Your Social Security number isn’t suspended. Ever.

I just got a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration. He claimed they have noticed fraudulent activity involving my SSN. He wanted me to click a number to be connected to an agent who give me more information. Click!

That’s all I needed to hear before hanging up my phone. This is a scam going around trying to fool you into giving them your personal information. My Social Security check is directly deposited into my bank account. I can sense a scam when I hear one.

Beware of this and other scams that are designed to make you panic and compromise your security. The government, whether it’s the SSA or IRS or any federal agency would never call you at home. They also would never freeze, suspend or cancel your Social Security Number.

Should you get such a call simply hang up and call their bluff, secure that you’ve avoided a scam.

2 thoughts on “Your Social Security number isn’t suspended. Ever.

  1. Yeah, we got that call, too, and of course we also hung up. I worry, however, about older folks, like my 91-year-old mother-in-law. We’ve tried to explain scam attempts to her, but I’m not sure she understands.

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