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We’ve seen a new twist on the Social Security Administration (SSA) scam recently. Check out this SSA imposter robocall, which says your benefits will end. (That’s not true, by the way.)
If you get a call like this, do not press 1. Instead, just hang up and remember:

  • Your Social Security number is not about to be suspended.
  • The real Social Security Administration will never call to threaten your benefits.
  • The real SSA will never tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on a gift card.

The Social Security Administration scam is the number one scam reported to the FTC right now. People filed nearly 73,000 reports about Social Security imposters in the first six months of 2019, with reported losses of $17 million. (You can explore the data about imposter scams and losses at ftc.gov/exploredata.)

So if you’re getting these calls, you’re not alone. Tell your friends and neighbors about this scam. Tell them to hang up the phone. And then to report it to the Federal Trade Commission.

343 Comments

MrsAlston
January 27, 2020
I received this call today at the number 800-718-4449
SSA SCAM
January 29, 2020
RECIEVED AUTOMATED MALE VOICE FROM 1-855-468-4056 REFERENCING SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD
Marina
January 29, 2020
I never answer a number that is not in my contacts. If they are interested, they will leave a message, BUT TODAY I RECEIVED THIS CALL, (SAME RECORDING AS ABOVE) AND IT WAS FROM NUMBER 800-612-5648...
Marina
January 29, 2020
I never answer a number that is not in my contacts. If they are interested, they will leave a message, BUT TODAY I RECEIVED THIS CALL, (SAME RECORDING AS ABOVE) AND IT WAS FROM NUMBER 800-612-5648...
cheri
January 29, 2020
Today’s SSA robocall came from: ‭+1 (410) 834-4663‬
KaiqiB
January 31, 2020
I've received one call an hour. This is so annoying! I wish the FCC would actually enforce the banning or restriction of these types of scam robo calls. Obviously, people are upset and some have lost money. This is beyond ridiculous. Something actually needs to be done besides having a nice message saying to ignore the calls. Hard to do when it is One. Call. An. Hour.
dpierce53
February 03, 2020
I received a scam call. The phone number was 855-267-9086
NM
February 04, 2020
I received a call from North Dakota yesterday, I never answer numbers if I don't recognize them. They left a message and of course they threaten me. number 605-864-4292 it asked me to call this number back before the police comes to my door.
Senior
February 07, 2020
Received 2 voice messages from 419 216 3749 0n 2/5/2020 saying my social security number was suspended and to call maria gomez at 419 216 3749..
username
February 07, 2020
1-866-898-1379 claiming to be the social security administration - called it back and anyone who answers is foreign and you can hear hundreds of them in the background on the phone.
rtb2
February 07, 2020
They have been calling me the past 3 days from different numbers non-stop!
Shjag
February 14, 2020
Just received call like that from 216-100-8801. Called before with similar numbers
Larry
February 18, 2020
I have received 4 or 6 of these today. Women says my social security number has been suspended and I am to call them at 866-390--5697 and another was 866-385-6065. The ladies voice was the same. I didn't call any of these but would hope FTC can put a stop to it, before I get senile and wind up calling them back. Feb/18/2020
moony
March 04, 2020
I just got the call they will suspend my SSN if I did not call back 1-810-379-1263
Brenda
March 10, 2020
I'm getting voice mail saying my medicaid food stamps and lifeline is about to be shut off from 3037311124
Laine
March 18, 2020
Oh yes they did say that all of my social security benefits will be cancelled. I don't get any
JAMES DELLABADIA
March 18, 2020
on tuesday 3/17/20 i received a call stating their was a problem with my social security number , i hung up and here is their phone no. 83902286348. on wed. 3/18/20 i received the same call from phone no. 91450360548 ,i am curious to see what thurs. will bring. i live in sevierville tn.
SCAM ALERT
March 18, 2020
Received a SCAM call just now, saying my Social security number will be frozen due to fraud ?? Never have had any fraud ! No. Calling was A Shell #814-778-2592. With all government offices closed due to COVID19 , this scam is reprehensible!
MRO
March 19, 2020
I received a call with a voicemail as described above. +1 (800) 258-1920.
the_ppl_vs_robocalls
June 17, 2020
917-905-0231 is another number to look out for as a fake robocall telling you your ssi benefits are suspended be ware!
Chrissie
June 29, 2020
I received one of the Social Security number scam calls on a Saturday and two calls today (Monday). Did not answer them, let all calls go to voice mail.Two calls were from an Etowah TN phone number: 423/205-1066 and the other from a Bensalem PA phone number: 210/770-9125. Irritating.
EWS
July 01, 2020
My ex-wife of 27 years started receiving these robocalls on June 29, 2020, asking for me. She has been remarried for 25 years and her number belonged to her current husband for seven years prior to that. My brother started receiving them today, July 1, 2020. They ask for me to call 844-869-5920 ext. 108. They also have my last four ssn digits and my dob. They are threatening to have my driver's license suspended...lol.
Days
July 08, 2020
My Daughter got a call from this number 917-680-2025 saying it was from social services but they ask for her last digits of her ss# what can she do?
Codie2018
July 25, 2020
received a call from 1978-340-4124 social security has been revoked to press #1
Rutaka
August 07, 2020
My husband and I have each been receiving these calls on each of our cell phones. I have been getting them off and on for about 2 wks. They started calling my husband yesterday with 2 calls and today at least 4 calls. Never use the same phone #. We botlh always hang up as soon as we hear them.
TiredOFThis
August 12, 2020
I JUST RECEIVED MY SECOND CALL in the past two days threatening me with losing my Social Security the most recent time it came on a cell phone and it was from 585-202-1608, when I tried to call them back the only thing that I had gotten was a busy signal. so I looked this up and found out that this was a scam!
annoyed
August 12, 2020
215-917-8269 phoned and said the IRS has suspended my SS# and that the FBI is involved. They are coming to get me. Good Grief.
Incomingcall
August 26, 2020
1 800 682 1927 is a fraudulent number.
Scared and Cau…
September 13, 2020
I receive a call of this nature yesterday from a male! The number he called from is 816 655-9038! I believe he is targeting unaware seniors. Please look into this because it sounds just like it could be the Social Security Administration!!!
Memory4
September 22, 2020
I'm receiving calls from a 313-215-4358 number saying it's from social security and my ss# is being fraudulently used etc. This is a scam please be careful
Please Stop This
September 23, 2020
I received about 6 calls from California, Maryland, North Carolina, and a couple of other states with the message that my Social Security was going to be suspended. I know it's a scam, but it's not fair we can't answer our phone numbes because these jerks call all day long and then have a nerve to leave a message on the phone. These calls have got to be stopped. Why can't these calls be stopped.
Concerned citizen
October 09, 2020
I have been getting robot calls saying this is social security office and we have suspicion of fraudulent use with your social security number and we are suspending all “it”. Please press 1 to talk to a social security agent. 203 448 1317
Consultrnn66
October 28, 2020
today I received calls from 202-773-9968, 216-369-5145, 361-252-0430. All threatened to suspend social security number and issue a warrant for my arrest.
Pat
October 28, 2020
I got a fake phone call from +1 (866) 313-2533-when I called it back it was the SSA number for building openings. Also called from +1 (406) 251-6497. Another scam
Zen
November 18, 2020
phone numbers 512 424 200 and 800 313 2333. I received this call today after multiple voice messages stating that my SS# is suspended by SS Administration due to criminal acitivity. I asked him about their website and he asked me to search "ssa hg alert" on google and click on the first link. OMG, it's an identical website with "www.ssa.gov" I followed up his lead and started verifying my first and last name I started to spell-out my name and he was having a hard time getting it right. I asked him, if you have all my information and verifying, then why are you struggling as if you're getting my information the first time? then he switched the topic and keep asking me what my age is.... then I got suspicious and hung-up on him. Then I went to SSA.gov and called them directly - interestingly, the representative from SS office inform me they are not the one who's calling, SS office never calls individuals to let them know their ss# is suspended. they told me there are several scams is going on and to report the incident online (www.oig.ssa.gov).
crstlgls
January 26, 2021
I got a scam call from 203-231-5347. I hung up on them and never said anything to them. I know Social Security will never call me unless I have called them first and asked for a callback.
Makeupbyml
February 06, 2021
This number called me and attempted to scam me
1139
February 26, 2021
Feb 26, 2021. Just got a call addressed to Citizen and that my social security number was being deactivated. This was received on my work mobile phone.
BrandiBeth
March 03, 2021
I received a phone call from 1-813-409-4249 & they said my SSN was going to be suspended because a car was rented in my name on the texas border and was found with 2lbs of cocaine and the FBI was looking for me. I didn't see until after I was already on the line that it popped up as "Scam Likely". WHY?!
IrinaDon't use…
March 22, 2021
3/22/2021 I live in Georgia and I just received a phone call from (GA area code) 404.369.9600. The robocall had an urgent, threatening tone-..."this is out 2nd attempt to reach you...". They said there was a case of fraud in Texas using my SS# and they treatened to suspend my SS#. I hung up at this point.
Barry
April 22, 2021
I received the same type of call. I did press 1 just to see what the deal was, knowing it was a scam call. The person had a very heavy accent so I told him he sounded just like the guy who wanted to help me set up my internet . He hung up.
Fortheloveofgod
July 14, 2021
+1 (972) 614-5796 Called me to say something was suspended or had stopped and to press 1, I did and the lady wanted the last four of my social. I told her I’d call the real ssa fo confirm and I did not feel comfortable
SMurray
August 24, 2021
I just got a call today and I was really scared.. he asked me to verify my info and told me that there was a warrant for my arrest and even went as far as saying he transferred me to a supervisor. I was initially scared and they kept me on the phone for over an hour, then I google the second number they called from and I’m finding all the comments on this site: thankfully I read these comments! This is so scary! We need to be protected from this fraud.