keep calling from Georgia numbers, different ones at times... they call daily, and while I'm at work, which I can lose my job for. How do you get these people to STOP?
August 21, 2018
Calling from 925-202-0007 & 925 -202-0836. I keep blocking numbers from 925-202xxxx but they keep finding a way in. Company is National Disability. Do NOT talk to them.
20 year VET
August 31, 2018
so in the last few days I have gotten phone calls from people claiming to want to help with Social Security Disability. When I ask then if they work with S.S. Office they say "no National Disability " I ask ask again so you are the Social Security Office they always hang up on me.
September 13, 2018
334-523-9176 has just called me. Same scammers.
September 13, 2018
Has anyone gotten a packet from premiere disability services out of Minneapolis?
September 26, 2018
I was getting as many as SIX calls/day from this company! I live in a 518 ac. I reported it and reported it and they still kept calling! I finally reported it to the DNC b/c they kept calling and they finally stopped after! But what an ordeal to go through! There was silence on the line and then I'd hear "I'm Amber. I want to speak to you about your disability benefits. I can get you to get over $2500/month b/c I know you are entitled to them." I heard this speech over and over. There was long periods of silence. I never gave any info! Nothing! FINALLY they stopped calling after I told the DNC registry about the calls that kept coming through! BEWARE!!! SCAM! SCAM! SCAM! DO NOT GIVE ANY INFO TO THESE PEOPLE! REPORT IT! KEEP AWAY FROM THEM!!!
S_101_ peach
October 01, 2018
I keep getting calls from " National Disability"...850-404-1744. They tell me just to answer trees or no to their questions. I really feel this is a scam. I don't even know how they got my number. I told them to quit calling but they won't. Everyone beware.
October 11, 2018
They are calling in illinois using 309-425-2732 Scam! Risky!
October 11, 2018
Received a call from this number (949-301-8752) on 10/10/2018. The caller asked if I needed disability/SS benefits. I inquired how they found my number, and she continued asking "do you need disability benefits". She asked if I am employed, I refused to give any information and she hanged up.
October 18, 2018
blocked call from 310-695-1324, National disability. keep getting a phone message. i do not have an application open. i'd like it to stop. scammers
Barney fife
October 19, 2018
I just got a call from this number twice In 2 minutes it's a robocall I got a call from a number in Burlington yesterday I called the number back they answered she had foreign accent I got an attitude I told her don't call my number again
October 24, 2018
541-229-0810 called claiming to be National Disability when asked if she was a telemarketer she paused and then said "no I'm with National Disability" when I told her I was already as Dylan on disability she hung up on me. Beware they are not who they imply they are!
May 22, 2019

In reply to by Mila

The woman that called me implied she was with Social Security, which I know she couldn't possibly be, because Social Security doesn't call you, they send letters, and besides I'm already on disability, and she would know that if she was with Social Security.
Jean p
October 29, 2018
Got a bogus call from 321-218-3320 National Disability to help me file for disability. I told them to remove me from their call list and that I was reporting them. They immediately hung up.
November 17, 2018
615-938-7020.....continues calling, say they National disability of Massachusetts....all have forgien acsent.... need to track them down
December 05, 2018
They have multiple numbers and no matter which numbers you block, they call from a different line. Don’t give them any information!
January 04, 2019
Whom to call these people calls me four times a day I've asked them to stop but calls still coming in. I have asked them to remove my name and information from there list still they are calling
January 09, 2019
I get calls from National Disability which has been a complete week also had the number 513-586-0020 attached too the 1st time I lost signal so I called right back at they hung up on me twice so I instantly went online and typed the number in and fraud/spam popped right up! BEWARE OF THE SCAMMERS!!
Jane Dot
January 21, 2019
Answered my cell phone after 4 p.m. today. Female with Asian accent identified herself then started asking about disability application & did I have a condition that prevented me from working. I asked whom she represented at which.she replied "National Disability." I informed her I didn't trust her & would contact the Social Security Administration. She was of course wished a good day. Today is a federal holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Sounds fishy to me.
February 12, 2019
They are using EXISTING phone numbers as I missed a call and called them back. 315-509-8748, 315-325-9561 Here's a question! Like I said, these are both WORKING NUMBERS. Not fake numbers that show up but you can't call back. How impossible is it for the authorities to track these people and make arrests? With all this government out there, how are they sitting somewhere answering phones on a live number and not being arrested? It would almost seem like whomevers in charge of that is ignoring this crime?
February 14, 2019
They are still doing this scam and it's 2019. Called from 507-218-0234
February 14, 2019
This scam is using local area code numbers. Just got called from 507-218-0234, kept asking them for the name of their company and where they are located until they hung up. They weren't giving me that information, they only introduced themselves as "National Disability".
Miss opinion
February 16, 2019
The number that those fools called me with is 312-274-7439. I told the jerk three times not to call my number again, the third time I told the idiot on the other end that the next call they received would be from the police and a local police officers came to my house and called them and let them know not to call my number again if they did we would proceed to make this a legal matter. The idiot said they would remove my number from their list. I told the officer that's what I was told the second time they called me. There's also another bunch of idiots that continue to call my number with their attempted scams this following is their number 305-400-9988 but they have it blocked so they can't receive call backs
March 09, 2019
Beware of this number: 1-800-492-3260
March 14, 2019
Received a call from a company called National Disability 260-201-9666, woman first wanted to know if I could hear her then went into her pitch to help me file for SSDI of which I have never inquired about or applied for, I thought it was a scam and repeatedly told the woman I never inquired about SSDI, she hung up without explaining why she called my number. Be wary dint give any personal information to people you don't know or can't verify.
April 23, 2019

In reply to by Timber5212

Yes, National Disability will ask if you can hear them okay. DO NOT ANSWER YES. That recorded yes in your voice will be used to claim you gave them consent to perform a charged service or to grant permission to get info on any accounts they are scamming on you.
April 30, 2019

In reply to by Timber5212

Hey Timber5212 - you described almost exactly what happened to me about 5 minutes ago. The woman had a soft-spoken voice/tone and she immediately asked if I could hear her. After I said that I could hear her, she stated she was calling to help me with the rest of the SSDI process since I had already submitted my disability application. I simply said - I don't think I have submitted a disability application to date. It confused me at first because I am disabled so I have had to do some paperwork but I'm still working full-time so I have not submitted anything to go on full disability. I was just about to ask her a question (to make sure I understood what type of disability she was talking about) when I heard "CLICK" and she was gone! I looked up the name that she had told me and found this page. The number that called me showed Leesburg, FL: 352-320-0493 but this is also the area code that services all of Gainesville, FL. So these people are using internet or app numbers by the thousands from communities throughout the county to try to catch people in their scam net.
angry at scammers
March 14, 2019
870 725 5487 these people keep calling we tell them no and they call back day by day dont listen to there crap
July 03, 2019
Got a call this morning at 8:30 from 209-292-2214 from a guy named Smith --- right. Started asking questions on SSDI . I told him I would not any personal questions over phone. He then offered his website, www. nationaldisability. I then asked for his number to call back, 1-877-977-2214. Went to website. Looks ligeit, but may not may not be. And did not call any #"s back. BEWARE
March 21, 2019
Scammers offering National Disability assistance that I do not qualify for. 618-205-6882 and 618-347-3492
March 22, 2019
Called 3 times within a one hour time frame, all different numbers. National Disability.
VA Deputy
April 12, 2019
Here are some more Virginia Numbers that "National Disability " uses. 571-321-7730 541-759-9049 703-798-0680 Folks be careful. When they ask you if you can hear, your natural answer is yes. they then take that recording and place it on a request for assistance. it is a scam!
Just me
April 16, 2019
I too am continually receiving calls from National Disability. Latest number they're using in SoCal is 909 310 8934. Block this number!
April 26, 2019
New number.. 909-552-8809
Madas Hail
May 01, 2019
503-577-1175 called my number, but when I answered no one spoke. I called the number and Amy with National Disability answered. I said, "I would like you to place my number on your do not call list". Amy hung up on me. No I'm sorry or ok or anything kind. I called the number again and a National Disability recording answered and stated "our records show you do not qualify for social security at this time". Why did they call me in the first place. Please put this agency out of commission. I can't block these callers from calling me, as I do not have a smartphone, but they can block me from calling them???? Please find a way to put a STOP to these calls for good. Thank you!!! VJ
May 02, 2019
Got 2 calls this morning indicating my local area code but #'s 357-7977 perfect English speaking woman and the other was with foreign female broken English with local area code but #'s 207-9327 insisting on whether I was receiving benefits of not.
May 03, 2019
603-333-1649 Just called. It's a scam looking for Social Security Disability information. Beware
May 10, 2019
Fake company calling themselves National Disability.They call daily after I've told them not to. Some numbers they use; 17067491348,13134622854,13132612639,13133670385,13132612692,13133671369
Some Girl
May 10, 2019
Don't answer VoIP numbers If it's google numbers and free. Scammers from everywhere use them. Let the calls go to voice mail. If they don't leave a message, I block those numbers.
May 13, 2019
A company called National Disability calls 3 to 4 times a day. All local numbers from the same company.
May 14, 2019
National Disability constantly calls. Same white female I've told her time and time again to stop calling. I've reported them to the BBB. I've opt out of their iPhone calling. They hand up and are rude..Do something with annoying scam people. Please.
May 15, 2019
954-317-1594 I have been getting numerous calls saying they will help me complete my disability claim (I have never filed one). Now they are texting me. I told them I am reporting them to the FCC.
May 16, 2019
These people are extremely RUDE, seek and dishonest. They call over and over again using numerous different local numbers. They hang up when you try to ask to be put on a do not call list. Dishonest AND deceptive if you present yourself as a person with intelligence as they are prreditory1 looking for naive , elderly people.
May 21, 2019
Getting calls from "Citizens Disability" - there were a few everyday last week; dropped off a bit after I complained on Yelp and told them I was notifying FTC. They can't be legit if they spoof numbers everytime they call. I keep blocking and they keep calling on a different Nevada number. Called again yesterday. Notified them on Yelp that I have been on DNC list for over 10 years and would be filing 2nd FTC complaint as they promised it would cease NLT last thursday and then ...they call again the following tuesday (so much for 48 hours to process).
May 22, 2019
I just got one of these calls today from National Disability, they seem to be spoofing numbers with local area codes, both of my phone numbers are on the "do not call" list and have been for years.
May 22, 2019
I have been getting those calls for a while now. I'm on SSI but I only get average of about $105 per week. When they called, they took all my info and said "Im going to transfer you over to another benefit coordinator that will help you with your benefits" and the line went dead. They got me on that one.. There is another scam going around. The pitch is different but it always goes the same way. You will get a called and they will say they are from somewhere (it changes) Then they will say they are on a "recorded line, Can you hear me" as soon as you say yes, they hang up. They want the "verbal affirmitive" with that verbal "YES" they use that to get into your account somehow. With me being on SSI and getting very little, you get these calls and ya get hopeful cuz you think you have found somekind of help but they just rip you off. I got SUCKERED...
Adopt don't shop
May 28, 2019
I just received a call from national disability. After they found out i was already being represented they hung up abruptly. When i called back to complain about their rudeness i was hung up on again. The number is. 410 632. 6490. It comes up as a number from snow hill Maryland
ladybug sunshine
June 07, 2019
317-854-4862 is the number that the scammers are calling from, at least today. They do not give up. I've asked to be taken off their call list, but the calls continue. They want to help with my disability claim...which I do not even have going on!! be careful people!!