- Does Social Security call you about suspicious activity?
- Can someone access my bank account with my Social Security number?
- What happens if I answer a robocall?
- Does Social Security ever contact you by phone?
- How do I stop spam calls from Social Security?
- Does the Social Security office call you about suspicious activity?
- Where do I report fake Social Security calls?
- Is answering spam calls dangerous?
- Can my Social Security number be suspended?
Does Social Security call you about suspicious activity?
They claim there has been suspicious or fraudulent activity and you could be arrested or face other legal action.
They even spoof SSA’s main customer-service telephone number on caller ID.
If you suspect you’ve been contacted by an SSA scammer call the Social Security Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271..
Can someone access my bank account with my Social Security number?
They can use your SSN to open a bank account in your name. That means that anyone with your SSN can easily open a bank account in your name, especially if the identity thief already obtained a driver’s license in your name. … This tells creditors to call you before they open any new accounts in your name.
What happens if I answer a robocall?
The robocall’s logic is simple. If you answer their call, your number is considered “good,” even if you don’t fall for the scam. They will try again next time because they know there’s someone on the other side who is a potential victim for fraud. The less you answer, the fewer the calls.
Does Social Security ever contact you by phone?
The SSA will never (ever) call and ask for your Social Security number. … And it won’t call to threaten your benefits. Your caller ID might show the SSA’s real phone number (1-800-772-1213), but that’s not the real SSA calling. Computers make it easy to show any number on caller ID.
How do I stop spam calls from Social Security?
You can register your numbers on the national Do Not Call list at no cost by calling 1-888-382-1222 (voice) or 1-866-290-4236 (TTY). You must call from the phone number you wish to register. You can also register at add your personal wireless phone number to the national Do-Not-Call list donotcall.gov.
Does the Social Security office call you about suspicious activity?
SSA will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards. Anyone who tells you to do those things is a scammer. Every time. The real SSA number is 1-800-772-1213, but scammers are putting that number in the caller ID.
Where do I report fake Social Security calls?
The Social Security Administration’s main number is 1-800-772-1213. You should also report fraudulent calls. You can report them to the inspector general by calling the hotline number or going online. You also can report it to the F.T.C. on a complaint website, identitytheft.gov/ssa, dedicated to Social Security scams.
Is answering spam calls dangerous?
Not only are spam calls annoying, they are very dangerous. This is because these calls are not designed to annoy you. … Without a solution to effectively stop the flood of unwanted spam calls you receive on your smartphone, you are vulnerable to phone scams and the crooks responsible for them.
Can my Social Security number be suspended?
— No, your Social Security number cannot be suspended, revoked, frozen or blocked. It anyone tells you that, hang up immediately. … But just to make sure it’s truly the SSA calling you back, hang up and call SSA’s main number at (800) 772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).